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Congratulations, You Lived. Be Thankful!

June 15, 2015

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I would like to share Bradford’s story with  you – my readers.  Bradford is a dear friend, an amazing person.  I will never forget when my husband received “the call” from Bradford’s father regarding the news.  We were shocked.  Bradford had a stroke at 42 years old. He had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes years […]

Vacationing/Traveling with Diabetes

May 20, 2015

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Recently, I was asked to write about being on vacation with diabetes.  Over the years, I have traveled the world with diabetes in tow, and I will tell you, it is possible – as long as you plan accordingly.  Planning and preparing is essential. In order to plan and prepare I would recommend the following: […]

Stop Beating Yourself Up

January 12, 2015

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We all do it.  “If only I had done this.” “If only I had done that.”  “I should have…”  “I will never do that again (repeat 4 times).”  “How could I have been so…”  You know. And I know that sometimes we beat ourselves up over experiences in our lives.  The negative thoughts and feelings of […]

Persevering on “bad” days

March 25, 2013

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“Bad”. Probably should not use that word.  I try to use “challenging” so it does not sound so negative.  But today, I want to use “bad”.  Just one of those days.  One thing after another.  Some things diabetes related.  Some not. So what to do?  Wait… You are probably wondering what is so “bad”.  Let […]

Finding the Inner Calm

August 28, 2012

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I admit it.  I go, go, go.  I have lots of energy, and it is hard for me to relax.  To sit and do nothing is near impossible.  Yet, I know that I should be relaxing more.  Doing nothing.  Nothing?  Well, not nothing  but maybe meditating. Studies and people who practice meditation will tell you […]

The Truth About Food

August 14, 2012

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I sat down intending to share some really good (and healthy) recipes from Walgreens publication – Diabetes and You.  However, I suddenly decided to change topics.  To still talk about food – which I love.  But to share some of my experiences with food. As many diabetics (and non diabetics) know, food is so yummy […]

Losing Control

August 8, 2012

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I woke up at 2 am feeling nauseous and flu like.  Oh no.  Was I getting sick?  Oh no.  My intuition was to check my bloodsugar.  Test, test, test. I found my purse, pulled out my phone (needed the flashlight on it) and located my blood machine.  I did all this in the dark of […]