April 2011 Blog Posts (189)


So... all my life I have been one of those people who has a tea for everything. PMS, depression, one to help me sleep, one to keep me awake...one just because it tastes good... you get the idea..Anyhow.... I have gotten away from my herbal remedies... and have forgotten alot of what I have learned.

I was not having a good time on metformin.. or any of the other diabetes meds the dr.s put me on. Besides I completely changed my lifestyle and really dont think I need them anyway. But… Continue

Added by karebear1966 on April 2, 2011 at 6:54pm — 2 Comments

Still in Ohio. :)

It is Saturday the 2nd of apirl. And I have not bloged like I said I was going to do last Friday. But like I said I am still in Ohio. I am going home on Sunday the 3rd with my mom and Grandma Cass. I guess I will play back the week I have had.

Last Saturday, the day we got here. We want shopping, we also want out to eat. We want to about 5 differnt stores in about 5 or 6 hours i think. When we got back to my aunts house we put the stuff away. Watched T.V. Than we got around and want… Continue

Added by Jonee on April 2, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Me and D: Word Up (HAWMC Day 2)

ok, here's day 2 of the health activist writer's month challenge!


Added by jessicola on April 2, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Diabetics May Have Increased Risk of Developing Parkinson's Disease

Diabetes and Parkinson's disease would seem, at first, to be unrelated. Diabetes arises when the body can no longer properly use the blood-sugar-regulating hormone insulin. Parkinson's is a brain disease in which movement-regulating cells in the brain die off or become disabled, leading to symptoms like tremors, rigidity in the joints, slowed movement and balance problems. But there seems to be a connection.

A new study ‒ reported in the April issue of the journal Diabetes Care ‒… Continue

Added by RogerMumbai on April 2, 2011 at 12:53am — 4 Comments

Me and D: Acrostic

So I'm participating in WEGO Health's Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge! Eeek!


Added by jessicola on April 1, 2011 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Middle-Age Diabetics Carry Double the Risk for Developing Geriatric Ailments

FIFTY years old and diabetic? A new study reveals that adults between 51 and 70 with diabetes develop age-related ailments ‒ cognitive impairment, incontinence, falls, dizziness, vision impairment and pain ‒at a faster rate than those without diabetes. In fact, the odds of developing new geriatric conditions were nearly double those of their counterparts who didn't have diabetes.

These findings find an echo in another study published in the journal Diabetes last year which showed… Continue

Added by RogerMumbai on April 1, 2011 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

Another Night in the ER

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So we spent most of last night in the ER... again. My wife was sitting on the couch and then her pants were wet. Truly an o-schmeg moment. So we rush to the ER thinking she's in preterm labor at 34w6d and will have to be rushed to a semi-nearby (over an hour) teaching hospital with a Level III NICU. So they go through all the tests and blood… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on April 1, 2011 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

vince delisi asks now what do i really think


Added by vince on April 1, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments

W Australian Researcher begins World-First Type 2 Diabetes Study

This was in my Diabetes WA Journal.

West Australian Researcher, Assistant Professor Vance Matthews, has begun work to unlock some of the mysteries behind obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Under funding support from the Diabetes Australia Research Trust, Assistant Professor Matthews' research will explore the link between a recently discovered gene and the development of type 2 diabetes.

Assistant Professor Matthews believes that when the expression of the gene is… Continue

Added by Pastelpainter on April 1, 2011 at 4:08am — 1 Comment

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