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Possible cure for Type 1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) May 23, 2013. 2 Replies

Check out this link: Very interesting…Continue

New Restaurant Opening in London

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pastelpainter Mar 13, 2013. 9 Replies

How is this for a diabetic restaurant: an interesting concept, I wish them well:Most people dread a visit to the gym after eating a heavy meal but a pop-up restaurant in London says diners can enjoy…Continue

Tags: calorie, controlled, restaurant, exercise, out

Promising Research relating to Type 2

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Here is a link relating to gene research for type 2.…Continue

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Australian researchers crack insulin binding mechanism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pastelpainter Jan 10, 2013. 4 Replies

This means that the way is now clear for an insulin tablet to be made for users of insulin instead of daily injections. The link is below.…Continue


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This is interesting

Posted on December 29, 2012 at 6:53pm 2 Comments

Women who suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome should opt for a low-carb diet, a doctor says.

EPA © Women who suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome should opt for a low-carb diet, a doctor says.

Women who suffer from a common condition which can lead to infertility problems should opt for a low-carb diet to help ease their symptoms, a leading doctor said.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which affects millions of women in the UK, can lead to fertility problems,…


Garvan e-news, Artificial Pancreas

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 10:53pm 0 Comments

There is interesting news about how close researchers are to developing an artificial pancreas here:

And in the same link there is news about Diabetes 2 and obesity.

Flourless peanut butter cookies

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 3:25am 2 Comments

These are just so delicious. You can add choc chips if you like, or coconut, or chopped nuts.


1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup liquid stevia or substitute
1 egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Combine ingredients and drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool. Recipe doesn't make very many, so you could double recipe as you wish.

Diabetic Alert Dog?

Posted on July 22, 2012 at 10:25pm 5 Comments

I have had the most dreadful cold all week, the chemist refused to let me buy cold/flu tablets since they raise the blood pressure of diabetics so much, so I have been going it alone. I have actually never felt more alone in my life, no lemon and honey, hot blackcurrant drinks, no comfort at all, just me and a few boxes of tissues. I broke down and ate a mandarin orange one day, was delicious, but oh dear, did it ever raise my blood sugars! My little poodle behaved most oddly, snuggled up to…


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At 4:34pm on December 31, 2014, Trudy said…

Happy New Year, Maureen!

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At 5:55am on July 23, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Thank you for liking my page. I try to change it once a day or so. Please feel free to stop by and take a look. I really admire your paintings in pastel. They are really beautiful. Congratulations on being featured. I am glad that you are still here. I remember you have been here a long time. Ellen

At 5:02am on July 16, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Pastelpainter, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week and thank you so much all your kind words on my Blogs. It means so much to me to know folks are reading some of them at least.

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At 4:33am on April 1, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Thank you for posting your art. I adore modern and abstract art but this magnificent fall scene you have posted right now is so fantastic......rick

At 5:51pm on February 7, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Pastelpainter congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 12:40pm on February 7, 2014, Lilli said…
I look forward to seeing your angel pastelpainter, I goofed though and deleted your comment on my wall, still trying to figure out how to use this website!
At 5:51pm on February 6, 2014, Linda G said…

♥ You're a FEATURED MEMBER!! BRAVA Pastelpainter! ♥

At 7:12am on February 5, 2014, Lilli said…
Do get out your pastels and try an angel, maybe she will chase away your heat and mine will chase away the all the snow!



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