2010 Year in Review
2010: Year in Review, continued
"Leaving early, sir?"
"It's the same every time. When the knock comes, hand 2010 this letter and say it's over with no renewal. I just cannot do it again face-to-face."
2010 walked in shortly after.
"He told me to give you this. Read it and you're done with no renewal."
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with a prayer,
In hopes that Santa would bring the cure with him this year.
The children were nestled from head to their feeties,
While thoughts in their head were of no more diabetes.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, she prayed for the cure too,
A dad still wonders what else could he do...
"This year was an important one for many research- and community-related reasons, but for my family, it was the year that our family expanded despite the challenges presented by a diabetic pregnancy. Our daughter is healthy and very, very happy, and I have my capable medical team, my loving family, and the supportive diabetes online community to thank for her safe arrival (and my sanity). Onward and upward for 2011!"
"There has been plenty of news to go around concerning diabetes for the year 2010. The whole drama of Avandia and placing the drug on restrictions in Europe and the United States because it did more harm than good I thought was news-worthy. The possiblity of long term health care benefits for people with type 1 and the discussion of health care reform and how it affects those of us who have diabetes was in no doubt a hot topic. The sad fact that more and more people in the U.S. are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes— 24 million, or 8 percent of the population, as reported by the CDC to be exact—is also worth mentioning in my year in review. I am challenged everyday by this disease, frightened by the statistics, and even more overwhelmed when I learn of people whom I happen to know, like, and/or admire suffering from the consequences."
"While the online diabetes community came together more than ever with offline meet-ups and continued advocacy, we also mourned the loss of some of our own, serving as a reminder of why we do what we do around the blogosphere and beyond."
"I remember reading an article this year which said that the CDC had released a report saying that by the year 2040, one in three Americans would have type 2 diabetes if current trends continued. Realizing that between 75-100 million people could have diabetes is a sobering thought. That was shocking to me. It made me realize that there is a drastic need for health education in our society. So many cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable when an effort towards diet and exercise are applied. Instilling these values in our children today could truly make a notable impact later when it comes to diseases like type 2 diabetes. I know it has really made me consider how I parent my little girl and the way we portray eating and exercise here in our home in the daily choices we make."
Shrimp and Tortellini Salad Caribbean Bean Salad Chili Bean Dip Cajun Sweet Potato Wedges Wilted Spinach Salad Lemon Chickpea Dip Baked Whole Rainbow Trout in Ginger Sauce Yukon Morning Glory Muffins Lean Pork Chili Soup Applesauce Bran and Oatmeal Muffins
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...