Is it weird to enjoy a holiday that’s focused on ten biblical plagues? But the Jewish festival of Passover is (like so many Jewish holidays) commemorative — a celebration of redemption and hard-won freedom. It celebrates the Jews’ ancient breakaway from slavery in Egypt, and today, it is a time for a special ceremonial meal with the family, and a break from our usually tech-driven, turbo-hectic lives (read: no Twitter for the next few days).…Read more »
Wow, and I thought picking winners for our Holiday Sweepstakes diabetes wisdom contest was difficult! But for the NEW YEAR, NEW YOU Diabetes Makeover competition, what we ended up judging were people’s life stories — their hard luck and their struggles with diabetes and related health conditions. How do you place comparative value on that?!
Everyone wrote so eloquently about their situation — years of unstable blood sugars, struggles with weight loss, coping with neuropathy…
A note today to remind you that this is the final week to send us your story and apply for a FREE DIABETES MAKEOVER. Who couldn’t use some individualized help getting their diet, exercise routine, and glucose control regimen into a healthy and productive groove?
We already have had a number of people writing in about their struggles controlling their weight, and how they’ve “started many exercise programs, but just can’t keep motivated.”
Congratulations, Diabetes Community, on sharing some awesome tips on how to stay physically active over the cold winter months when carbs are so painfully plentiful. This was of course last week’s contest question, to which we again received nearly 60 informative replies.
Overall, the wisdom of the community on this topic seems to focus on the following:
Try some mall walking; get a dog and enjoy the obligation to take it for walks; set an…Read more »
So how did you hold up during Thanksgiving dinner? Darn it, I’m a bit late posting this, but in case you’re still up against some very large meals this weekend, have look at John Crowley’s useful Tips for Getting Through Thanksgiving with Diabetes. I especially like the notes on What to Do If You Blow It: “Don’t let one mistake at Thanksgiving spiral into five weeks of high blood sugar… from Thanksgiving all the way…Read more »