Monthly Archives: November 2013

Mindful Eating

You may be hearing the word “mindful” lately. There is research going on around becoming more aware (mindful) and the impact of doing so on our stress levels and our eating habits. Sounds good to me, especially since stress and … Continue reading

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The Best Glucose Meter

Blood glucose meters can be like security blankets – we tend to get pretty attached.  (I’ve written about this before.) Every year there are reports on all the blood glucose meters available, their features, accuracy, and so on. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Hope for a Cure

I don’t think about a cure for diabetes. I honestly don’t. I live my life every day, work hard to take care of my body, work hard to raise good and successful kids, work hard in my job(s), and sometimes … Continue reading

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Same food advice for all

Despite using the ‘s-word’ (should), an article I read recently caught my eye because it has what I think is an important message. In fact, this is one of the messages that I emphasize in my book. For a very … Continue reading

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What the dentist said

I have more to report from the presentations I heard last week! There was a dentist on a panel of health professionals, and when asked to explain the best way to brush teeth he answered: “It’s more important how long … Continue reading

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World Diabetes Day-after

There are still over 300 million people in this world  who have diabetes! But we can say that yesterday, which was World Diabetes Day, was a huge success. People were talking! The word was being spread about how much diabetes … Continue reading

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New(ish) recommendations on fiber

Have you been subtracting fiber grams in your food to determine “net carb” grams? I recently heard a dietitian say that this practice is no longer recommended. Years ago, smart people determined that a high fiber food item (more than 5 grams … Continue reading

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What is Hemoglobin A1C?

I attended a diabetes update the other day, and wanted to share what I learned. The speakers were great, but I was possibly even more impressed with the questions asked by people in the audience. One man, who disclosed that … Continue reading

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A simple message for those with diabetes

I had an amazing conversation with a friend this morning. We were talking about all sorts of things, but most were centered on growth. We always have room in our lives for learning, growing, and getting better. But we tend … Continue reading

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Diabetes & Candy

Halloween is a fun tradition for many, but what to do with all that candy (diabetes or not)? Here are a few ideas: Send it to the troops overseas. Take it to work (or better yet send it to work … Continue reading

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