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August 22, 2014
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Turning Point

Ten years ago, I sat in my Primary Care Physician's office. I had just been weighed and measured. A nurse had just taken my vitals and my blood pressure had come in a bit higher than usual, which was no wonder because I sat there a nervous wreck. In the year since my last physical, I'd gained another fourteen pounds. I was the heaviest I'd ever been, the scale clocking me in at 228 at 5'3" tall. I honestly couldn't believe it. I knew that I hadn't gotten my eating habits under control in... (READ MORE)

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Eat Clean!

Awhile back, I wrote about trying out the Whole 30. After giving it a good solid go, I discovered that honestly, that eating style didn't work for me. Too restrictive for one thing. And my bloodsugars didn't seem to want to stabilize. I was low, all the time, and I found myself feeling pretty lousy energy wise three days in. Still wanting to make a commitment to healthier choices, I decided to start just plain eating clean. What does that mean? ... (READ MORE)

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Logged Down With Loggers

Two of the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are "accountable care" and "meaningful use". It looks like this is supposed to spread from healthcare providers to health records to individual patients, in some sort of patchwork round-robin mishmosh that makes War and Peace look like a Sesame Street comic book. The way I read it, I can only be accountable for my health and my physical development if I can get... (READ MORE)

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Public Displays of Chronic

I was sitting in the coffee shop, awaiting the arrival of my meeting partner. I love this coffee shop, right on the outskirts of downtown Providence, it's always full of interesting people, many that I know and those I don't know are friendly and sweet. On more than one occasion of stumbled in low and found folks to be helpful and reassuring. Through the door came a mother and two little kids, maybe four and six. She held the four year old on her hip and was talking to him... (READ MORE)

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Pace Yourself

“You’re gonna wanna pace yourself,” I said with heavy breath. Charlie stretched his distance away from me as we trampled over newly fallen helicopter seeds along the hot black pavement. He decelerated yet still maintained a gap of about six feet between us. “And this hill coming up …” I said, gasping. “It’s … a … killer!” We dug in and made it to the top of the hill where the setting sun... (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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