Life with Diabetes

What’s Wrong with this Picture?

Who caught this bit in Newsweek earlier this month:
“During the time Andrew S. Grove spent at Intel, the computer chip company he co-founded, the number of transistors on a chip went from about 1,000 to almost 10 billion. Over that same period, the standard treatment for Parkinson’s disease went from L-dopa to . . . L-dopa.”
“Grove (who beat prostate cancer 12 years ago and now suffers from Parkinson’s) thinks there is something deeply…

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Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving, All! Or should I say, Happy Xtra Large Plate O’ Food Day?
When you think of facing this holiday season of meals, meals, meals, don’t you sometimes wish you could just turn and RUN? Well, imagine how they feel…

Seriously, though. At least for the weeks to come, you can search some “carb safe” recipe ideas over at the dLife Holiday Helpline. No recipe contains more than 45 grams of carbs per serving.…

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Diabetes Art: The Real Thing

Last week I received an email from a certain David Mark Bradley, a Type 1 in Manhattan, who also happens to be an artist — the real thing — whose show called “Blood, Icons, Clouds: Living with Diabetes” is now running at the van der Plas Gallery in New York. Coincidentally, the ADA was a partial sponsor, and some of the proceeds of the opening event went to its NYC “Step Out To Fight Diabetes”…

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What Ails Diabetes Education: A Call to Action

Last summer I attended the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO. I went there, as usual, to learn as much about the diabetes community and industry as I possibly can. I also went there armed with a writing assignment for Diabetes Health magazine. I thought I’d compose an article on “Educating the Educators,” all about how CDEs get trained to help us. So I started interviewing everyone who had…

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