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Patient, Heal Thyself?

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I’ve often half-jokingly said I needed to go to medical school just so I could tell if my docs were doing what they were supposed to do. Several years ago, my (former) primary care provider (PCP) told me my blood pressure was a bit elevated, but still "just fine."

"No," I responded. "I have diabetes. It needs to be lower." Read More “Patient, Heal Thyself?”

Keeping Your Cool When it’s Hot!

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Last week, I wrote about traveling when you have diabetes (“Summertime…And the Traveling Is Easy!”). In keeping with the whole summertime/vacation theme, I thought I’d write about some tips on managing diabetes when it’s hot.

When it comes to staying cool and safe in the summer, it helps to keep a few things in mind. Much of this will seem like good, common sense. However, some of the tips pertain directly to people with diabetes, so please take a few minutes to read through the list! Read More “Keeping Your Cool When it’s Hot!”

Recipe of the Week: Spicy grilled tilapia

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For many people, the official start of summer means the official start of grilling season. As a healthier and more exotic alternative to hamburgers and hot dogs, why not grill up a few spice-rubbed tilapia fillets? This simple recipe is low in fat, carbohydrate, and sodium, and is a good source of protein.

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And remember that hundreds of additional recipes are always available in our recipes section! Read More “Recipe of the Week: Spicy grilled tilapia”

Laughter: A Good Medicine to Add to Your Arsenal

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There I was, slogging through miles and piles of e-mail after my trip, when I opened one and literally burst out laughing. The poster’s insurance company, she wrote, said it had covered her insulin pump supplies "much longer" than it had planned and advised her to look into a lower-cost alternative for her treatment.

"Do they think," she wrote, "I only intended on having diabetes for a couple of years and then maybe I’d move on to a cheaper
disease?!" Read More “Laughter: A Good Medicine to Add to Your Arsenal”

Fatal Distraction

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Before we began our cruise last week, I told my granddaughter how much she could charge on her room key/credit card and admonished her not to spend money in the arcade or the Internet café. That was Sunday. Read More “Fatal Distraction”

Recipe of the Week: Asparagus salad with yogurt dressing

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One way to get more vegetables into your diet (a topic Amy Campbell writes about this week in her blog entry) is to make them the star of the show. Asparagus is in season now; why not pick some up at your local market and toss with yogurt, herbs, and cherry tomatoes to make this salad? One serving of the low-calorie, low-carbohydrate dish supplies two servings of vegetables.

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And remember that hundreds of additional recipes are always available in our recipes section! Read More “Recipe of the Week: Asparagus salad with yogurt dressing”

Wellness is a Team Sport, Part 1: “I Hate to Ask”

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When I started to become disabled with multiple sclerosis (MS), I rapidly learned that I needed help. If I wanted to go places, do things, earn a living, and enjoy life, other people would have to get involved. Over time, I’ve also needed more support from assistive devices—ankle braces, canes, a mobility scooter. With help, I’m having a great life. Without it, I’d be isolated, poverty-stricken, and miserable. Read More “Wellness is a Team Sport, Part 1: “I Hate to Ask””

 

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