Monthly Archives: October 2014

Rating my food?

I’m not usually one for using coupons, let alone food rating systems, when I’m in a grocery store. I really just want to get in and out as fast as I can, especially since without fail I am always there … Continue reading

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Being truthful to ourselves…and others

One of the things we discuss frequently in the graduate program where I teach is creating a trusting environment where people with diabetes feel comfortable sharing openly and honestly with their care providers. At the same time it’s crucial that … Continue reading

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diabetes smells

The other night we were putting up Halloween decorations and we needed small nails. I was looking on shelves in the garage, digging through former peanut butter containers that now contain various hardware-type gadgets, without any luck. At one point my … Continue reading

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Education, not panic

I just received an excellent article on Ebola from one of my alma maters. I love the title: “Public education, not panic, best approach to Ebola crisis.” Isn’t this true for anything? Yesterday I tried to allay my son’s fears when … Continue reading

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Family Meals

There is data showing that eating meals together as a family during adolescence can protect adults from becoming overweight later in life. My ears perk up when I hear about something simple that can be life-changing. My family always ate … Continue reading

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fitness trackers and diabetes

I see a lot of “talk” about fitness trackers, mobile apps, etc. I wrote about the 7-minute Workout once, and while I do like the concept and will use it in certain circumstances, it’s not something I look at very … Continue reading

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