Life with Diabetes

The Book I Did Write

So I didn’t write the Great American Diabetes Narrative, nope.  But what I dreamed of doing was offering a clear instruction manual on how to manage your own health with diabetes — the kind of book I certainly could have used but couldn’t find when I was diagnosed.
Author James Hirsch writes of a growing divide between diabetic haves and have-nots — a world in which “an elite corps of highly motivated, educated, and financially…

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The Book I Wish I Wrote

Welcome back from Thanksgiving break, everybody. I hope it was an enjoyable one.  You did pretty well on food choices?  Personally, I’m still bloated.  Bought reams of salad yesterday for the “cleansing” peroid
In any case, what I wanted to share was that I spent some time this weekend with James S. Hirsch’s new book, Cheating Destiny: Living with Diabetes, America’s Biggest Epidemic.  I’m about halfway through it now, but it only took me about…

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Happy Thanksgiving! (Get Your Stocking Stuffers Here)

Happy Thanksgiving, People!  Strange, actually, to be wishing PWDs a happy time on such a voracious day of eating.  My plan is to stick to no more than 2 carb choices (yams and cranberries — I’ll skip the mashies and pie), and to use my nifty new food scale to count ‘em up.  Lucky for me, the party’s at my place, so I’ll have my scale nearby.  Shoulda done this years ago.
Meanwhile, I have…

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Gary Hall, Jr.: Real Man for the JDRF

I just couldn’t let this one pass by: In a slightly embarrassing macho-cheesy advertising campaign, our PWD hero Gary Hall, Jr. (Olympic Swimmer extraordinaire) is the first-ever “Real Man” for a Barbasol Shaving Cream campaign to help fund the JDRF.  Actually, he has been the “Real Man” since last Spring, but I just noticed him a few days ago on my hubby’s can of Barbasol.  Huh?
“Barbasol Real Men consistently perform in situations when it…

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Pop Quiz: Are You Holiday-Ready?

No, really.  Are you ready for the season of making merry by way of overeating and drinking?
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about “eating diabetic,” it’s that I only feel deprived when I’m around others who are munching away, carefree-like.  Crap!  I can’t just eat that.  It’s not that simple, you know!  Well, yeah, I could eat it, but my whole BG day will go to hell.  Oh, nevermind…
Want to find out how…

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