Life with Diabetes

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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Pimp Your Diabetes

Are you messed up with your diabetes?  WELL… ARE YOU READY?
This is going to be SOOO COOL.  I just discovered that the innovative and fun-loving diabetes advocates over at TCOYD (a non-profit offering D-education around the country) are launching a new extreme makeover program especially for suffering PWDs.  And it shall be called PIMP YOUR DIABETES.
It’s not TV, and it’s not The Swan, exactly. No surgery, and no ball gowns.  But Dr. Steven…

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Our New Book, Unveiled

So you know I’ve been working on a “mystery book” for a while.  Well, it’s time for the wrapper to come off! Even though the cover design isn’t finished yet; this one’s just a temporary placeholder.
I’ve been privileged to co-author this book with Dr. Richard Jackson of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.  We’re calling it the “first-ever, hands-on guide to achieving a long and healthy life with diabetes.” It actually tells people in…

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