Monthly Archives: June 2012

Texting and Diabetes

Last summer my son, who was ten at the time, was completely disgusted with his teen-age cousins who spent all their time sitting on the couch “talking and texting.” He still can’t relate to this adolescent past-time, but I’m sure he … Continue reading

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Portion Tips

To continue an earlier topic, I want to share an article about Portion Distortion. I was originally drawn to this article by a teaser tip: “Don’t eat food straight out of a bag, packet, or box. It’s easy to eat … Continue reading

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Diabetes Dads

Happy Father’s Day to all the “diabetes dads”: dads with diabetes, dads who have kids with diabetes, and those who take care of their dad with diabetes. My dad and I had a special diabetes relationship. Every three months Dad … Continue reading

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Portion Size

I just read a fascinating article about a (very) small study on why people overeat – even when they are full. These researchers believe there is a link between overeating (beyond our physiological need) and two naturally-produced compounds. One of … Continue reading

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Diabetes vs. Depression

As a diabetes health care professional, I have been known to say, “until someone’s depression is managed, don’t even bother with the diabetes.” I started rethinking that a while back when I read that both can be handled together with … Continue reading

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Down or Across?

The season for corn-on-the-cob is approaching. Well, it’s actually here if you shop in our local grocery store, but I know the truth. At any rate, our family has begun eating corn-on-the-cob. Last night my son and I were enjoying … Continue reading

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Need a new diabetes battery

A while back I wrote a post about the hazards of not having cruise control on a cross-country drive. I wanted to follow up and explain that when I got home from that trip my car battery died. Once I … Continue reading

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Diabetes Support

Tonight I was reminded of the benefits of support. I was also reminded of all the times I have tried to hold diabetes support group meetings, and very few people showed up. So few, in fact, that I eventually stopped … Continue reading

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Diabetes Monkey

A while back I wrote a post called Diabetes Money. A friend on tudiabetes.org mistook it for Diabetes Monkey, so I promised to write that post one day. I googled “monkey on your back” and found these four definitions (from … Continue reading

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