Life with Diabetes

Excitement & Caution

An old friend writes to me from Germany: “I had no idea there was so much to say about diabetes!” Neither did I, honey. Neither did I!
But I have found that looking at the world with a diabetic’s eye view — as I now do — there is much to get excited about, like for example: San Francisco may become home to headquarters for a new world-class Stem Cell Research Institute. Wow, revolutionary regenerative…

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Diabetes: Two Diseases in One

I don’t know how many times I’ve explained the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes -– to family, friends, colleagues, teachers, other mothers, you name it! I never really intended to write about it here, figuring I was addressing a primarily diabetic audience that’d be quite familiar with the distinction. But I’ve been implored to do so, and there’s also been some hot blog discussion on the topic of late.

So for those…

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ADA Sells Out to Junk Food Giant

I had planned on posting about something else entirely today, until I bumped into this (which was announced on my birthday, btw -– what nerve!):
On April 21, the American Diabetes Association announced a corrupt new “multi-million dollar alliance” with Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, a major manufacturer of sweetened soft drinks that are implicated in the epidemic of obesity and diabetes in the United States.
“Maybe the American Diabetes Association should rename itself the American…

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Dr. Bernstein and Gingrich on “Transforming Diabetes Care”

What do Dr. Bernstein and Newt Gingrich have in common? Well, it seems they’re both advocates for transforming diabetes care. This month, both are speaking out about how America’s increasingly sedentary lifestyle is cultivating diabetes, and what to do about it.
The low-carb guru himself Dr. K. Bernstein writes a regular “corner” on the Diabetes in Control web site. This week’s article is called, “Why a Low-Carb Diet Is the Only Answer for Diabetics, Part…

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I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I Just Wanna Grow Old

Today is my 39th birthday. Happy Birthday to me, nearly-gosh-darn-40! Yes, it bothers me in the sense that it does most women: wrinkles, not so hot. But I’m really less concerned about losing my youth than I am about gaining my old age. And having some fun along the way because, like my own mom says, “I’m still 26 in my head.”

I figure diabetes presents you with the fight-or-flight option. A woman I met…

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