Life with Diabetes

The ADA and The Great Carb Debate

You may have read by now that the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has updated its nutritional guidelines, and the media’s going googly over what appears to be its embrace of low-carb diets, at last. But don’t get too excited. It’s not as if the ADA is admitting any faulty thinking in the past, or even clearly stating that eating low-carb might be the best way to keep blood sugars under control. Personally, I have to…

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Life, by the Spoonful

The incessant need to “manage” my diabetes chips away at my energy, no doubt. Sure, there are good days when I can’t imagine letting it stand in my way. But there are plenty of bad days, too, when I may look and feel “OK,” even while I’m partially falling apart on some level.
So how do I explain this apparent paradox to other people? How do all of YOU deal with the fact that “you…

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You Know You’re Diabetic When…

A little Monday Madness, postponed this week to start your back-to-work New Year off with a smile.
How do you know you’re diabetic? When…
Any restaurant bragging about it’s amazing “pasta & pizza” is your definition of a Torture Chamber.
A really great day for you is defined as “90-120″ — which means nothing to most people you know.
Your “personal mission statement” is… um, “90-120.” Ditto on the 2nd statement above.
Unexplained electronic beeps…

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I Don’t Do Resolutions

No new specific diet or diabetes decrees over here. I gave that up a long time ago. The notion that I’m going to suddenly shed all my bad habits and “start over” being perfect is just a recipe for frustration. Instead, I like to think in general about how I’m going to approach life in the coming year. Enjoy. Joy. Less stress. Less unnecessary worry. More joy. I try to resolve to keep all that…

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Trends for 2008: Sanity, or Vanity?

According to a new Trend Watch review over at Medical News Today, 2008 will see consumers making “sensible choices and simple substitutions in lieu of the latest fad diet.” Hallelujah! Wouldn’t a Year of Actual Sanity be a nice change of pace?
On the other hand, a new national poll from NutritionData.com on “Why Americans Want to Eat Healthier” shows that people in different regions have different motivations. And, drum roll, please…
– People in…

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