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  • Effects of Vitamin D Supplements in Obese Teens

    Diabetes In Control News
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:19 am
    Study finds extra dosing may be linked to increased levels of cholesterol and fat-storing triglycerides...
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Nurse’s lifestyle Changes After Her Diagnosis

    Diabetes Health
    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    By Tanya Caylor When Vickie Betz got to age 49 without developing the Type 2 diabetes that had caused her mom so many health problems, she thought she’d escaped that fate. Shortly afterward she received her own diagnosis. “I can’t …
  • Saturated fat helps reverse metabolic syndrome and prevents diabetes

    Diabetes News
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Rather than increasing the risk of heart disease and diabetes, certain saturated fats may actually reduce the risk, according to a study conducted by the National Marine Mammal Foundation and published in the journal PLOS ONE . The most heart-healthy saturated fat was one known as heptadecanoic acid , which is found in whole-fat dairy products.
  • Young women with diabetes have 6-fold risk of heart attack

    Diabetes News -- ScienceDaily
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    Women aged 45 years and under with diabetes have a six-fold risk of heart attack, according to new research. The study in more than 7,000 women also found that young women who had a heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI) were more likely to be smokers than older women with MI.
  • Google Life Sciences Makes Diabetes Its First Big Target - Wired

    DIABETES NEWS - Google News
    Google Inc.
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:13 pm
    WiredGoogle Life Sciences Makes Diabetes Its First Big TargetWiredGoogle's life sciences division has its first big mission: developing new ways to treat and manage diabetes. But in a sign that the company is serious about making real progress, it's not diving into diabetes research alone. It is working with French ...Google making moves to disrupt diabetesSan Jose Mercury NewsGoogle, Sanofi Join Forces on Diabetes Monitoring and TreatmentWall Street JournalGoogle Teams Up With Sanofi To Develop Diabetes TechFast CompanyInformationWeek -The Next Web -Boston Globeall 134…
 
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    Diabetes Health

  • Type 2 Diabetes: Nurse’s lifestyle Changes After Her Diagnosis

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    By Tanya Caylor When Vickie Betz got to age 49 without developing the Type 2 diabetes that had caused her mom so many health problems, she thought she’d escaped that fate. Shortly afterward she received her own diagnosis. “I can’t …
  • AskNadia: Can I Use Marijuana to Lower My Blood Sugar

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Is marijuana used to lower high blood sugar? if so, does this mean I have to refrain from the munchies to get the benefits? Leah Dear Leah, The new Marijuana industry is still at its infancy in terms of its …
  • Diabetes Health Crossword Solution

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a puzzle for …
  • Diabetes Health in The News: Childhood Infections Can Lead to Metabolic Diseases

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Click here to listen to the audio version of   Diabetes Health In The News http://www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Aug-23_-2015_-12_00_48-AM.m4a Researchers recently examined whether infections during childhood has an impact on metabolic issues later in life. A study completed at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute …
  • Diabetes Health Crossword

    Nadia Al-Samarrie
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a puzzle for …
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    Diabetes News

  • Saturated fat helps reverse metabolic syndrome and prevents diabetes

    31 Aug 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Rather than increasing the risk of heart disease and diabetes, certain saturated fats may actually reduce the risk, according to a study conducted by the National Marine Mammal Foundation and published in the journal PLOS ONE . The most heart-healthy saturated fat was one known as heptadecanoic acid , which is found in whole-fat dairy products.
  • Google to work with Sanofi to fight diabetes

    31 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    Google Inc. said Monday its health-care-research unit agreed to work with European pharmaceutical major Sanofi SA on new ways to monitor and treat diabetes. Sanofi is a leading maker of diabetes medication, as well as many other drugs.
  • Google, Sanofi Team Up on Diabetes Research

    31 Aug 2015 | 6:36 am
    Google Inc. said Monday its health-care-research unit agreed to work with European pharmaceutical major Sanofi SA on new ways to monitor and treat diabetes. Sanofi is a leading maker of diabetes medication, as well as many other drugs.
  • Cost of diabetes to Norfolk putting NHS under strain

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    The soaring cost of diabetes to Norfolk and Suffolk reached almost 300m last year, research by the EDP has found. It comes as the numbers of diabetics in our region rises to its highest ever level, with warnings that many more are at risk of developing the condition.
  • Norwich siblings help shape the future of diabetes treatment across Europe

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    Two young siblings from Norwich have helped shape the future of diabetes treatment across Europe after taking part in a new and pioneering trial. Bailey Amiss, 9, of Wild Road, Norwich, joined a new study known as Pre-Point which aimed to reduce the risk of developing diabetes for those who have relatives with the condition.
 
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    DIABETES NEWS - Google News

  • Google Life Sciences Makes Diabetes Its First Big Target - Wired

    Google Inc.
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:13 pm
    WiredGoogle Life Sciences Makes Diabetes Its First Big TargetWiredGoogle's life sciences division has its first big mission: developing new ways to treat and manage diabetes. But in a sign that the company is serious about making real progress, it's not diving into diabetes research alone. It is working with French ...Google making moves to disrupt diabetesSan Jose Mercury NewsGoogle, Sanofi Join Forces on Diabetes Monitoring and TreatmentWall Street JournalGoogle Teams Up With Sanofi To Develop Diabetes TechFast CompanyInformationWeek -The Next Web -Boston Globeall 134…
  • Why you could have diabetes and not know it - Daily Mail

    Google Inc.
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Daily MailWhy you could have diabetes and not know itDaily MailWhen Jo Jones was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 33, she admits she didn't take it that seriously. 'It wasn't something like cancer. I thought I'd just have to cut back on sugar,' she says. Today, she realises how wrong she was - the Could you have diabetes? 5 hidden signs you're sufferingBT.comAs Diabetes Becomes an Epidemic, Patients Seek the Best Treatment OptionsMarketWatchDiabetes isn't slowing Sather downSaskatoon StarPhoenixall 8 news articles »
  • Las Vegas widow blames husband's cancer death on diabetes drug - Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Google Inc.
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas widow blames husband's cancer death on diabetes drugLas Vegas Review-JournalMary Iorio, the widow of Maurice Iorio, who died from bladder cancer complications in November 2013, wipes a tear while testifying during the trial involving the diabetes drug Actos on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis
  • Cerro Gordo health offers diabetes prevention program - Mason City Globe Gazette

