Monthly Archives: February 2012

Take a Leap

We talked about a day without diabetes, and now it’s time for a blog post without diabetes. Today is February 29th – Leap Day? Leap Year Day? At any rate, it’s sometimes called Sadie Hawkins Day, and that’s when crazy … Continue reading

Posted in diabetes blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Diabetic (sic) Socks

I was given an awesome pair of socks recently, which led me to write about socks and diabetes. All of my diabetes life I have heard claims about “diabetic (sic) socks.” First of all, how could socks possibly have diabetes? … Continue reading

Posted in about diabetes, diabetes care | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Day Without Diabetes

Tudiabetes.org has started a monthly series with questions for blogs, discussions, etc. One of the questions this month is What would you do with a diabetes-free day? I thought about this question while I was on the treadmill this morning. … Continue reading

Posted in about diabetes | Tagged , | 6 Comments

What is Diabetes?

What is diabetes? That is truly a loaded question. I imagine each person who has diabetes could answer that question in a different way. I am going to answer it historically and scientifically…this time. Diabetes mellitus is characterized by high … Continue reading

Posted in what is diabetes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Diabetes & Ayurveda

I am honored to have a guest blog by my friend, Tracy Zuschlag, who is a licensed Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. I recently heard Tracy give a talk about Ayurveda and thought it would be something interesting to share with readers. … Continue reading

Posted in diabetes care | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Diabetes Benchmark

It’s incredible how something that’s been around for more than thirty years – hemoglobin A1C – is just now becoming more well-known. At any rate, I saw an article about A1C today that was called “Future Diabetes Test.” I was … Continue reading

Posted in about diabetes, diabetes guidelines | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Don’t overlook talent

Are you selling yourself short? I just read an article about Jeremy Lin, a Harvard graduate who is playing basketball for the New York Knicks. The article discusses 10 lessons for success, based on Jeremy’s experiences. I especially like lesson … Continue reading

Posted in about diabetes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Never too late; always too soon

I love this article for many reasons. My grandmother is 102 years old, so whenever I see an article about centenarians, I read it. What if that happens to me? I’ve mentioned before that my goal is 85… I like … Continue reading

Posted in exercise and diabetes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Overweight despite fewer calories

I’ve met many people who are overweight or obese and tell me they don’t eat much. This may be the case because they are purposely withholding calories, or because food is not readily available. Here is an article about scientists … Continue reading

Posted in diabetes care | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fail Better

Failure is a routine part of managing diabetes. How’s that for a downer intro? But it’s true, at least if we are striving for perfection. Even if we are only striving for mediocrity, we fail to achieve that at times, … Continue reading

Posted in about diabetes, diabetes care | Tagged , , | 1 Comment