Category: Health

Dex or Test

I’ve been using the Dex since May. It’s totally changed my life. Rather than test 17 or more times a day while I’m on prednisone, I glance at my watch, view my glucose reading, and make a treatment decision. Honest. I also use an app – SugarMate – that works with the Dex to see my […]

Do the Right Thing!

CNN | Next month will mark 15 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but thousands of people across the country continue to feel its effects on their health.

Five Things to Know about Food Deserts

The Food Rush | Food deserts are areas in which residents do not have ready access to fresh produce and a variety of healthy foods. They are often in low-income urban areas that are not attractive locations for the supermarkets and specialty stores many of us visit on a regular basis.

Eat to Beat Type 2

Sometimes it’s hard to manage everything and still keep glucose levels in check. I know that’s the case for me when I have an asthma flare and need to take prednisone. To make it worse, because I don’t want take prednisone, I’ve been letting things go way too long and had my peak flows tank. […]

Cookbook: Meat on the Side

Nikki Dinki is my all-time favorite Next Food Network Star contestant. Her philosophy is that meat should not be the focus of a meal. This is a perfect approach for those trying to better-balance their plates while controlling Type 2. The book is slated for release in early 2016. You can read all about it […]

Ending Food Insecurity

Most of us can take it for granted that we’ll have access to three meals a day. We may choose not to eat three meals, but we have that choice because we have the money to buy food. We also may not choose to eat healthy foods, but we have a range of healthy options available […]

My First Post for Bitter SCITECH

My first post is up at Bitter SCITECH! It’s a part of the Bitter Empire site, which is affiliated with the Bitter Lawyer site. All of that is a long way of saying that I’ll be blogging about science and technology over there. When I do, I’ll link to this blog and post here to […]

Get the Story Straight

Either Ebola can only be transmitted by direct contact with bodily fluids or it’s far easier to contract. If there’s truly nothing to worry about, then public health officials need to have the backbone to tell the public they know what they’re doing and the rest of us need to suck it up.

Update on the Verio Sync

It’s true that I love my Verio Sync. It’s also true that there is a lot not to love. With that in mind, consider the following: Pro: The 14-day summary visible in the Reveal app on my iPhone keeps me motivated and on track. Pro: The Reveal app spots trends. Pro: The Reveal app gives an average […]

VerioSync

It’s only been a short time, but I am already loving this VerioSync monitor and Reveal app. There is no getting away from the fact that I’m not doing what I need to. Why? Because the app has the key data right there, in color, on the screen of my phone. For me, it’s perfect because […]

Veggie Soup

I don’t know about you, but there are times when I want something to eat that isn’t going to knock my glucose out of whack. This is especially difficult since I am often on prednisone–which knocks my glucose to the moon as it is. Here is my version of an easy-to-make, good-tasting, snack that won’t ruin your night. It actually tastes pretty good, too.

So Much to Share

I’ve been busy studying and consulting with educators to get the best, most timely and accurate info possible for all of us. I know we can go to the American Diabetes site – and I often do – but I want to bring information to you at a more individual and direct level. The only […]

MRSA and Pro Football

MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It’s an infection that’s caused be a type of staph bacteria that is very difficult to treat. The difficulty lies in the fact that this particular strain of bacteria has become resistant to the antibiotics usually used to treat it.

Bayer A1C Now SelfCheck

I’ve been using the Bayer A1C Now SelfCheck meter for about a year. I’ve just read a number of reviews about the accuracy of the meters. All in all, it’s made me wonder if I’m placing my trust in something that is not deserving of that trust.

MapMyWalk

I wish I were the person who is going to jump out of bed on a gloomy Monday morning at 6:30 am, grab my sweats, and dash into the dim morning light to get in my 30 minutes. I know I’m not.

Housework and Health

I’m sort of surprised that a study was actually undertaken to prove this point, but people who do not do houswork are less active than those who do. Taking away a cause for screams of sexism, I’m also certain this applies to people who don’t mow their own lawns, shovel their own snow, or paint […]

Carb-Counted Meals

Eating well while watching carbs is essential for any diabetic — Type 1, Pre, or Type 2. But let’s face it, life is hectic for most of us as it is. Carb counting meals in advance is not likely to be the first thing we run to do when we have some spare time. Carb […]

Type 2 and Kids

I just read a horrifying report about Metformin and kids. It boils down to this: Kids and teens do not respond to Metformin in the same way as adults. That’s very bad news for kids because once they develop Type 2, the disease progresses more rapidly than in adults. Bottom line: They are in trouble […]