Quilted!

In case you’re already a little disgusted with my generally cheery attitude about diabetes, please don’t gag. This is for a very good cause: Children with Diabetes (CWD). And my 8yr-old actually sewed on the buttons for me. In fact, she and I did a Happy Dance when it was finally complete, because this very little bit of sewing (I outsourced the actual patchwork) took me over 8 months to complete. That would be about…

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Tour de Cure: All Good, Mostly

My husband rode the 100-mile Tour de Cure in Napa over the weekend, and did not bother to take a photo of himself. Bad hubby! Well, good hubby, I suppose, for taking part in “the nation’s premier Tour de Cure event.” But I wanted proof, to post here
Anyway, he’s an avid cyclist, who rode the 585-mile AIDS ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles a few years ago. This time, he really enjoyed “the…

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Greetings, Diabetic Celiacs

Somehow the word has spread accross the Web that I am not only diabetic, but gluten-intolerant as well. I’ve noticed that a number of my online gluten-free friends (see new list in left-hand column, below) have linked back to me, as some kind of resource, I suppose. What can I actually offer on this topic?
For those of you unfamiliar with this disorder, let me start by explaining that it is, in many ways, harder…

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AACE for Dummies

So the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) held their annual meeting this week(end) in Chicago — while I was off galavanting around Palm Springs for my 15th wedding anniversary, empirically testing the insulin-carb ratio for Pina Coladas (results indicate ca. 60 carbs, N=1).
Anyway, whenever these big meaningful diabetes conferences roll around, I do try to cut through the hype to put my finger on what all the news really means to us average…

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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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