Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bad news rubs off

After reading about positive effects on sleep, health and energy for those who stopped watching the news for three weeks, I am convinced that negative, angry, bashing campaign ads cannot be good for the blood glucose. When I was in … Continue reading

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Diabetes Excuses

I don’t believe in using diabetes as an excuse – for anything. Using diabetes as an excuse is just another version of being a victim. A recent discussion reinforced this for me. A parent mentioned that it’s awkward to have … Continue reading

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Change Directions

Sometimes in life we are forced to change directions. It can happen because plans change, or something unexpected happens, or something doesn’t work out as we thought it would. Diabetes can create these situations too – perhaps we forgot a … Continue reading

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Strange Reminders

I went for a walk this morning and got a rock in my shoe. Every time I took a step the rock poked into the bottom of my foot and really hurt. And I was so thankful for that. Whenever … Continue reading

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Reverse Diabetes

Today I had a conversation about reversing vs. curing diabetes (thanks for the prompt, L.A.). This is typically referring to type 2 diabetes. I’ve posted before about cure stuff – type 1 and type 2 – and I’m cure-ious… about … Continue reading

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Doing something right

I am happy to pass on some news I just read: in a study that looked at 250,000 people with diabetes, the rate of death from cardiovascular disease was down 40% and the overall rate of death from diabetes was … Continue reading

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Diabetes Quotient

I was reading an interesting article about IQ, which said that our EQ (Emotional Intelligence), MQ (Moral Intelligence) and BQ (Body Intelligence) are actually more important than our IQ. I decided to coin yet another one: DQ (Diabetes Intelligence – … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Freedom

It’s the fourth of July again (how does a year go by so fast?), and I still connect with the way I felt on this day last year, so I’m reposting (with a couple updates) what I wrote on 7/4/11. … Continue reading

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Learning from Failure

I was reading an article the other day about how hospitals and health care providers can learn from failure. Not only can we learn from failure, but we must learn from failure, in order to avoid repeating them, and in order … Continue reading

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