Monthly Archives: September 2012

Shoes and Diabetes

Last week there was a discussion about feet and eyes on Diabetes Social Media Advocacy. One particular question came up that I think is an important one: Why do I have to wear closed shoes all the time?  First of … Continue reading

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Distraction meets Diabetes

I think every parent – heck, every adult in this overstimulated world of ours – has some level of adult ADD. “I’m just going to send one more message,” “I just have to check facebook one more time” and so … Continue reading

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More Veggies Less Pressure

I’ve often heard that kids will eat what you put in front of them. I think it’s pretty true for adults too. There’s at least one study that found pressuring kids to eat healthy can increase obesity later on. Instead … Continue reading

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Invisible Illness Week

September is a busy month! I just learned that there was an “Invisible Illness Week” this month. Diabetes is an invisible illness. Although diabetes-related complications can sometimes be visible, unless someone knows we have diabetes, it’s not obvious from the … Continue reading

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Inspiration

September is Health Activist Inspiration Month, according to a newsletter I received. They ask the question: What inspires you? Good question. Inspiration can lead to motivation. I’m inspired by blood glucose levels in a range where I want to see them. … Continue reading

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Balance Awareness Week

September 16-22 is Balance Awareness Week. I briefly saw this mentioned in an email that came across my inbox last week, and it immediately made me think of my own goal of balance. Granted, Balance Awareness Week is about vestibular … Continue reading

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Diabetes and UTIs

Not a fun topic, but an important one, and a good reason to manage your blood glucose level: people with diabetes have a higher chance of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs). If you’ve had one in the past, you know … Continue reading

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I know what I need to do…

And I just need to choose to do it! How many times have we said these words? “I know what I need to do.” Diabetes educators hear them often. Unless they are brand new at diabetes, people often don’t need … Continue reading

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Music, Lights and Diabetes

Have you heard of the Mediterranean Diet? (I prefer to call it the Mediterranean Lifestyle, but no one asked.) This meal plan includes more than just food: exercise is a key component, as well as the importance of enjoying meals with … Continue reading

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That Dam Tour

Recently my family and I were about to embark on a tour of a dam. There was a sign showing items not allowed on the tour, including a backpack. My son said, “Mom, you can’t take your bag,” and I … Continue reading

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