Monthly Archives: February 2014

7 Minute Workout

Have you heard of the 7-minute workout? I guess it was featured by the New York Times, but I was told about it by a friend who is a personal trainer. It was created by exercise professionals at Johnson & … Continue reading

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Food Prices and Glucose Levels

I just saw this article about rising food prices coinciding with rising blood glucose levels, and it really doesn’t surprise me. Produce, low fat dairy, whole grains, and lean meats are expensive!! I am amazed, appalled, and frightened at the … Continue reading

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Diabetes & Travel

Usually when I travel I feel fuzzy and somewhat gross due to lack of exercise, lack of sleep, and generally not eating well. I wrote about traveling with diabetes last fall, and here I am doing it again. What’s fun … Continue reading

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Slippery Insulin Bottles

People who draw insulin from a bottle into a syringe may find the bottle(s) slippery at times. Worst case scenario: dropping a bottle of insulin on a concrete or tile floor and having it break (and not having a spare … Continue reading

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

There’s a lot more involved in developing type 2 diabetes than just eating too many candy bars. And it may not be possible to prevent it, per se. However, it is possible to reduce one’s risk of getting type 2 … Continue reading

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“Dead” Pancreas

I wanted to clarify something for those who don’t make their own insulin anymore (people with various types of diabetes). The pancreas is the organ, or gland (or “glandular organ”), that produces insulin. This is part of its endocrine function … Continue reading

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Insulin Pen vs. Vial and Syringe

I still draw insulin from a vial into a syringe. I’ve written before about why I’m not using an insulin pump. Although I do think pumps are amazing, they aren’t for everyone and that’s ok. We actually have a third … Continue reading

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