Life with Diabetes

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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The ADA vs. Dr. Bernstein

The moderator of the ADA Message Board has removed my post re: “Dr. Bernstein vs. the ADA” from their forum, claiming I was trying to “create a controversy when there hasn’t been any” in order to stir things up. I think they found the title offensive. Clearly, the ADA does not like to see itself at odds with Dr.Bernstein and his followers. I guess this discussion is better off restricted to the dLife site, after…

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Dr. Bernstein vs. the ADA

Talk about your controversial subjects! I discovered a message thread on the dLife Message Board on the topic: “dr. bernstein vs the ada – whom do you believe?” that’s been raging since Jan. 23! To date, there are 65 posts (and counting) covering 7 pages of post thread. Some of them are long enough to hit a second page as a Word document. (I know, ‘cause I tried it: can you say, “Diabetic Internet Geek”?)…

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