Monthly Archives: December 2013

Goals vs. Systems

I just read this article, which says that rather than setting goals, we can work on changing systems for how we do things. This, eventually, will lead to achieving our goals. One example the author gave was that if you … Continue reading

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Upside Down Numbers

Yesterday I was checking my blood glucose and found it amusing that I have been looking at my numbers upside down for over a year. When I was forced to switch meters (insurance coverage), I just couldn’t bring myself to … Continue reading

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Multi-tasking

Here we are in the middle of December, the holiday season, and the end of a semester (for education-related people). The peak of multi-tasking season! I am on hold with my mail-order pharmacy, reading and writing emails and recently finished … Continue reading

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Eye Disease and Diabetes

We all have our fears related to diabetes, and my biggest one is eye disease (retinopathy). All my diabetes life I’ve heard scary statistics about eye disease and diabetes. Many times I have heard the message that some form of eye … Continue reading

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Do you exercise?

I just read an article that says research has now shown that people “who were asked about their exercise habits, lost more weight and lowered blood sugar levels more than those in the groups who weren’t asked.” We (diabetes health … Continue reading

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Butterflies and Blood Sugars

I had no idea what to write about today, when I looked up and saw a butterfly (it’s the photo on this month’s calendar page). Butterflies represent many different things to many different people and cultures. I started thinking about … Continue reading

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Message to the Gift-Givers

This post is inspired by a comment from Kathy. I used to work on a hospital unit, and I remember lots of food being given as gifts to the nurses and other health professionals. The nurses station and break room … Continue reading

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Risk for Diabetes

I have worked at many diabetes screening events where people have avoided me. I’m thinking, especially, of the table set up in the grocery store, where people walk in, see my table, avoid eye contact, and walk the other way. … Continue reading

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No substitute for moderation

I know firsthand how easy it is to make excuses for eating more when I’m exercising. I walk three days a week and take an intensive exercise class three days a week. For the first year after joining the class, … Continue reading

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Preconception Counseling for Teens with Diabetes

When we think about keeping teens with diabetes safe, we may think about preventing low blood glucose or making sure they have supplies with them at all times. We want to be sure they are taking insulin when they need … Continue reading

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