Bits and Pieces of This and That

It isn’t spring, but it sure is cleaning time, at least as far as my files are concerned. I run across tidbits of this and that which appear at first to be good blog fodder, but can’t always seem to figure out how to make a full blog entry from it. So I end up filing it away for another day when inspiration hits. So far, inspiration is staying far, far away. Read More “Bits and Pieces of This and That”

Super Fruits: Can One a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

You know that fruit is good for you. It’s full of vitamins and fiber, low in calories, and sweet and refreshing. And, probably, when you think of fruit, what comes to mind is the average, garden-variety assortment: apples, oranges, blueberries, bananas, etc. Now there’s a whole new category of fruits called "super fruits." Read More “Super Fruits: Can One a Day Keep the Doctor Away?”

Health Care Without Crisis

“I’m sure lucky I got diabetes” is a phrase you’ll likely never hear. But “I’m sure lucky I got diabetes when I did” is something I’ve said in conversation a few times. I had the good fortune—if you want to call it that—to get diabetes at a time in my life when I was well-equipped to handle it not only emotionally and with good self-management practices right out of the gate, but also when I was fully employed with excellent health insurance benefits. Read More “Health Care Without Crisis”

Nutrition and Dental Health

Having just undergone a root canal this past week, and also having read’s recent Article of the Week on diabetes and oral health, teeth have been on my mind. When people think about a healthy mouth, what usually comes to mind is brushing and flossing and going to the dentist for regular cleanings and checkups. All of that is important, of course. But what sometimes gets overlooked is how our food intake and nutrition status affect the health of our teeth and gums. Read More “Nutrition and Dental Health”

Igor, Prepare the Lab

Have you ever heard the expression "my body, my science experiment?" With all of its variables and chances of things going haywire, diabetes gives those of us who have it never-ending opportunities to perform experiments on ourselves.

I’ve been doing one such experiment for the past week or so. The results were so overwhelming that I wonder why it took me so long to figure it out. Read More “Igor, Prepare the Lab”

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