Monthly Archives: December 2011

Success in 2012

The next time I post it will be 2012. It’s traditional to make New Year’s resolutions, and people always talk about how most resolutions don’t stick. One way to succeed with your resolutions is to make only a limited number … Continue reading

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Where’s Your Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is getting a lot of attention these days. I was alerted to an article about diabetes risk in children of moms with low vitamin D levels, so I did a little snooping. In addition to bone health, vitamin D … Continue reading

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Open mind, insert ideas

I was cleaning my desk and came across a little piece of paper that says the following: The mind is like a parachute – it does not work if it’s not open. — Charlie Chan Not wanting to misquote anyone … Continue reading

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100th Post

It’s not surprising that I’m thinking about holidays and holiday eating these days. There are countless articles circulating about how to make healthy food choices at the holidays. I’ve read many and shared some too. But just like parenting advice, … Continue reading

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GDM – part 4

Once the woman with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) delivers her baby, the GDM is gone. The pregnancy hormones are no longer an issue, and she makes enough insulin to keep her body functioning as it should be. At least for … Continue reading

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Nibbling

I shared an article on twitter earlier today, and got an interesting mention afterward. My friend was upset that I shared information about nibbling between meals and how it may not affect BMI. In fact, he thought I should be … Continue reading

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GDM – part 3

Sometimes women who have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) need medication. Again, it’s not their fault. If the woman’s body cannot produce enough insulin to counteract the hormones of pregnancy, sometimes exercising and eating carefully are just not enough. There are … Continue reading

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GDM – part 2

Many women have a hard time with a diagnosis of GDM. They feel they did something wrong or that they have hurt their baby. They often experience very high levels of stress because of this. It is important to know … Continue reading

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GDM – part 1

When we talk about diabetes, we typically refer to “three main types,” and they are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). More recently a lot of attention has been paid to type 1.5 diabetes, which I’ll blog … Continue reading

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Exercise, again

I am very excited to share an article that says being fit may be more important than losing weight. We heard this a few years ago, and then the message seemed to go back to weight loss and food/portions being … Continue reading

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