    Google Inc.
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Good4UtahCerro Gordo health offers diabetes prevention programMason City Globe GazetteMASON CITY | The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is adding a new diabetes course this fall. Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Diabetes Prevention Program aims to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.Pre-diabetes in UtahGood4UtahAmerigroup Provides Grant for YMCA Diabetes Prevention Programs in LouisianaBusiness Wire (press release)all 5 news articles »
  • Young women with diabetes 'have six-fold higher heart attack risk' - Medical News Today

    Google Inc.
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:05 am
    Medical News TodayYoung women with diabetes 'have six-fold higher heart attack risk'Medical News TodayCompared with young healthy women, those with MI more often had arterial hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes and were current or past smokers. Prof. Szwed picks up on a smoking disparity: "We found that the risk factor profile in young ...Women with diabetes 6 times more likely to have heart attackUPI.comYoung Women with Diabetes Are 6 Times More Likely to Get a Heart Attack: StudyNDTVDiabetic Women 6 Times More Likely to Suffer Heart AttackNewsmaxMedical…
 
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    DIABETES - Google News

  • Google Life Sciences Makes Diabetes Its First Big Target - Wired

    Google Inc.
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:13 pm
    WiredGoogle Life Sciences Makes Diabetes Its First Big TargetWiredGoogle's life sciences division has its first big mission: developing new ways to treat and manage diabetes. But in a sign that the company is serious about making real progress, it's not diving into diabetes research alone. It is working with French ...Google making moves to disrupt diabetesSan Jose Mercury NewsGoogle, Sanofi Join Forces on Diabetes Monitoring and TreatmentWall Street JournalGoogle Teams Up With Sanofi To Develop Diabetes TechFast CompanyInformationWeek -The Next Web -Bloombergall 134…
  • Las Vegas widow blames husband's cancer death on diabetes drug - Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Google Inc.
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas widow blames husband's cancer death on diabetes drugLas Vegas Review-JournalMary Iorio, the widow of Maurice Iorio, who died from bladder cancer complications in November 2013, wipes a tear while testifying during the trial involving the diabetes drug Actos on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis
  • Cerro Gordo health offers diabetes prevention program - Mason City Globe Gazette

    Google Inc.
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Good4UtahCerro Gordo health offers diabetes prevention programMason City Globe GazetteMASON CITY | The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is adding a new diabetes course this fall. Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Diabetes Prevention Program aims to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.Pre-diabetes in UtahGood4UtahAmerigroup Provides Grant for YMCA Diabetes Prevention Programs in LouisianaBusiness Wire (press release)all 5 news articles »
  • Young women with diabetes 'have six-fold higher heart attack risk' - Medical News Today

    Google Inc.
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:05 am
    Medical News TodayYoung women with diabetes 'have six-fold higher heart attack risk'Medical News TodayCompared with young healthy women, those with MI more often had arterial hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes and were current or past smokers. Prof. Szwed picks up on a smoking disparity: "We found that the risk factor profile in young ...Women with diabetes 6 times more likely to have heart attackUPI.comDiabetic Women 6 Times More Likely to Suffer Heart AttackNewsmaxYoung women with diabetes have six-fold risk of heart attackMedical XpressNDTVall 22 news…
  • ARTS-HF: Finerenone a Promise for Worsening HF in Diabetes/CKD - Medscape

    Google Inc.
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    ARTS-HF: Finerenone a Promise for Worsening HF in Diabetes/CKDMedscapeLondon — A novel nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid-receptor antagonist (MRA), finerenone (Bayer), has shown some promise in an explorative phase 2 trial in patients with worsening heart failure who also have type 2 diabetes and/or chronic kidney disease.and more »
 
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    Allie's Voice

  • FYI @DepressionAll Behaviors That Predict Suicide Risk In #Depression

    Allie Beatty
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    Depression is both prevalent and real. Researchers have identified certain behaviors that increase the risk of suicide 50% in depressed people. These include behaviors like driving recklessly or sudden promiscuity. They also include obvious habits like anxiety, hand-wringing, and pacing. In 2010, The Centers for Disease Control found that 9% of Americans reported depression and globally, 350 million people suffer with depression. With the findings of this study, it’s vitally important for healthcare providers to assess the behavior of patients with known depression. Suicide is the…
  • @sciencewr, Is Type 2 #Diabetes Caused By Antibiotics?

    Allie Beatty
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    A study has shown that people who have Type 2 diabetes used more antibiotics before diagnosed than people who didn’t have Type 2 diabetes. The antibiotics most commonly used by people with T2D were narrow-spectrum antibiotics, such as penicillin V. From a lay perspective, it seems like the most logical association would be people who tend to get sick, more often, would be more likely to develop a condition that provokes a lifestyle change for better health. The hygiene hypothesis was debated in scientific circles regarding the development of Type 1 diabetes, the autoimmune form of diabetes.
  • @RealDonaldTrump #Gun Control Doesn’t Address #Mental Illness

    Allie Beatty
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    After the inexplicable murder of the journalists this past week, the second amendment is being questioned, once again. According to the second amendment of the constitution, people have the right to keep and bear arms. Donald Trump is suggesting we address the problem of mental illness leading to inexplicable acts of gun violence, rather than the issue of gun control. A mentally ill person who wishes to shoot-up a theater, murder innocent school children, or kill war heroes will do so, despite more stringent gun control. These are people who disregard the law because they do not abide by…
  • @Diabetes_DRI #BioHub Is A Good Fit For New bG Guidelines

