Medicine and Art

I’m a little late in noting that this week’s Grand Rounds of the medical blogs are up, hosted by “Dr. Sanity” Pat Santy. I highlight this for two reasons:
* Pat covers this week’s entries through an unusual tour of Leonardo Da Vinci’s beautifully detailed anatomical drawings. Talk about a man ahead of his time! I like her note that Sigmund Freud once said, “Leonardo da Vinci was like a man who awoke too early…

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Book Reviews: “Fix-It-and-Forget-It” Cooking and Diabetes Travel Fun

So I got my first two review copies of diabetes books last week (the publicists have found me!). What fun!! The first is a new, diabetic version of the “Fix-It-and-Forget-It” Cookbook series by New York Times bestselling author Phyllis Pellman Good (published in cooperation with the ADA).
With my big family, I love the idea of preparing meals ahead for an easy serve-up at dinner time. Now I don’t happen to own a slow-cooker, but…

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Top 5 Favorite Quotes These Days

Kerri over at SixUntilMe has initiated the Top Five Lists Game to get her readers talking and sharing. What comes to mind for me at the moment are the Top 5 Quotes That Pertain to My Life These Days:

“Diabetes is like being expected to play the piano with one
hand while juggling items with another hand, all while balancing with
deftness and dexterity on a tightrope” – Marlene Less, via Scott’s Diabetes Journal
“Every…

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A Word (or Two) on Eating Diabetic

You can always spot me at a party: I’m the lady hovering at the edge of the buffet table, muttering to herself as she counts and recounts the strawberries on her plate; I’m the one clutching her purse maniacally when the host says, “you can put your stuff in here” –- cause I’m too paranoid to be separated from my monitor, pen, and glucose tabs, ever; if dinner gets delayed, I’m the one looking peevish…

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Bush Stem Cell Veto Sucks

No intention of “going political” here on my chatty diabetes blog, but in the name of Diabetes Advocacy, I can’t let this one pass! President Bush has threatened to veto a bill expanding public funding for embryonic stem cell research. Existing stem cells lines are simply not sufficient to take this revolutionary research to the next level — which is very likely a place where CURES to many degenerative diseases like diabetes will be created.…

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