Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fit or Flop?

I’ve been busted. I kind of figured my exercise routine was losing its effect when I increased my walking from 4 to 6 days per week and didn’t really notice any changes. In fact, I’ve been having a hard time … Continue reading

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Just when you think you’ve got it down

I realized, while walking my dog today, that training a dog and managing diabetes have some things in common. Up until about a week ago, I thought my dog really got the whole process. He went out in the morning, … Continue reading

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Thanking and thinking

I’ve been thinking about Thanksgiving dinner a lot lately, mainly because we’re having it at our house this year. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t love to cook, but who doesn’t enjoy preparing for the Thanksgiving feast? One of the … Continue reading

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Eat more (often); weigh less

People often get frustrated when they don’t lose weight despite eating like a bird. Some people report eating only one or two meals a day, yet nothing is coming off. We always talk about how the body can go into … Continue reading

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Rural Diabetes

Happy Belated National Rural Health Day (it was yesterday)! Since I live in a rural area, this actually has meaning for me. Having diabetes and living in a rural area can be empowering and intimidating. Some people live in a … Continue reading

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Managing Diabetes While Treating Your Cancer

Today I would like to share a guest post by Jackie Clark. Jackie joined the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance in 2009 as a research assistant after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in fitness and nutrition. Jackie’s experience in technical and … Continue reading

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Stating the Obvious

Today is World Diabetes Day (the diabetes-related festivities are going to keep happening all month long). The purpose of World Diabetes Day is to increase global awareness about diabetes, and in honor of today I found some very humorous (in … Continue reading

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11/11/11 Salute

Today I am thinking about all the veterans who have served our country in the armed forces (and those who are still serving). Thank you for your dedication to ensuring that my family and I are safe and free. Diabetes … Continue reading

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Smoke diabetes, not cigarettes

Monday the 14th is World Diabetes Day and Thursday the 17th is the Great American Smokeout. What do these two things have in common? They can both wreak havoc on the human body! The purpose of managing diabetes with lifestyle … Continue reading

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Why I’m a diabetes educator

Happy Diabetes Education Week! The American Association of Diabetes Educators asked us to write about why we are diabetes educators. It’s a good question, I think. Although I’ve shared in the past how my experience at diagnosis originally inspired me to be … Continue reading

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