    Allie Beatty
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    In case you weren’t super conscientious about blood sugar control already, there are new guidelines you need to know about. Keeping your blood sugar levels closer to non-diabetic levels reduces your chances of diabetes complications like eye, kidney, and heart disease and foot amputations. The newly recommended HbA1c is 6.5. For the record, even if you keep your blood glucose levels closer to the nondiabetic levels, it does not dismiss you from the inevitable consequence of hypoglycemic unawareness. According to JDRF Senior Director, Sanjoy Dutta, low blood sugar brgets low blood sugar…
  • @janbruce Tells Us How A #Workplace Can Be Toxic

    Allie Beatty
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Need to improve outcomes in managing stress, health, engagement, productivity and performance? Consider your workplace. Is it the kind of culture that breeds ingenuity? Or does it give rise to nightmares, before your alarm sounds-off the next morning?  Don’t let yourself become a workplace statistic of health maladies. It’s a matter of control or perception of control in your work environment. When we’re in control, we can withstand the pressure of our daily grind. Some people can even thrive on such demands, whereas others resort to defeatism. In turn, this cultivates health…
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    The D-Log Cabin

  • Wondering "if"

    HVS
    16 Aug 2015 | 3:49 pm
     My head knows it's impossible..but on days like today and yesterday,my heart whispers "what if? What if you weren't type 1? What if pills were a possibility? What if everything you ever thought you knew about diabetes control is just another option?"I ate 200 carbs yesterday. 150 today. My sensitivity is through the roof.(Mostly that is because I was doing a grueling flea market prep,actual 7 hrs at flea market,& then carting the remainder home.) Hot weather,& exercise have serous effects on my bg. 14 units as a TDD is hardly a cure,but it is 10 fewer units then I'd normally…
  • One Thousand Tomorrows

    HVS
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:53 am
    I use to thinkThat 1,000 tomorrows would make upFor 52 bad yesterday's.Ah,hope springs young,& eternalYears passA thousand tomorrows will soon be todayAnd turn into yesterdays.Normal numbers don't save meFrom the darkness of the place I'm in.I don't see the light.I don't see the hope.I don't see the promise of tomorrow.There is only today,& living the pain.(And the further spiral of the numbers.)Yesterday probably even wasn't that bad,because yesterday I was at least breathing.And my yesterdays with diabetes now match those without.(16.5 + 16.5)This also I knowThat a bad todayKeeps…
  • FFL: Complicated

    HVS
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Ten years ago, I got on a plane and went to Florida to hang out with a bunch of diabetes people. I was getting to know (IRL) the people that had previously lived only in my computer.(aka the Children With Diabetes Chatrooms) There was no Adults With Diabetes support. I volunteered to be a chaperone at the Teen Dance,which amounted to me standing outside the door and making sure no parents snuck in.(That was how I met Joe S.)2015. My ninth FFL. I am kind like the shy little sister that hangs around and that everyone kinda knows of,but not really knows,because I am a shy introvert and…
  • Surfing the Sugah Wave

    HVS
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:42 pm
    The best part of Endo appointments is after they are over..and the next three weeks are squeaky clean,filled with promise and hope and resolve..a diabetes clean slate.That day has come and gone for me.(almost a month into my current "journey.") In the meanwhile,all the promises I made (email CDE! Prebolus! Eat more green things! Do not stuff Twinkies into mouth at midnight and "forget" to bolus!) are a distant memory, I really suck at diabetes improv projects. But then I dropped a pump,& another threw 5 consecutive cartridge error alarms and had to be replaced and my blood sugars were a…
  • Project: Genetics

    HVS
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:52 pm
    I've come to the conclusion that I have "Left-side-of-the-body-itis",having had to have had 2 cataract surgeries,1 L.arm ulnar nerve surgery,1 tonsillectomy, 1 C-section, 1 L.eye muscle surgery for double vision,& I'm not entirely sure where the pancreas really is in me but I'm guessing it's toward the left. Also 1 messed up Lumbar Disk affecting strength and motility on the Left Leg although that has much improved,& I'm now in matenence phase (chiropractic) for that. However,I now have a messed up ligament in my left shoulder and it hurts to do anything with it. I told my…
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    Diabetesaliciousness ©

  • Burned Out & Sparkless As Of Late - #DOCBurnout2015

    k2
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Diabetes Social Media Burnout blog Day  - Join in and reignite your Diabetes Social Media spark!Burnout - It’s a very real thing - in life and life with diabetes - Burnout is also real when it comes to Social Media and the Diabetes Online Community. We live the diabetes life 24X7, with no time off for vacations or good behavior, and we spend an incredible amount of time online in a community that has literally reinforced that: 1. We are not alone2. Our voices (diabetes and otherwise,) matter3. Connecting with others who "get it," saves our sanity 93% of the time but…
  • Wordless Wednesday: An Unexpected Smile~

    k2
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    In case you needed something or someone to make you smile today~
  • Dialoging About Diabetes With Hope Warshaw ~

    k2
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:06 am
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that the Diabetes Online Community has connected me with so many amazing people who have diabetes; who love someone with diabetes, or who are Diabetes Healthcare Professionals. I know I’m not alone when I say that connecting with people who “get it,” makes our lives easier; expands our universe, empowers us - both as patients and people - and those connections continually reinforce the fact that we are not alone in our lives with diabetes. One of the people who “get it,” is Hope Warshaw, a type 3 Dietitian; RD, CDE, BC-ADM, Author, Speaker and…
  • Diabetes Weirdness: Who Put My Insulin Pump On The Table?

    k2
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:14 pm
    I'm a little weird and diabetes is a lot weird - I shouldn't even be surprised anymore...but I am Last Saturday night I was sitting around a friend’s dinning room table eating salsa and chips and chatting about all sorts of non diabetes related things with my cohorts. Things like the weather, our families, the Republican Debate (don’t even get me started,) when midway through the conversation my insulin pump made a series of beeps to the tune of “FYI: your insulin pump is set to a temporary basal rate.” Now I know that annoying but necessary tune very well and normally…
  • And The Winner Of The Lauren's Hope egift Certificate Is.......

    k2
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    First: A HUGE thank-you to Lauren's Hope for sponsoring the $50 egift certificate giveaway that was featured on Thursday's post. And another HUGE round of thanks to all of those who entered the contest.Second: All of the comments left on Thursday's post were straight from the heart, deeply personal and beautiful. Between you and me, I'm so glad that I left it up to Random.org to choose the winning comment, because I couldn't have done it. Third: The winner of the Lauren's Hope $50 eGift certificate is....... Pam Cermak. Pam, you have until Wednesday to contact me or your…
 
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    Diabetes Stories

  • Two scales for healthy nutritious eating

    Riva Greenberg
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:04 am
    Below from a Nutrient Density study by Ph. D. Mat Lalonde presented in 2012. You may have noticed recently I’ve been caught up in food. Perhaps a more scientific way of saying it, researching nutrition and nutritious and healthful eating. Partly for my diabetes, partly just for my health and longevity. It goes without saying […]
  • Does everyone have type 2 diabetes wrong?

