Tag Archives: diet

Gluten-Free Diet, part 1

First off, I want to acknowledge this topic as being controversial. I understand that your opinion might differ and I respect that. I felt compelled to write about this as a continuation of my series about food labels. That being … Continue reading

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I don’t want to see a specialist and here’s why

After a long procrastinating, I finally went to see a doctor last week. Mostly for the reason of my medications refill, otherwise I would’ve dragged my feet even longer. This is my new PCP (primary care physician). He will take … Continue reading

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Okra, a diabetes cure?

Many online sources swear by okra being a magic cure for diabetes. I think they’re talking about type 2. I received a few emails of this nature, and have seen a few articles on Facebook that claim to have found … 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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Not all proteins are the same and how this relates to diabetes

While I was checking my email, a window popped up sporting the words Plant Protein in huge fonts.  This piqued my curiosity and off I went googling.   Here now, I’ve found this gem, Protein: Moving Closer to Center Stage posted on … Continue reading

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Pass the oatmeal, please

I’ve always been big on oatmeal for breakfast.  Love to cook it since no stirring is necessary so I’d just leave it well alone and let cook on its own accord.  In the meantime I check my sugar, make my … Continue reading

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2015 Diabetes Blog Week Day 7 – Crazy Stories

Diabetes can sure bring some crazy moments.  So tell us your Top 3 craziest D related stories!  If you can’t think of three, don’t worry.  We’re just as happy with one or two. What’s crazy about diabetes? Everything. It’s a perfectionist, … 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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Happy Mother’s Day!

On this day I can’t help but think about my late mother.  For one thing, she had diabetes and didn’t watch her diet. She baked a lot and then would eat her baked goodies, even after being diagnosed.  She has … 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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