Life with Diabetes

Pssst — Diabetes Cures for Cheap! (Gotcha!!)

Looking for an “all-natural” diabetes cure-all?  Then click here for Glucobate.
GOTCHA!
Glucobate’s a phony ad for a phony product created by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to alert consumers to the dangers of diabetes treatment scams on the Internet. 
That’s how BIG diabetes Internet scams have become — to the point where the FTC and the FDA are collaborating to such lengths as producing a bait-and-switch ad campaign in the US, Mexico, and Canada…

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What Aggravates You Most?

Here’s something highly appropriate for your Monday: an in-depth look at the “Top 10 Patient Gripes” of diabetes patients around the country — a feature article researched and written by Yours Truly.

The article is presented in the October issue of Diabetes Health magazine and is also available online now HERE.
So only 10 gripes, you ask?  Is that all?!  Heck, I had to stop somewhere. 
Now wouldn’t you like to know what topped the…

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Fascinating Fast Facts on Control and Eating (Oy Vey)

Life today is a multitasking, multisensory barrage. If you’re only doing one thing at a time, you’re probably bored — Kate Muhl, Iconoculture

Between 60 and 90% of all medical office visits in the United States are for stress-related disorders — Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University

Americans regularly engage in unhealthy behaviors to manage stress — American
Psychological Association 2.06

“Drug addiction is so often talked about as a disease of our youth, but…

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Hello, Mr. Thyroid

Like many of you, I got Thyroid Disease along with the diabetes (it was one of my free gifts).  I got HYPO-thyroidism, in fact, the kind that makes your gland sluggish and supposedly makes you gain weight.  My doctor gave me pills, which I take every morning a half-hour before breakfast.  But since the diabetes is so much more intense, I doubt I’ve spent more than 45 seconds thinking about my thyroid since diagnosis.  So…

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Why Schizophrenia is Related to Diabetes

Check! Get up and check your blood glucose.
But I’m so comfy here under the covers.
You’re soaring! You know you are.  And now 8 hours in bed. You want THAT on your A1c?
But I was low! I was at 72 last time I checked.
Yes, but that was 2 hours ago, and you ate all that chocolate. You think that stuff ‘s just gonna ‘absorb’?
Bugger off.
Six chocolate kisses and a Kitkat…

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