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This past week, I have been at a conference called the “Psychology of Health, Immunity and Disease Conference.” This conference is held in South Carolina, on Hilton Head Island. Not a bad spot for a conference—40° warmer than Minnesota, beaches to walk, golf courses, and a connection to individuals who see the world of health care with somewhat different eyes. Read More “Back on Track”

Article of the Week: Helping Young Children Succeed With Diabetes Care

This article from the Diabetes Self-Management archives, written by a pediatric specialist from the Joslin Diabetes Center, covers a wide variety of issues having to do with kids and diabetes. The article discusses how children feel about insulin injections and blood glucose monitoring, their psychological reactions to having diabetes, and how to help them build their coping skills.

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And remember that articles on a wide variety of diabetes topics are always available in our magazine archives section! Read More “Article of the Week: Helping Young Children Succeed With Diabetes Care”

“A” is for Almonds

Now that the holiday season is upon us in full force, chances are you might be noshing on almonds as a snack or using them in your baking. Almonds are a key ingredient in many holiday treats. Did you know that almonds are related to the plum and that these popular nuts were first cultivated in Greece? Almonds are also mentioned frequently in the Bible. It’s thought that Spanish missionaries were responsible for bringing almonds to America, particularly to California where the majority of this country’s almonds are currently grown. Read More ““A” is for Almonds”

Recipe of the Week: Holiday turkey noodle soup mix

Looking for a homemade holiday gift? This low-sodium, high-flavor soup mix will come in handy in anyone’s kitchen; in fact, you may want to keep some on hand for your own cupboard! Combined with fresh vegetables and some leftover turkey or chicken, it makes a warming first course or light meal. Look for whole-wheat egg noodles to up the fiber content.

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A Nod of Acceptance

Giving someone a nod when we see them is often a means of recognizing their presence. It’s not like stopping full-out and saying “How are you?” which can lead to a longer conversation, but it is a recognition of another person and an acceptance of their presence. Read More “A Nod of Acceptance”

Struggles with Panic Attacks

First, I want to address a question that Envoy posted on my blog entry from two weeks ago. Envoy asked if I thought that depression was more common in people who have diabetes. The first answer is that I have always believed it is more common, and research has also indicated that it’s twice as likely to occur in people who have diabetes. That is part of the reason I suggest a yearly mental health checkup in conjunction with your annual physical. Read More “Struggles with Panic Attacks”

Treating Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

Recently, I was reading some of the readers’ postings on this Web site. Some of these postings expressed fairly strong opinions about how one should best manage his or her diabetes. Of course, one of the many good things about living in the United States is our right to freedom of speech, and postings such as these certainly get people thinking. However, it’s all too common for misconceptions about diabetes to abound. Whether it’s the belief that eating sugar causes diabetes, or that starting on insulin can make you go blind, or that having to start taking diabetes pills or insulin means that you’re a “bad diabetic,” as a dietitian and diabetes educator, I feel compelled to set the record straight whenever I can. Read More “Treating Diabetes with Diet and Exercise”

SAD and Sleepy in Minnesota

There always seems to be a new virus going around this time of year. The symptoms consist of fatigue, low energy, down mood, no motivation, and a general desire to just sit and watch TV and eat lots of carbohydrate. I was convinced it was a virus because so many people have been complaining of these symptoms that it has got to be more than coincidence. So I asked one of my physician friends about it, but he said he wasn’t aware of any new viruses going around. It turns out that this isn’t a virus, but it may have something do with some factors to which we are all vulnerable: light and sleep. Read More “SAD and Sleepy in Minnesota”

Recipe of the Week: Creamy Pumpkin Pie

Need a last-minute dessert for Thanksgiving? Don’t stress: This easy, no-bake pumpkin pie requires little more than a mixing bowl and some refrigerator space to prepare. Relying on items such as canned pumpkin, pudding mix, and a store-bought graham cracker crust, the pie can be assembled in a flash—just leave enough time (at least 3 hours) for it to chill!

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