Gluten-Free Read

Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I also suffer from gluten intolerance, an inability to digest gluten (also called celiac disease) that affects an estimated 3 million Americans — 1 percent of the population. I read somewhere that upwards of 30% of Type 1 diabetics also suffer from this additional, genetic auto-immune disorder. Still, one hears very little about this potentially life-threatening syndrome.
Viola! My “local” newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle,…

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Happy Cows

Another fascinating diabetes discovery that I take with a big grain of salt (pun intended): Forbes reports today that consumption of low-fat dairy products may lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes in men.
A study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed data on more than 41,000 healthy men over 12 years -– and found that “each serving-per-day increase in total dairy intake was associated with a…

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dLife on Sex and Scallops

I wanted to mention that we finally caught the dLife show this past Sunday afternoon (usually a challenging time for us to get in front of the TV). It wasn’t half bad! I was pretty down on the premiere, I admit, but this episode was more lively and interesting by far.
They talked openly about sex (which will liven up any show!), and emphasized the importance of partner communication when it comes to diabetic “issues”…

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Irritable

My former Diabetes Educator (insurance switch,
don’t ask!) told a group of us once that she’s often not sure if she’s
irritable for a good reason, or for a diabetes reason. She was shopping at the mall with her teenage
son when she suddenly stopped to check her BG. “Nope! I’m OK, so it really is you!” she told him. “You’re driving me
crazy!!”
I’ve got the same thing going. I mean, when I’m feeling…

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Diabetic Cyclists “Strive for 6.5”

Now THIS is a cool way to deal with your diabetes and help others at the same time. Check out TEAM TYPE 1. Phil Southerland and Joe Elridge are college students in Georgia who are into competitive cycling. Both have had diabetes since they were kids (Phil since 7 mos old, Joe since 10 yrs old). Both are active in the pursuit of a cure. Their motto is: “We do not want to live with…

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