    Riva Greenberg
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:32 pm
    I started watching some videos from Dr. Jason Fung. You can find many on YouTube. He’s a nephrologist (kidney specialist) who believes insulin causes type 2 diabetes. Yes, I said insulin causes type 2 diabetes. Basically, his premise is type 2 diabetes is a condition of insulin-resistance. High blood sugars are the symptom not the cause, […]
  • The new book, “Thriving with Diabetes” provides strategies for self-management and life

    Riva Greenberg
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:39 am
    First, I have to congratulate my friend, David Edelman, who now has a book to add to his list of diabetes-advocate credits. The book is Thriving with Diabetes, which he wrote with MD Paul Rosman. It offers new strategies to better manage your blood sugar. David’s other credits include founder of DiabetesDaily.com, one of the largest diabetes social […]
  • How to lose weight – Don’t Diet!

    Riva Greenberg
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:59 pm
    It’s the first “Food Do” in my Diabetes Do’s & How-To’s book – “Say bye bye to diets!” They don’t work. You end up after a few weeks or months of restraint eating everything you used to plus more! Plus, dieting slows down your metabolism so you will forever more need less calories to maintain the same weight. You […]
  • My Trial: The Dexcom G4 CGM vs Freestyle Libre FGM

    Riva Greenberg
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:50 pm
    This is how easy the Freestyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitor from Abbott is to insert.  Recently I conducted a device trial comparing my Dexcom G4 continuous glucose meter to a new flash glucose meter called the Freestsyle Libre from Abbott (currently only available in Europe and the UK). They call it “flash” because you don’t see […]
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    A Consequence of Hypoglycemia.

  • Today, I Launched My Chronic Pain Secret

    Christopher
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:05 pm
    I’ve seen what My Diabetes Secret has done for the diabetes community. Every time a new secret is published, a resounding “me too” in likes and reblogs follow. Bringing these internal, emotional struggles to the surface has shed a new light on what it’s really like to live with diabetes. Managing that disease is more than just checking your blood sugar and taking your medication, and more and more people are starting to recognize the larger psychosocial challenges that come with living with a chronic disease. With that in mind, I sought to expand the concept of My Diabetes…
  • About Speaking at AADE15

    Christopher
    7 Aug 2015 | 3:37 pm
    And just like that my 24 hours in New Orleans is complete. If you want to get to the good stuff, here’s the link for my slides, data, and additional resources I provided after my presentation – http://snider.io/aade2015. Can't make my session on social media data? Here are my slides – http://t.co/HMIl3XeNz7 #AADE15 — Christopher (@iam_spartacus) August 7, 2015 Unfortunately, I’m not sure if I can call my presentation a success. I thought I was invited to speak about Twitter data and show off some cool graphics to a crowd that understood the basic mechanics of…
  • My Talk at AADE15

    Christopher
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:13 pm
    I’m presenting at the annual meeting for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (#AADE15) on Friday at 11 am. If you’re going to be in New Orleans, swing by Room R06-R09 and check out the awesome pictures I will use to distract the audience from seeing how nervous I will be. I will share my entire slide deck for “The Social Network: Using Twitter to Understand Health Conversations and Visualize Data” along with relevant notes and data referenced Friday morning on Twitter and Facebook, and later here if you want to see what the fuss is about. Part of my deliverables to…
  • On Constructive Criticism and Showing Respect

    Christopher
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Earlier this week I spoke at a meetup for the Bay Area Chapter of Medicine X about My Diabetes Secret and My Chronic Disease Secret. You can view the slides from my presentation here. I talked about the original inspiration for My Diabetes Secret, shared some of the submissions I’ve read over the past couple of years, and covered the evolution of the design for the platform – notably making a better effort to put the resources page more visible. As my presentation moved into the challenges of My Chronic Disease Secret, I asked a number of questions of the audience to try and start a…
  • Looking Ahead

    Christopher
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:17 pm
    The last time I wrote something on this blog I admitted that my desire, or more accurately my drive to write had diminished. Obviously, based on the timestamps, that problem still persists. Over the weekend I realized that my lack of initiative here has negatively impacted my productivity where it matters most – my professional career. I never would have guessed that this silly little (sometimes about) diabetes blog would be responsible for generating and maintaining the creative juices that flow through most of my online persona. And that those creative juices are the fuel that power…
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    D-Mom Blog

  • How Many Carbs Should Your D-Kid Eat Each Day?

