Monthly Archives: April 2011

Something’s Got to Give

Things have been a little busy lately. As I work to keep my head on straight and get everything done, I have to remember to keep diabetes management a priority. It’s so easy to let things slide – skip a … Continue reading

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Lag Effect

Have you heard of the lag effect? It’s a phenomenon where exercise causes low blood glucose levels up to several hours after the activity. We often teach people with type 1 diabetes about the lag effect. We warn people to … Continue reading

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Carbohydrates

I am in New York City. That alone can be exhausting (in a good way, of course). I flew in very late last night and had to get up pretty early, which is also exhausting. But in addition to all … Continue reading

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What’s Your Target?

Do you have a blood glucose target? Mine is 100. I can’t even tell you how long my BG target has been 100, but it’s been a while. I wrote a while back about the Quest for 117 and that’s … Continue reading

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Join me for WEGO Health’s Webinar: Navigating Your Health Narrative!

I just registered for WEGO Health’s exciting new webinar and I wanted to share with everyone.  Here are the particulars: What: Navigating Your Health Narrative Webinar Who: Health Activist Panel with Lisa E, Erin B, Jenni P, and Amanda D … Continue reading

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Exchange System

Does anyone remember the Exchange System? This is an approach to nutrition management for people with diabetes that was put together by the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association many moons ago. When I was diagnosed with type … Continue reading

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Diabetes of Extreme Duration

What does “diabetes of extreme duration” make you think? Anything with the word “extreme” in it makes me think it’s scary. A study published in 2007 (http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/30/8/1995.full.pdf+html) actually showed that it doesn’t necessarily have to be so scary. These researchers … Continue reading

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Diabetes Remission?

There is a conversation taking place regarding reversal vs. remission vs. cure of diabetes. This is referring to type 2 diabetes; however, that is not always made clear in the media. I read about one mom’s frustration with questions and … Continue reading

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Take a walk

Do you hate to exercise? If so, why do you hate it? How do you feel about walking? Walking has got to be one of the best – if not the best – forms of exercise that exist. You can … Continue reading

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How do you celebrate?

Last June marked my 35th anniversary of having diabetes. For some reason it felt like a really big deal. I once saw an article in a diabetes publication that described a little boy whose parents gave him a cake each … Continue reading

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