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After the Binge (Advice from a Doctor)
Monday, December 17, 2012      13 comments

. Drink plenty of water to help hydrate your body and flush out some of those binge-induced toxins. 2. Do an easy, low-energy exercise. Although you feel bloated and don’t want to move, even a little walk can help release endorphins, whi... Read more
A Few Tips on Getting Your ZZZZZZZZZZs
Thursday, December 06, 2012      4 comments

¡Set a bedtime that allows you enough hours of slumber. ¡Try to go to bed and get up at the same times each day even on weekends. ¡Exercise regularly; however, finish workouts well before bedtime so that you have time to wind down. ... Read more
My Diabetes Story
Saturday, December 01, 2012      5 comments

I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2004 when I went to my physician for a routine physical. As diabetes runs in my family, I have always reminded them to check for this whenever I have blood work. Prior to this physical, I had went a few ... Read more
Super Smoothie (Recipe from www.kraftrecipes.com)
Friday, November 30, 2012      7 comments

per Smoothie servings total: 2 servings, 1-1/4 cups each What You Need 1 cup fat-free milk 1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN 2% Milkfat Low Fat Cottage Cheese 1 cup frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries,... Read more
Strawberry Patch Nachos (recipe from the Smucker's website)
Saturday, November 17, 2012      7 comments

Strawberry Patch Nachos . . Ingredients: • 24 (about 4 oz.) light or baked tortilla chips 1 1/2 cups fresh fruit such as halved grapes, sliced bananas and berries 1/4 cup Smucker's® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter OR Jif® Cr... Read more
Holiday Fear
Saturday, November 17, 2012      10 comments

Am I the only one that fears the holidays. I am trying to follow my diet plan, lose weight, and control my diabetes. However, I do all of the cooking for my large family on the holidays, and they are not dieting. So, I have to cook all of the... Read more
How to be a Diabetes Advocate
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      3 comments

Click the link below for an informative article on how to be a diabetes advocate. The article is from the Diabetic Connect website. www.diabeticconnect.com/
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World Diabetes Day 2012
Sunday, November 04, 2012      8 comments

Please click on the following link for information about World Diabetes Day campaign. The campaign aims to educate, engage, and empower youth and the general public on diabetes. November is Diabetes Awareness Month. www.diab... Read more
Know Your Rights When Debt Collectors Call
Saturday, November 03, 2012      6 comments

With the economy in such bad shape and the high rate of unemployment, more people than ever are having to deal with debt collectors. The pressure of the constant phone calls and threats can really take a toll and promote anxiety and depression... Read more
Yummy Diabetic Recipes
Saturday, October 27, 2012      7 comments

If you follow the link below you will find some yummy diabetic recipes by such notablle chefs as Paula Deen. http://www.diabetesinanewlig
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Pedometers Hate Me
Saturday, October 27, 2012      5 comments

I try to wear a pedometer daily to record my steps; however, I must be doing something wrong. Some do not record all of my steps. For instance, I will look at the number that is showing and then walk down the hall. When I get to the end, the ... Read more
Weight Loss Surgery Leads to a Happy Surprise
Friday, October 19, 2012      11 comments

When my uncle died he was only in his fifties and weighed around 500 pounds. He died at home. When his 13 year old daughter went to tell him good bye prior to heading off to school, she found that he had died in his sleep. He had sleep apnea,... Read more
A Refresher about Depression
Saturday, October 06, 2012      5 comments

The symptoms of depression are: Feeling sad, very down, angry, anxious, or irritable; Sleeping much more or less than usual; Constant tiredness or a marked decrease in energy; Lack of interest in things that you used to enjoy; Diffi... Read more
The Honey Moon Phase is a Set UP for Denial
Saturday, September 29, 2012      4 comments

Every diabetic has been through the honeymoon phase when it seems that you can eat whatever you want and still have great blood sugar control. Sometimes, it even seems that the more sugar you eat the night before the lower your fasting blood s... Read more
Insurance and Weight Loss
Saturday, September 15, 2012      2 comments

Why is it that with all of the talk about America's obesity epidemic insurance companies can still get away with not covering the cost of gym memberships, diet aids, and weight loss surgery? Insurance is extremely expensive and when a doctor te... Read more

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