    Leighann
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Please remember that I never give medical advice. Ask your endocrinologist or pediatrician for advice about your own child. Make your own informed decisions for your own child. Dietary Guidelines I’m going to refer to the 2010 Health.gov dietary guidelines. The 2015 guidelines are forthcoming. I’m also going to use my own child’s age and gender when referring to the suggested calories and carbs. The following two tables I’ve taken from “Dietary Guidelines For Americans, 2010” linked to above and will call it “dietary guidelines” here. According…
  • Difficult (but not funny) TV

    Leighann
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    (I’m not trying to incite people with this. I’m not even angry or the tiniest bit mad. I’m just wondering why it always has to be about diabetes.) (Image courtesy Coca-Cola) We made the choice about a year and a half ago to cut cable and we’ve never looked back. We get our TV from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and a pretty good antenna. I’m always looking for great new shows to watch and I love a good comedy. Since it’s between TV seasons right now and I’m Jones-ing for a good PBS series and new episodes of Project Runway, I thought I would give…
  • {Kids First, Diabetes Second} Training School Staff

    Leighann
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    When I wrote the school chapter of the book Kids First, Diabetes Second, I think Q was in second or third grade. She has definitely become more independent in her care since then, but I still do the same training and make sure that her 504 plan is followed. In the book I have a list of supplies to stock at school, information about 504 plans, as well as quite a few tips you might find useful to navigate diabetes at school. The section “Training School Staff” is part of the chapter called “School Days.” Training School Staff When Q started kindergarten, we contacted the…
  • {Bookshelf} Sugar Linings by Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison

    Leighann
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Along with many of you, I first found out about Sierra Sandison when she wore her insulin pump on stage during the Miss Idaho pageant. I showed my daughter the photo of Sierra with her pump attached to her swimsuit, thinking she would be totally impressed, and she said “that’s cool” and that was it. You see, for us, seeing a diabetes device, such as Q’s insulin pump or continuous glucose monitor (CGM), are such an everyday and normal thing that we don’t give it a second thought. (Please read “Why #ShowMeYourPump is not a big deal (but such a big…
  • Back-To-School With Diabetes

    Leighann
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Please remember that I never give medical advice. Ask your endocrinologist or pediatrician for advice about your own child. Make your own informed decisions for your own child. I know I say this every August, but where did the summer go? Seems like I was just lugging home all her diabetes supplies and making an End of the School Year Checklist. This year we have uncharted territory as Q begins middle school. With this comes different logistics because she’ll be changing classes all day long, having PE every day (and they sometimes go off school grounds for PE), participating in before…
 
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    Speaking of Diabetes | The Joslin Blog

  • Speeding Up New Treatments with Translational Research

    Joslin Communications
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Throughout the month of August, we will be sharing important milestones from Joslin’s rich history. More than a century after its creation, Joslin continues its legacy as an internationally recognized diabetes treatment and research institution. This month we are celebrating the talented and dedicated individuals who have contributed to and continue to focus on our mission of preventing, treating and curing diabetes. It started with a doctor and a ledger book. Early in his career, Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., observed and recorded the progress of each of his diabetes patients,…
  • Champions of Mothers-to-be

    Joslin Communications
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Throughout the month of August, we will be sharing important milestones from Joslin’s rich history. More than a century after its creation, Joslin continues its legacy as an internationally recognized diabetes treatment and research institution. This month we are celebrating the talented and dedicated individuals who have contributed to and continue to focus on our mission of preventing, treating and curing diabetes. Dr. Florence Brown directs Joslin’s Pregnancy Program Priscilla White, M.D., had a unique destiny. “Dr. Joslin hired her in an era when women were even having…
  • Carrying the Torch of Diabetic Eye Care and Research

    Joslin Communications
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Throughout the month of August, we will be sharing important milestones from Joslin’s rich history. More than a century after its creation, Joslin continues its legacy as an internationally recognized diabetes treatment and research institution. This month we are celebrating the talented and dedicated individuals who have contributed to and continue to focus on our mission of preventing, treating and curing diabetes. Dr. Lloyd M. Aiello (left) with his son, Dr. Lloyd P. Aiello, holding a picture of Dr. William Beetham To be a pioneer in medicine is a rare distinction. To have…
  • Medalist Study Searches for Protective Factors

    Joslin Communications
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Throughout the month of August, we will be sharing important milestones from Joslin’s rich history. More than a century after its creation, Joslin continues its legacy as an internationally recognized diabetes treatment and research institution. This month we are celebrating the talented and dedicated individuals who have contributed to and continue to focus on our mission of preventing, treating and curing diabetes. Dr. King presenting Kathryn Hamm with her 75 year medal Complications to diabetes are just that—biologically complicated. Blood travels to every tissue in the…
  • Family Teamwork Guides Pediatric Care

    Joslin Communications
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Throughout the month of August, we will be sharing important milestones from Joslin’s rich history. More than a century after its creation, Joslin continues its legacy as an internationally recognized diabetes treatment and research institution. This month we are celebrating the talented and dedicated individuals who have contributed to and continue to focus on our mission of preventing, treating and curing diabetes. Joslin’s pediatric program offers exceptional expertise to young patients of all ages, from infants to teenagers and into early adulthood. Family teamwork is…
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    Strangely Diabetic ©

  • Sabbatical

    Scott Strange
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    Hello everyone, Strangely Diabetic is shuttering its doors for the foreseeable future. I’ll lurk around here and there so just consider this a sabbatical Thanks for everyone’s kind support! Scott
  • Shame

    Scott Strange
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:08 pm
    I’ve written before about the shame I used to feel about having survived so long with Type 1 diabetes. Surviving while basically ignoring it for 4 decades. Surviving while so many didn’t or who’ve developed complications and worked so much harder at it than I did. But that is a personal shame, one that I [...]
  • It’s Been A While

    Scott Strange
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Actually, it’s been a damn long while since I posted anything here. Good things are happening advocacy wise, I was named to the 2014 Medicine X Honor Roll and I’ll be part of a panel discussion on patient generated data at Health Datapalooza in May. The kind folks over at DSMA Live invited me over [...]
  • The Voices I Hear

    Scott Strange
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    At Medicine X I had the fortunate experience of being on a panel moderated by Carly Medosch on the topic of invisible pain and how it can affect people. My pain, caused by depression, really isn’t viewed as a debilitating pain by most people. I was fully expecting to hear things like “You don’t deserve [...]
  • A Tale of Medicine X

    Scott Strange
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Walking down the hall toward my first panel discussion on Chronic Illness and Depression (check it out below), I was feeling pretty anxious. While I’ve written extensively of my own experiences with depression and my journey with therapy, being recorded & even part of a live webcast was uncomfortably different. I was putting a [...]
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    Battle Diabetes

