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March 27, 2015
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Fun Facts


Someone at work asked me for a “fun fact” about myself for an upcoming newsletter highlighting recent accomplishments. Having just had an absolutely hellish day and night of high blood sugars, I thought … Fun Fact: My son’s blood sugar was 525 yesterday. Fun Fact: My son’s blood sugar was so high that he couldn’t take part in his hockey team’s end-of-season party. Fun Fact: It took several... (READ MORE)

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In Which I Become a Shill for a Food Product


There are two kinds of foods that are exhibited at diabetes-audience events: engineered foods and naturally gluten-free foods. The former come in two varieties: those which are designed to be lower-carbohydrate or lower-glycemic load, lower in fats, and occasionally lower in typical food allergens than their non-engineered equivalent, and those which are designed for a specific nutritional target, such as a general nutritional supplement or an "exercise food". Sometimes engineered... (READ MORE)

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Mike and the Magic Diabetes Cure


Mike Huckabee, who revealed in an infomercial that his type 2 diabetes was cured through a regimen of cinnamon and chromium picolinate, told Bass Player Weekly recently that it was not the first time cinnamon saved his life. In the video, the political commentator promotes the “Diabetes Solution Kit,” which claims to “stop type 1 diabetes in its tracks and completely reverse type 2 diabetes.” Huckabee traced his first time using cinnamon... (READ MORE)

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Nutritional Choices


Whether your choice is paleo, Mediterranean, low-carb, or "I can eat whatever I want as long as {I bolus for it, my A1c stays in range, my postprandial is in range, etc.}, diabetes forces us to examine our food choices more carefully than our euglycemic family, friends, and colleagues. Exercise, weight changes (both desirable and undesirable), and changes due to other medical conditions or complications of diabetes may further inform our nutritional choices. Food producers... (READ MORE)

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Expos, Faces, and Changes


Like many of us who live near major cities, I've been to a few ADA Diabetes Expos — my first in November, 2003, just over a year after diagnosis. The Expo took up a large part of New York City's Javits Center; most of the major meter, insulin, pump, and pill manufacturers were there; there were enough food vendors (with free samples!)... (READ MORE)

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Megan Holmes
Megan Holmes Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life.   (Read More)
Michelle Kowalski
Michelle Kowalski Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes.   (Read More)
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