Monthly Archives: October 2013

Big, Blue “Test”

Have you heard about the “Big, Blue ‘Test‘”? This is a project that the Diabetes Hands Foundation has been doing for several years now – and you can participate! Between now and November 14th, just go to the Big, Blue … Continue reading

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Are we surviving or thriving?

I spent some time with a women’s group this past weekend and something very important came up: thriving comes from the positive while surviving comes from the negative. I thought about that a little bit at the time and then … Continue reading

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Memory and Diabetes

Many of us with diabetes worry about the long-term effects of low blood glucose (hypoglyemia) on our brain cells. There is evidence that severe lows can have an effect on the brain. But what about repeated mild or moderate lows? … Continue reading

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veggies for kids

Isn’t this a fun idea? A ‘tasting game’ for kids – to introduce them to veggies and help them develop a taste for them. I think I missed that boat as far as my kids are concerned. Last night I … Continue reading

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Another Happy Blood Glucose

  I had a conversation with a gentleman whose blood glucose was 117 this morning. I got very excited, because this number has huge significance for me, and I decided to share the explanation right here. Bear with me as … Continue reading

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diabetes, habits, and food

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I read it takes 66 days to form a new habit. I have now been eating fewer carbs (I like to call it a “limited carb” plan rather than a “low carb” plan) for … Continue reading

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Napping with Diabetes

My husband just forwarded this to me in an e-mail. He wanted to rub it in because I’m not a napper and I give him a hard time for taking naps. Now he has some ammunition, because this little blurb … Continue reading

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Carbohydrate counting – the upside

Many people use carbohydrate counting (“carb counting”) as a meal planning approach to managing diabetes. Carb counting came out of a huge study that was conducted in the 80s and early 90s called the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT). In … Continue reading

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Almonds and Diabetes

I was literally just about to go to the kitchen and have a handful of almonds, when I came across this article. What timing! I have found that six or eight almonds is the perfect snack to tide me over … Continue reading

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Diabetes, attitude, and life expectancy

While I realize there are many more factors involved, I believe that attitude plays a role in life expectancy. There is some research to back this up, and hopefully more will come around. This article reports that life expectancy is … Continue reading

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