  • FDA Approves Synjardy for Type 2 Diabetes

    Ross Bonander
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:12 am
    Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly announced in a news release that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for a new, SGLT2 inhibitor/metformin combination drug called Synjardy for people with type 2 diabetes. Synjardy combines the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor empagliflozin with metformin hydrochloride. It becomes the third approved drug in the United States that contains empagliflozin -- the others being Glyxambi and Jardiance -- and it is also the third SGLT2 inhibitor/metformin combination to arrive on the US market, preceded by Xigduo XR and…
  • Short Walking Breaks During TV Can Improve Kids' Blood Sugar

    M Tyler
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Taking quick breaks to walk during periods of watching television can help to improve children's blood sugar levels, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health. When compared with continuous sitting, 3-minute walk breaks during sedentary activities like a TV marathon were associated with a short-term boost in metabolic health, said senior study author Dr. Jack A. Yanovski. "While we know getting 30 minutes or more of moderate intensity exercise each day improves children's health and metabolism, small behavioral changes like taking short walking breaks can also yield some…
  • FDA Approves First CGM System Without Receiver

    Ross Bonander
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:42 pm
    According to a news release by the company Dexcom, the US Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for the first continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system which sends data directly to a smartphone without the need for a separate receiver. Dexcom, recently in the news following their partnership with Google, becomes the first company to receive FDA device approval for their G5 Mobile CGM System, for use by adults and children as young as two. The G5 uses wireless Bluetooth technology that has been built into the transmitter and sends real-time glucose information directly to an app…
  • Drinking Water Before Meals Could Help You Lose Weight

    M Tyler
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:17 am
    Drinking a glass of water before your meal could help you lose weight, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Birmingham found that consuming 500 ml - 16 ounces - of water 30 minutes before main meals was associated with weight loss in overweight adults during a 12-week study period. "The beauty of these findings is in the simplicity," said Dr. Helen Parretti, study author and lecturer at the University of Birmingham. "Just drinking a pint of water, three times a day, before your main meals may help reduce your weight." 'Doesn't take much work' Drinking water before…
  • Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk of Bone Fractures

    M Tyler
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:47 am
    Patients with type 1 diabetes may have a significantly higher risk of bone fractures, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Delaware. This lesser-known complication of type 1 diabetes was studied in rats with the condition, with a particular emphasis on how physical exercise can help to improve bone properties and reduce fracture risk. "Clinical trials have revealed a startling elevation in fracture risk in diabetic patients," said study author Liyun Wang, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Delaware. "Bone fractures can be life…
 
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    This is Caleb...

  • #DexCom G5 Mobile CGM Approved

    Lorraine
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:10 am
    The next generation of DexCom has been approved and is expected to begin shipping in late September. With this system, the need for a dedicated receiver will be eliminated if you use a compatible mobile device. One less thing to carry. Receivers are still a part of the system, but now they are optional. What’s equally exciting is the enhanced app that will be used with G5. Alerts and the ability to log events right in the app sounds like we may finally have meaningful reports to help us best use all this information for better diabetes management. More photos and information at…
  • Forgetting Diabetes | Impact of Dexcom G4 and CGM in the Cloud

    Lorraine
    8 May 2015 | 4:26 am
    Minimizing Caleb’s disruption at school is paramount. Prioritizing this is less about restricting his classroom instruction, although that is an important right of his, but more about preserving his emotional health. Every time Caleb has to perform a diabetes care task, it’s a reminder that he is different and that he has a burden from which those around him are free. It divides his attention from whatever is happening in his day, that those around him can give full attention. My goal is to minimize those disruptions, aka: reminders at the hope of avoiding burnout. In first grade…
  • #Dexcom #Share Receiver

    Lorraine
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    We’ve been using CGM in the cloud in the form of Nightscout since September. Last week we started using the new Dexcom Share receiver. What Dexcom Share is: – It’s easy. There is really no need to read instructions. If you know how to pair any bluetooth device on your phone, you know how to connect Dexcom Share. I downloaded the proper apps on Caleb’s phone and my phone. I already had the account set up. I waited for the two hour start up period and we were live with Share. (Note: Share is currently only compatible with an iPhone or iPod). It’s light! One…
  • Lilly Diabetes/Disney Books and Backpack Giveaway!

    Lorraine
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:02 am
    You may have seen these sets around the community in recent weeks. If you’ve missed out on other giveaways, you still have a chance. Lots of great resources targeted toward children with diabetes are included. The Coco books are targeted toward the younger child, but have meaningful messages for all ages. The ESPN books are targeted to a teen audience. If you’re interested, use the below linkto enter! Good luck and act fast! This giveaway ends this Sunday! THIS CONTEST IS COMPLETE! WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ENTERING AND CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!
  • FDA Approves #Dexcom G4 Platinum #CGM System with #Share

    Lorraine
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:19 am
    Fantastic news announced by Dexcom today. Cloud information has been approved for the G4 system. New receivers will be available soon – see below for details. As posted at MarketWatch SAN DIEGO, Jan 26, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — DexCom, Inc., DXCM, -0.29% a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Dexcom G4® PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with Share. The Dexcom Share receiver uses a secure wireless connection via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)…
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    Healthy Diet Menus For You

  • Vegetarian Diet for High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Living with chronic health conditions can often result in major changes to your diet and lifestyle. These changes are usually for the better; however, as your diet can often affect your condition as much as the medications you take. Finding the right diet for you will require collaboration with your doctors and nutritionists, as every person is different. Whether you are already a vegetarian, or are considering a vegetarian diet, know that this is a diet that can absolutely work with a high blood pressure diet. There are many benefits to a vegetarian diet for high blood pressure. As with any…
  • The Building Blocks of a Great Breakfast

    Dorsa
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Breakfast is indeed important, and should not be skipped. Skipping meals, especially breakfast, leads to overeating later in the day and can hurt your blood sugar levels as well. After a long night of not eating, you need fiber, protein, and good carbohydrates to fill you up and get your day moving in the right direction. Fiber: Fiber is what fills you up and helps keep you satisfied longer. Without fiber, you are likely to feel hungry again much sooner, and could resort to snacking more, and possibly even making poor snack decisions. Protein: You need protein to help balance the sugars in…
  • The Rules of Fruit with Diabetes

    Dorsa
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Diabetes, as well as many other chronic illnesses, comes with its own struggles and questions. In many cases, there is no straight answer, or no solution that works across the board. This is because every case is different, no matter how similar the symptoms of diabetes and results can vary for each individual. It is for this reason that most questions and concerns should be directed to your own physician. While some solutions may work for the majority of people, this does not mean you will have the same results. When it comes to your health, better safe than sorry is always the best rule of…
  • Are Salt Substitutes Actually Good For You?

