Monthly Archives: March 2013

Easter Chocolate

This Sunday is Easter, and although Easter is not about chocolate and jelly beans, they are abundant at this time of year. In fact, I just purchased a chocolate bunny for my daughter a little while ago (my son doesn’t … Continue reading

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Richard Rubin

A big name in the diabetes professional community is gone. Although I did not know Richard Rubin personally, I heard him present at diabetes meetings, I read his work, and I heard and saw his name a lot. Dr. Rubin … Continue reading

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Emotional Eating

Emotional eating affects more than just those with diabetes, but when you have diabetes and you find yourself eating emotionally, it can be complicated. I just read Ginger Vieira’s new book, Emotional Eating with Diabetes. This is a wonderful resource … Continue reading

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Books and Diabetes

  I’ve decided that writing/publishing a book is like managing diabetes. Well, there are many parallels, at least. For starters, you make yourself extremely vulnerable when putting a book “out there,” just as you do when you visit a new … Continue reading

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Fasting and Diabetes

Some suggestions for the next time you have to fast for labs: 1) stop eating 12 hours before the lab draw 2) leave a note on the bathroom counter (or someplace you’ll see it in the morning) so you remember … Continue reading

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Disney’s Diabetes Dude

Having just returned from Disney World a few weeks ago, I can really relate to this month’s DSMA Blog Carnival topic: Disney just gave you funding to create a character with diabetes. What type of character would you create? What would … Continue reading

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Words that don’t help

I was meeting with a patient recently when we started discussing how it feels to meet with health care professionals. This patient told me that so many providers say to him, “why don’t you just…” Why don’t you just stop … Continue reading

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Health Websites

As I’ve mentioned previously, choosing a website for health information can be a daunting task. Luckily, others have already done the work. Here is some information about a few more sites: CaringBridge: “We’re here for anyone who is coping with … Continue reading

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Cholesterol and Diabetes

People with diabetes have a higher risk for heart disease, and high cholesterol can be a precursor for heart disease. On the other hand, cholesterol has many important functions, including waterproofing for the skin, serving as a component of cell … Continue reading

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Diabetic

Several years ago the professional diabetes community started working on not using the word “diabetic.” Interestingly, the idea was to stop using “diabetic” as a noun, but it was ok to use it as an adjective. I’ve mentioned before that … Continue reading

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