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On Keeping a Diabetes Journal

I’m looking through the green, spiral-bound notebook in which I journal and keep track of most things diabetes. For the first few months after my late-March 2007 diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes, I kept diligent track of the time of day and my blood glucose readings—highlighted in blue—in the left-hand margins. I also wrote a paragraph or two about what I’d eaten (if I had eaten), its carb content, as well as what activities I was up to, how I felt, and any thoughts, questions, or fears about my diabetes. Read More “On Keeping a Diabetes Journal”

Recipe of the Week: Cool tomato, cucumber, and onion toss

This refreshing, lettuce-free salad is a great way to start off a meal—thanks to its water and fiber content, it helps fill you up on few calories. It’s also an ideal dish for a hot summer day when you don’t feel like using the stove.

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Back From (Another) Trip

Just two more trips—both for fun and one with my husband, for once—and things may be back to whatever passes for normal at my house. Trips for fun, business, and to take care of family matters have kept us in "hello, goodbye" mode for much of the year, and definitely for the summer. Read More “Back From (Another) Trip”

A Diabetes Neophyte’s Prologue (Part 3)

(Continued from last week’s entry.)

What does it mean to me that I’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness that 80 or 90 years ago pretty much meant I’d be dead in a few years? What does it mean that, although I should be able to live a full life, I am still more than likely going to have to monitor my blood glucose and inject or infuse insulin and watch my diet and keep diligent watch over when and how much physical activity I do and wait around for the second low, and so on, and so on…for the rest of my days?

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Recipe of the Week: Fantastic fruit medley

As Amy Campbell explains in her blog entry this week, fruit tends to have a low “energy density” thanks to its high fiber and water content. This fruit salad, low in calories but a good source of fiber (not to mention vitamins and minerals), certainly fits the bill.

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