    Dorsa
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    High blood pressure issues require some restrictive dietary needs. Omitting or seriously moderating your sodium intake is one of the most common dietary restrictions for patients with high blood pressure. This is because excess sodium increases the amount of fluid in your body, which puts additional pressure on your heart. The typical American diet tends to include a seriously excessive amount of salt. This is both because Americans have a taste for salty foods, and because of the overwhelming popularity of processed foods. High blood pressure patients often find it difficult to omit salt…
  • Navigating a Barbecue with High Blood Pressure

    Dorsa
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Living with certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure, can make navigating certain situations a little more difficult than usual. Family outings and get-togethers, for example barbecues, can become rather nerve racking. How do you navigate a barbecue when you are following a restrictive diet for high blood pressure? Luckily, you can still eat well at a barbecue with high blood pressure. As long as you know what to look for, you can stress a little less and enjoy the festivities- and the food. There are a few simple rules for you to keep in mind when navigating a barbecue with…
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    MV Hospital

  • A Mediterranean diet could reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes.

    18 Aug 2015 | 4:41 am
    The Mediterranean Diet is a way of eating based on the traditional foods and drinks of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea including Italy, France, Greece and Spain. It includes unprocessed plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts, plenty of olive oil and a glass of wine with a meal and is often regarded as one of the healthiest of
  • Role of Diet and Nutrition in the Prevention of Chronic Diseases

    2 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Ms Thameena,  Dietitian,MVH             Hunger and malnutrition , rapid changes in the diets and lifestyles, "nutritional transition",  where traditional foods such as cereals and potatoes are increasingly being replaced by diets that are richer in added sugars and animal fats,  increased caloric content of  food ,increased fat content, excessive consumption of  meat, dairy products,
  • Chronic diseases and diet

    21 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
    Ms Revathy, Dietitian, MVH Chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardio vascular disease , cancer, dental disease, and osteoporosis are long-term diseases that are not contagious and largely preventable. More than 95% of all chronic diseases are related to one’s diet - food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies, and to a lack of physical exercise.
  • Yoga and Diabetes

    10 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Is yoga an effective way to manage diabetes? Research  studies conducted at  MVH  suggest that it can. So convinced are we of the benefits of this exercise on blood glucose levels that we have a yoga clinic  in the hospital for patients . Regular practice of yoga reduces stress,  promotes weight loss , induces muscular relaxation, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels  all
  • USE A DASH OF SALT

    18 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    Mrs. Sheela Paul,   Dietitian, MVH Salt is used to preserve food and to enhance its taste. There are many different types of salt. Cooking salt or table salt is a combination of the minerals sodium and chloride.  A gram of salt contains 400 mg sodium and 600 mg chloride. Sodium is both an electrolyte and mineral. It helps keep the water and electrolyte balance of the body. Sodium is also
 
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    theperfectd™

  • Need Help With U.S. Diabetes Supplies and Medications? UPDATED!

    theperfectd
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:51 am
      This is a current list of currently available programs, co-pay cards, organizations and manufacturers that may help, and the requirements to participate in the programs. Included in this update is a large expansion in the co-pay card program, which is helpful for individuals with insurance (but high co-pays!). You can now scroll quickly through this […]
  • Do As I Say, Not As I Do

    theperfectd
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:54 am
    When it comes to “organizing my diabetes” and making sure I have plenty of extra supplies when I travel, I’m a convert to being over prepared. I had an insulin pump failure almost a year ago while at a conference. It could have been disastrous if I hadn’t been standing next to someone who happened to have […]
  • Dim Sum: Ding Dong Diabetes

    theperfectd
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:04 am
    Dim sum is a tradition in my family, which is strange seeing as we are not Cantonese, don’t speak Cantonese, and my father won’t use chopsticks. Growing up near Boston, we would trek into Chinatown and feast on delicious pastries filled with barbecued pork or red bean paste and dumplings with delectable seafood or vegetables. […]
  • The Diabetes UnConference: Scholarships Available for Las Vegas and More…

    theperfectd
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:10 am
    I would like to apologize in advance by what might look by an unnecessary overabundance of exclamation points. It’s the only way I could really and truly express my enthusiasm. In fact, I took some out when I edited. SCHOLARSHIPS! Scholarships are available for 2016 The Diabetes UnConference in Las Vegas (March 10 – 13, 2016), […]
  • 5 Things I Learned from Meeting With My Congressman About Diabetes

    theperfectd
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:03 am
    In the United States, we vote to have individuals represent us in Congress. Senators and representatives are “hired” by us to speak up and vote on important issues that impact our lives. Sounds like a cushy job, right? Show up, vote on a bill or two, then go home and talk to the people in […]
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    Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)

