Monthly Archives: August 2011

Benefits of Dark Chocolate

I had a conversation with two Registered Dietitians today. They were updating me on the latest thoughts in Nutrition World. We talked about the benefits of wine (red is better than white, but we still agree that people shouldn’t necessarily … Continue reading

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BG on Stage

I’ve mentioned before that stress tends to raise blood glucose levels. This is why stress management is one of the key parts of diabetes management. Keeping stress in check can actually help keep blood glucose levels more stable. Getting up … Continue reading

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Finish Line

This afternoon the USA Pro Cycling Challenge came to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the town where I live with my family. Steamboat has long been known as “Ski Town USA,” and trains more Olympic athletes than any other US town. I’ve … Continue reading

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Balsamic Vinaigrette

The scary thing about blogging is that all my “quirks” are open to the public. Well, here comes another one: I judge restaurants by whether or not they offer balsamic vinaigrette on their menu. In my experience, having balsamic vinaigrette … Continue reading

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Cruise Control

I recently drove across many of the United States with my husband and kids. We drove over 3000 miles and saw some very impressive and powerful sights (starting with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and finishing up with … Continue reading

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The technology debate

Today is day three (ish) of the AADE (American Association of Diabetes Educators) Annual Meeting. As you can imagine, there has been a lot of talk about technology. Today I attended a very interesting (and entertaining) session about teaching adults … Continue reading

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Support for the Positive Approach

I am currently attending the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators in Las Vegas, Nevada. Luckily, the buildings are sufficiently air conditioned, as it is a balmy 102 outside. Anyway, today I attended a session entitled, “Positive … Continue reading

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