Category Archives: Health

It’s ok to be fat as long as…

Originally posted on Dances With Fat:
In response to my blogs about Tess Holliday and the importance of fat role models, and a 16 year old’s body positive art, I’m getting a lot of people who say some version of…

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A Virtuous Patient

Earlier this month, The New Yorker has published an article highlighting a tendency of some doctors to prescribe unnecessary medical tests or treatments, thus harming patients physically and financially. This includes doing EEG for an uncomplicated headache, while EEGs are for … Continue reading

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2015 Diabetes Blog Week Day 6 – Favorites and Motivations

The very first inspiration for Diabetes Blog Week was to help connect our blogging community, and that continues to be the most important reason it’s held every year.  So let’s help foster and continue those connections as we wrap up … Continue reading

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How to Exercise When You’re Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes

For an exercise plan to work, one expert says it has to be a routine that the person can stick to  How to Exercise When You’re Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes

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2015 Diabetes Blog Week Day 2 — Keep It To Yourself

Many of us share lots of aspects of our diabetes lives online for the world to see.  What are some of the aspects of diabetes that you choose to keep private from the internet?  Or from your family and friends?  … Continue reading

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2015 Diabetes Blog Week Day 1 — I Can

What have you or your loved one accomplished, despite having diabetes, that you weren’t sure you could?  Or what have you done that you’ve been particularly proud of?  Or what good thing has diabetes brought into your life? First off, … Continue reading

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Bottled Water or Tap Water

When I first saw bottled water, it made absolutely no sense.  Who in the world would pay for water when they can have it free at home?  I always thought what a waste of money; am still drinking tap water and … Continue reading

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Diabetes Medical ID — why wear it?

I can’t stress out enough the importance of having one. For all you know, you can have a hypoglycemic episode or a car accident, go unresponsive and can’t tell the world that you’re a diabetic. It’s very important that the … Continue reading

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Can young or thin people get type 2 diabetes?

If you think they can’t, think again. There is a certain stereotype of a person afflicted with type 2 diabetes as being overweight and inactive, like a couch potato chain-munching on Twinkies, and may be even smoking at the same … Continue reading

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Is Type 2 diabetes an autoimmune disease?

It may as well be according to the Medical News Today. T2 is now being redefined as an autoimmune disease rather than a metabolic disorder.  This finding may lead to the new T2 treatment that targets the immune system instead … Continue reading

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