Monthly Archives: June 2015

Diabetes Contact Lenses

First off, I will introduce GoogleX that I haven’t heard of until now.  Ditto for the Google own spell check; had to Add to Dictionary lol.  GoogleX is a secret lab located half a mile from Google corporate headquarters, the … Continue reading

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Red Kidney Beans and My Diabetes

There is a split opinion about said beans. Some say that beans in general aka legumes contain too much starch that causes the blood sugar numbers to rise. Aetna insurance company is running a Forum on which I was an … Continue reading

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Happiness vs. Fulfillment

Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
I hear people use the word “happiness” in referring to a state of being, which I personally do not like to use.  I find it sets people up for failure and frustration.  Happy implies smiling, laughing,…

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MY SELF STUDY OF MORNING HIGHS

Morning highs described in detail in my other post can be caused by 3 things:  dawn phenomenon, Somogyi effect and waning insulin.  In my case, the last two didn’t apply as I am not on any diabetes medication and didn’t experience … Continue reading

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HOW TO HANDLE MORNING HIGHS and DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST

I have posted about this issue on June 6 but now I’ve found a website that not only provides a better explanation but offers the solutions as well.  It’s Diabetes Forecast.  Boy, am I glad I stumbled upon it. You wake … Continue reading

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Metformin Use Linked With Decreased Risk of Glaucoma

Metformin is the most commonly prescribed diabetes medication.   It acts differently from the other hypoglycemic meds.  Metformin decreases glucose production by the liver, decreases absorption of glucose in the GI tract, and improves insulin sensitivity.    This way it improves blood … Continue reading

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Complications

Originally posted on Chronic Odyssey:
*Warning: Some photos may be difficult for sensitive viewers* Recently I have been asked exactly how many complications I suffer related to my diabetes. I kind of have to laugh because to me that question…

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The Construct of Invalidation in Fibromyalgia Patients – by Dr Murphee

The Construct of Invalidation in Fibromyalgia Patients — by Dr Murphee.

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The Blame Game

When a person is diagnosed with lung cancer, do we blame them? Do we question their lifestyle and then make them feel ashamed? Do we minimize what has happened to them because they possibly brought it on themselves by not … Continue reading

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Today, I am debt-free!

As of today, I have paid off two of my current debts. One was a medical bill, financed by CareCredit, and the other, car repairs, financed by GoodYear. Both interest-free. No more bills! Today, I am debt-free, yay!! Doing a … Continue reading

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