Tag Archives: attitude

Because I can, not because I have to

I have this weird habit (weird to my kids, anyway) of taking the stairs instead of the escalator, whenever I have the choice. It happens mostly in airports, and sometimes in malls, conference centers, and other places. My kids used to … Continue reading

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A new wording for weight loss

If you’ve read several of my posts, then you probably know that I think the words we use are important. I believe that language makes a difference in our lives and in our attitudes toward living well with diabetes. I … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, Diabetes!

Well, I certainly fell off my “limited carb” wagon this past week! And the great thing is that it’s ok. I know I can get back to my new(ish) habits, push past resistance, and start fresh today for the new … Continue reading

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Are we surviving or thriving?

I spent some time with a women’s group this past weekend and something very important came up: thriving comes from the positive while surviving comes from the negative. I thought about that a little bit at the time and then … Continue reading

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Diabetes, attitude, and life expectancy

While I realize there are many more factors involved, I believe that attitude plays a role in life expectancy. There is some research to back this up, and hopefully more will come around. This article reports that life expectancy is … Continue reading

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Asher Day

Today I attended a memorial service for a 9-year-old. Not something anyone should have to do. The message was “make it an Asher Day,” which means live life to the fullest. With a huge smile on your face. Do what … Continue reading

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Diabetes Monkey

A while back I wrote a post called Diabetes Money. A friend on tudiabetes.org mistook it for Diabetes Monkey, so I promised to write that post one day. I googled “monkey on your back” and found these four definitions (from … Continue reading

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Diabetes Guilt

Having participated in the D-Blog Week that ended last Sunday, I definitely noticed a theme: guilt. Many, if not most diabetes bloggers brought up guilt at one time or another during the week. This made me really think about diabetes … Continue reading

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Diabetes of Extreme Duration

What does “diabetes of extreme duration” make you think? Anything with the word “extreme” in it makes me think it’s scary. A study published in 2007 (http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/30/8/1995.full.pdf+html) actually showed that it doesn’t necessarily have to be so scary. These researchers … Continue reading

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