Monthly Archives: March 2014

Generation X and Y and beyond

An article in Bloomberg Businessweek says my generation is heavier and less healthy than my parents’ generation was at our age. I’m saddened by this news, but it makes sense. We live farther away from work and the store – … Continue reading

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Diabetes Alert Day

Today is Diabetes Alert Day. This is an effort by the American Diabetes Association to alert those who are at risk for diabetes. The ADA has a simple tool to see if you are at risk. The following are risk … Continue reading

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Injection Port for Insulin

Here’s a gadget that caught my eye. For those with a drastic fear of needles, this may just help. It’s called the i-port Advance and it’s made by Medtronic (they also make an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system). … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Feet

Take care of your feet is something that people with diabetes hear often. I think of the feet as the last stop for our healing white blood cells. They travel throughout the body all day long, and the feet are … Continue reading

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Low Blood Glucose and the Elderly

A study showed that almost 100,000 people visit the ER each year because of diabetes. In the study, 96% of those ER visits were related to hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose. People over 80 are more than twice as likely … Continue reading

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Food Labels and Diabetes

Food labels are something that diabetes educators spend a lot of time on. There’s some very good information and teachable moments in food labels. The Food and Drug Administration is now proposing some changes/updates to food labels. The whole point … Continue reading

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Look Up and Enjoy!

Across the way from our neighborhood there is a groomed cross-country ski/snowshoe trail. I’m not sure how long it is, but I know I can snowshoe for at least an hour over there. I’ve been using it quite a bit … Continue reading

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Bedroom TV and Weight in Kids

This news flash about bedroom televisions and increased weight in kids did not surprise me. I have never been a supporter of kids having a tv in their room. All it does is encourage a sedentary lifestyle in the comfort … Continue reading

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