Life with Diabetes

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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OMG, The Card We Need!

You may remember my mention nearly a year ago of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute’s notion to create some diabetes etiquette cards that will help “others” understand what is and is not appropriate to say to us PWDs on the topic of our diabetes.
I’m happy to report that Dr. Polonsky and crew are in the process of delivering on this brilliant little idea!
Check it out:

Naturally, there was just a bit too much good…

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Happy Holidays :)

Deck the halls… and all that.

Don’t miss the diabetes Holiday carols for that special PWD in your life.

See y’all back here for more regular programming on the 26th.…

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In Which I Contemplate the Details

For book club this month, I am reading a wonderfully bittersweet novel about a self-absorbed and neurotic young writer. The kind of story where the narrator shares the blow-by-blow of his existence: “I took a short nap at five, and then into the bath by 5:30 for drinks on the veranda at 6pm…”
And it occurs to me: think of all the tedious actions and mind-numbing activities involved if a diabetic were to write a…

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Food Fight

For the first time in several years, I am feeling the pain of weight gain. In the last few weeks I noticed my pants fitting a little tighter, my thighs looking a little wider, and a fair bit more huffing and puffing as I attempted to jog back up the steep hill that leads towards our house.
Sure enough, the scale confirmed that I’ve gained at least a solid 5 pounds over the past few…

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