Your Moment of Zen

Monday Madness this week… well, you just have to view it. OK, so this guy looks a little too much like the Oompa-Loompa in the latest Willy Wonka flick, but his message ain’t bad. Yeah, although he kinda lost me when he got to the “fiber” portion of the program.

I, too, need a lot of posting.
Thank you very much. Take care.

[Editor’s Note: I haven’t forgotten that today is Martin Luther King Jr.…

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Just Call Me Your Highness

It’s happening again. The unexplained highs. Going to bed at 84, and waking up at 184 a few hours later — even after eating two buffalo burger patties with cheese and salad for dinner. WtF?
I MUST be fighting off a cold, although I don’t feel any symptoms. I’m using my PMS temp basal to offset this latest bout of SUS — Sudden Unexplained {blood sugar} Surge. But I am baffled and furious at the…

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Athletes with Diabetes: “Such a New Thing”

If your life is dependent on insulin, and you like to work out hard, here’s some very inspiring news: there are lots of other PWDs out there working hard to break ground for you.
I knew about Dr. Matthew Corcoran’s diabetes triathlon training camp, and of course I’ve interviewed a number of competitive athletes here who share our condition, but recently I learned about another cool group supporting “everyday athletes” living with Type 1…

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NEWS FLASH: Plot Your Health Politics

This just in: (where I also appear) has just released an extremely cool new tool you can use to plot where you stand vis-a-vis the presidential candidates on healthcare issues, called Healthcare ’08. Check it out!

A simple quad chart shows where all the candidates — 5 Democrats and 8 Republicans — stand on the biggest national health issues: Healthcare Reform, Drug Prices, Prevention, Technology (electronic medical records, etc.), and Stem Cells.
The neat…

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Some Good News on Diabetes & Depression

The first-ever known study to examine the relationship between diabetes and mortality in a so-called “depression intervention trial” appears in the December issue of Diabetes Care. And why should you care? Because the results are pretty significant.
Of 584 people in the study — all seniors aged 60 and up — those receiving treatment for their depression were found to be HALF AS LIKELY TO DIE during the five-year follow-up interval, versus the depressed patients…

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