Dear Diary: Why Keeping a Health Diary Works
Ever gain five pounds and really have no idea what could have caused it? You've been eating as you normally do and taking your regular walks. Except maybe you forgot to account for those pieces of birthday cake at the office, the sampling around the table at a recent dinner with friends, or the missed exercise due to a stretch of bad weather. It's easy to forget, or ignore, the little things that can quickly add up to bigger problems.
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Reviewed by Susan Weiner, R.D., M.S., C.D.E., C.D.N. 11/13.
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Italian Pork, Squash, and Tomatoes Spiced Kabocha Squash Slow Cook Broccoli and Corn Chicken Cacciatore over a Barley Crust Bellinis Watermelon Lemonade Pork Chops with Onion and Cherry Glaze Grilled Mahi Mahi with Tomato Vinaigrette Tuna Caesar Salad
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...