Monthly Archives: June 2013

Solutions for stress eating

I recently met a woman who is a self-described “stress eater.” She told me she has changed her ways and taken off 30 pounds. I asked what she does to avoid stress eating, and she said, “I take the dog … Continue reading

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More food and diabetes

A recent study found that carb counting is not much better than other meal planning approaches in managing type 1 diabetes. I have mixed feelings. Drawbacks to carb counting include giving a message of “eat whatever you want and cover … Continue reading

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Do we value health?

We are currently having a discussion in a course that I teach, that I’m finding fascinating. The discussion is on group vs. individual diabetes education (funny I just blogged about this on Friday). We have two students who work in … Continue reading

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Nutrition Information

Do you read food labels? An interesting article reported that women check food labels more frequently than men. Even more important, they use the information on the food label more than men do. The authors also reported that Hispanic men … Continue reading

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Medical Appointments

Have you been to a group appointment for your health care? Have you heard of them? They are getting more and more popular for a few reasons. They are more cost-effective and they help people! Group visits allow health care … Continue reading

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Mari Ruddy is Missing

This morning I saw a post on Facebook saying that Mari Ruddy, founder of TeamWILD and doer of many great things, is missing. I thought it was a joke. I thought it was one of those internet games where people … Continue reading

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Oral Health and Diabetes

It would be nice if everyone would brush and floss, but here’s the deal: people with diabetes have a higher risk for periodontal disease (that’s all the nasty stuff that can happen in your mouth), so we need to be … Continue reading

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Breakfast foods

Breakfast foods, at least for me, tend to be all carbohydrate foods. Cereal, toast, oatmeal, and so on. I have been reading a book about low carb lifestyle and wanted to experiment with lowering my own carbs, but what about … Continue reading

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Asher Day

Today I attended a memorial service for a 9-year-old. Not something anyone should have to do. The message was “make it an Asher Day,” which means live life to the fullest. With a huge smile on your face. Do what … Continue reading

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