Monthly Archives: October 2011

Finally, Good News

I’ve waited for this for a long time. Several years ago (I believe it was 2004), I was a facilitator at an education program for families of kids with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes. I will never forget listening to … Continue reading

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Age and Weight

I recently read a conversation on facebook about how we are only as old as we feel or, more importantly, as we act. I believe this is true, and I have been known to say, “age is an attitude.” Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Avoiding injury

I have a foot injury that is seriously cramping my exercise style (no pun intended). I haven’t been able to walk in several days, because it hurts, I don’t want to it get worse, and I do want it to … Continue reading

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Life Lessons Learned…on the bus

My kids take the school bus for many reasons, not the least of which is all the great life lessons they learn: They learn to make room…for those they don’t know, those who are different from them, or those with … Continue reading

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Healthy Habits are Contagious

I find it very interesting and not all that surprising that a study revealed family members of those who’ve had bariatric surgery also lost weight. We tend to do what those around us do! The family member who had surgery … Continue reading

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Seasonal Hypoglycemia Treatment

It’s fall, so I am currently treating lows with candy corn. In the spring I use jelly beans. This is not a joke; I really do this. (And in between I use glucose tablets or orange juice.) Here’s my rationale: … Continue reading

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Which Came First?

I’ve often wondered which comes first – one’s personality or diabetes. What I mean is, if someone is totally on top of their diabetes management – checks blood glucose levels frequently, takes medication on time, exercises routinely, etc., etc., would … Continue reading

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Diabetes Story: Predicting the future

Question #9: If you could predict the future, how do you think you will do with diabetes? If the response is positive, add: How can you make this happen? If the response is negative, add: How can you avoid this? … Continue reading

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Diabetes Story: Unhelpful

Question #8: What have other health professionals done that is not helpful? I can’t think of any. I feel like I’ve raked the one internist over the coals enough in past posts, and I already admitted that good things came … Continue reading

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Diabetes Story: What have health professionals done?

Questions #7: What have health professionals done that is helpful? My first pediatrician sent us to the hospital, and my nurse there, Sue, was kind to me and inspired me to eventually become a nurse. My second pediatrician and first … Continue reading

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