Life with Diabetes

ProBiotic Yogurt and Such

From the Who-Knew? File:
Here I’ve been scoffing at these yogurt companies for pitching me on reviewing their products that are supposedly oh-so-good for people with diabetes (sneer). But now I discover that there really is such thing as a “super-yogurt culture” used to treat everything from diabetes to diarrhea — that’s starting to show up in lots of products on ordinary supermarket shelves.

Yes,
these “probiotic
products” (mostly dairy foods and dietary supplements) contain…

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The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes

Considering the provocative title, you’d think I would have gotten around to reading this book ages ago! But instead, it sat on my shelf winking at me for far too long. Now that I have finally opened it, this book has opened my mind to yet another “secret chamber” of diabetes concerns that so many of us struggle with alone: relationships and sex. ‘Cause all the stuff we have to do to care for this…

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Are We Done Yet? (Venting the Silent Screams)

Last night I had an Epiphany: I am tired of thinking about diabetes.
Alas, what a useless revelation! Because pending a cure, I will, of course, need to keep thinking about this disease at least every few hours for the rest of my life (Silent Scream…)
Epiphany Part II: I refuse to feel sorry for myself. But a little venting now and then is a healthy thing, I think.
So here’s my Top Five List…

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Today Is My Birthday

I am 40… and that’s all I have to say about that.

(except that I thought seriously about doing a post titled “Up Yours, Forty!” but then I thought “Nah, I’m sticking with my sentiments from Thirty-Nine“)…

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TechnoSphere Gets an A: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Breaking news today: MannKind Corp. has announced results from a Phase 2 clinical study of its new, powder-form inhaled insulin in people with Type 1 diabetes. Patients showed improved A1c levels, lower postprandial BGs (less blood sugar spikes after meals), and weight loss, too. In other words, patients using the TechnoSphere inhaler fared at least as well as those using rapid-acting insuling to cover meals. MannKind gets an A for effort!
But what about lung…

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