  • Place An Ad

    healthy_blogging
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Reach your audience with Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM) advertising. Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM) offers advertorial, banner, text link and video advertising options to brands who want to reach the highest quality consumers on mobile, desktop and tablet. Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM) has been operating since 2007 and is experienced in native advertising, banner, text and video ads. To discuss advertising rates, email Joseph; he is the administrator and publisher of Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM). Joseph can be reached at admin at livingfithealthyandhappy dot com . Connect…
  • 3 Helpful Tips For Students And Desk Workers To Continue Getting Six Pack Abs

    healthy_blogging
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    3 Helpful Tips For Students And Desk Workers To Continue Getting Six Pack Abs Submitted by: Jason Camacho Assuming you have a desk job, work in a cubicle, or are in high school or college, this is for you. Everybody knows how hard it really is to sustain six pack abs specially when you're sitting down half of your day. For some people, they believe as if they're losing their abs and decreasing their results because they're not doing anything except lounging around building up stomach fat. If you're this way, I'm about to supply you with two simple tips...
  • Kapowsin Meats Recalls Pork Product Because Of Possible Salmonella Contamination

    healthy_blogging
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:26 pm
    by Joseph Kapowsin Meats an establishment in Graham, Washington is recalling approximately 523,380 pounds of pork products that may be contaminated with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently announced. The FSIS has designated this a Class I Recall of High Health Risk. The FSIS is not satisfied with Kapowsin Meats's progress on food safety improvements, deeming the company's efforts "insufficient". The whole hogs and associated items were produced on various dates between April 18, 2015 and August 26, 2015. The FSIS has expanded the recall…
  • Strategy And Tactics On Chess

    healthy_blogging
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Strategy And Tactics On Chess Submitted by: Robert Michael Strategy and tactics is what the game of chess is all about. An army of 16 chess is commanded by each player. A game of chess has three sates if being played well. In the opening, the players bring out their forces in preparation for combat. The players maneuver for position and carry out attacks and counterattacks in the middlegame. The endgame is when with fewer pawns and pieces left on the board, it is safer for the kings to come out and join the final battle. Here are 10 ways...
  • Kraft Heinz Foods Company Recalls Turkey Bacon Products Because It May Spoil Before Best Buy Date

    healthy_blogging
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    by Joseph The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Kraft Heinz Foods Company, an establishment in Newberry, South Carolina is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products that may be adulterated because it may possibly spoil before the “Best When Used By” date. The FSIS has designated this a Class II Recall of Low Health Risk. The company says the following products are subject to recall: 56 oz. cardboard boxes (containing four plastic wrapped packages) marked Oscar Mayer “Selects Uncured Turkey Bacon” bearing the plant number…
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    The Pink Elephant Sisters

  • Fall Decor - Fabric Pumpkins

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:51 pm
    These Fabric Pumpkins were the second project we completed on our epic crafting day.  Check them out and see if you want to make them yourselves or if you just want to purchase one of these, go see Kari at the Cedarville Barn Autumn in the Country event in Oakville on Friday and Saturday September 25th and 26th from 10-5 or at the Country Chicks Harvest Fair at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday October 2nd (10-6) and 3rd (10-4).  Both of these events are really a great place to get inspiration and some really awesome handmade goods from talented people.
  • Weight Loss Journey: Nephew Adventures, Gym Etiquette and Meal Prep

    19 Aug 2015 | 10:55 am
    A few weekends ago we had my nephew Logan over.  He is almost 5 and really energetic.  We decided to surprise him and take him to the beach on Saturday.  He had so much fun playing in the sand and at the playground we found.  He and I even walked through the Battery at Fort Columbia.  My only problem was he kept running off from me and it was freaking me out.  I am not up to 5 year old speed yet.At the park, I decided to see if my skills were still up to par.  Nope!  I realized I could not hang for any more than a few seconds.  So I set a goal for…
  • DIY Bleach Shirts

    12 Aug 2015 | 1:03 pm
    We are back folks!  I know I have sort of hijacked the blog.  It has been all weight loss and diabetes information for six months or so.  It has consumed my life too but now I am back into crafting, sewing and cooking.  As always, the blog will reflect what is going on our lives.Kari and I made plans to meet up and get a few projects banged out in one day.  We had a very productive Saturday, even with her 3 boys there.  I honestly don't know how she does it.  They wear me out.  Her boys are almost 5, almost 2 and 1 month old.  Our first project is…
  • Weight Loss Journey: Back to the Doctor and FitBit Fun

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    For the last few weeks, since I started doing treadmill workouts, my hip has been really bothering me.   It doesn't bother me while I'm on the treadmill, just after I get back to work and sit for a little bit.   It gets even worse after I get home and try to relax and watch tv.  Another problem I am having is that my foot begins to cramp/hurt after walking for around 5 minutes.  I have been pushing through it but It was a bit concerning.  I also, secretly, wanted to weigh in  and get my A1C checked again.82 lbs downBack in December when I first had my A1C…
  • Weight Loss Journey: Coffee Epiphany, New Family Member and Meal Prep

    13 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    When I started this journey, I immediately cut out every beverage but water and the occasional alcoholic drink.  This means I gave up my beloved coffee.  I gave up coffee because I can't drink it without cream and sugar and those can add a lot of calories.  Well, it dawned on me this week that I could add Vanilla Almond Milk.  I always have it on hand and it's only 20 calories for 1/4 of a cup.  So, I headed to Starbucks, my guiltiest of pleasures, and ordered a Venti Cold Brew Iced Coffee, black.  I had to sip a bit out, which was pretty bitter but gave me a…
 
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    Choose a Free Game:

  • Star Conflict

    planetredstar
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Star Conflict is an action-packed, massively multiplayer space simulation game that puts players in the role of elite pilots engaging in a widespread interplanetary skirmish. The whole world for PVP and PVE!
  • Smite

    planetredstar
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Smite is a third person action multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Hi-Rez Studios for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One.
  • Rail Nation

    planetredstar
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:38 pm
    The browser game Rail Nation provides all interested strategy gamers, simulation lovers and railway enthusiasts with the chance to start their own railway company.
  • World of Tanks

    planetredstar
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:17 pm
    World of Tanks (WoT) is one of the most popular Massive-Multiplayer-Online (MMO) Games in the World. Battle with Friends or Against Millions of Active Users with Historically Accurate, and Fully Customizable, Tanks and Artillery.
  • Warframe

    planetredstar
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Warframe is an incredible 3rd-Person Massive-Multiplayer-Online (MMO) Shooter Game. Travel The Galaxy and Upgrade your ‘Ninja’ Skills & Weapons. Play With or Against Friends or the Thousands of Active Users in the WarFrame Community.
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