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Engagement Stories

I went through a phase where I was fascinated by couples’ engagement stories. I had several friends and family members who had especially cute or romantic ones. Now engagement has a different twist for me. It still means a connection or … Continue reading

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Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

How do you rate your health? You’ve probably seen those survey questions at health care provider offices that ask if you would rate your health as excellent, good, fair, or poor. People who answer “excellent” are more likely to live longer. … Continue reading

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Mixed Drink Messages

Living well with diabetes is about forming healthy habits for life. That isn’t easy, and we certainly don’t make healthy choices all the time – who does? But with a goal of eating well and engaging in exercise most of … Continue reading

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Advertising and the Self-Control Muscle

Psychologists say that self-control is like a muscle that can be exercised and strengthened. I read an article online about exercise and sleep, both of which are critical to managing and living well with diabetes. On the side of the … Continue reading

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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 & 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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A simple message for those with diabetes

I had an amazing conversation with a friend this morning. We were talking about all sorts of things, but most were centered on growth. We always have room in our lives for learning, growing, and getting better. But we tend … Continue reading

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Cell phones, social media, and health

An article on cell phone use and fitness made me think about my own cell phone and computer use. The article says that people who use their cell phones the most are the least fit. They cited statistics about college … Continue reading

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Do we value health?

We are currently having a discussion in a course that I teach, that I’m finding fascinating. The discussion is on group vs. individual diabetes education (funny I just blogged about this on Friday). We have two students who work in … Continue reading

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Bad news rubs off

After reading about positive effects on sleep, health and energy for those who stopped watching the news for three weeks, I am convinced that negative, angry, bashing campaign ads cannot be good for the blood glucose. When I was in … Continue reading

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