Tag: diabetes

I Have To Eat

You know, I spent most of my life trying to not eat, and feeling guilty and self-loathing when I did anyway, or using food as a control device — when it’s not controlling me — or actively not caring if I was committing slow suicide and eating whatever I damned well felt like eating. Me …

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Recession Relief for Diabetics

The latest issue of DiaTribe – research and product news for people with diabetes reports that: Syringe and pen needle maker Becton, Dickinson and Company . . . pledged to donate five million insulin syringes and pen needles through Direct Relief, a nonprofit humanitarian medical relief organization, to over 1,000 community health centers and free …

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Dancing for Normal

When I was first diagnosed with diabetes about 20 years ago, my original hbA1c test was 13.4. The A1c gives a good snapshot measure of your blood sugar levels over the last three months, weighting heavier to the last six weeks. The people who set the standards moved the goal posts several times through the …

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Low Carb Yummmm

Is it possible that there is a low carb, high fiber, high protein pasta out there, that actually tastes like regular pasta? Yes! Dreamfield’s! They explain the process they use to end up net 5 grams of carbs per half cup serving. If you’re diabetic, you’ll need to test how it affects you, but it’s …

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It's the Diabetes, Stupid

I gave up trying to lose weight years ago. There are so many issues from childhood that go directly to why I gained weight, and why I tenaciously hang onto it. I grew weary of fighting with myself (and me and I) about it. A year ago, I ended up in the hospital with pneumonia, …

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