New health care delivery systems proposed
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established a new service called the Patient-Centered Medical Home service. It is a description of patient advocacy which may over time change the way much of health care is delivered. There is already a program model being set up in Pennsylvania so it is possible, if successful for it to spread. If implemented it will change the way we interact with…Continue
Some 21 years ago, someone in our family received a Lego kit (#6286) The Skull's Eye Schooner pirate ship. The kit had 953 parts. The kit was built, admired, played with minimally, disassembled and the parts thrown into a 25 gallon plastic bin, full to the brim with Lego pieces. Thank about that: 25 gallons of Lego pieces.
Now fast forward to 2013, Christmas time. Lily receives a Lego kit for Christmas and discovers that they are fun to assemble and have many creative play activities.…Continue
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Susan and Leslie, a recognized certified diabetes educator and an authority on helping people become organized, combine their respective powerful strengths into "…Continue
You’re probably wondering what this project is all about. Let me explain. A few years back, when I was graphic design major in college, I prepared a very personal thesis on living with diabetes. A lot of time and effort went into the production of the project. In the end, I wasn’t sure if the story I hoped to tell would be fully understood. But, much to my surprise, I received a phenomenal reception from both my peers and professionals. The project contained six images and a video depicting…Continue
Hi, all ... I've been writing an almost-daily photo blog since late September. Here's the description:
Freddie the labradoodle joined our family in February 2013. He is my diabetic alert dog (named after Frederick Banting) — and much more. Every day we go walking and encounter interesting stuff. Our blog contains photos, musings, occasional bits of fantasy, and more. Enjoy!
The blog is fairly eclectic — ie. not all-diabetes, all the time. :)
I'd be delighted to have TuD…Continue
Added by Heather on February 2, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
Hello everyone! I have had the condition of Diabetes since 1999. I have just gotten back on track as of 2 days ago,and have just jumped back on the Diabetes band-wagon! :D I don't know why most people with diabetes go through denial. My reson would be it becomes boring. Everything you consume turns into some kind of sugar! You have to learn to get creative that's for sure..lol. Today I could smell sugared sweets in the air while I was walking outside...lol. This life's journey I'm on…Continue
After a diabetes diagnosis, breakfast can become a frustrating affair. Following the Atkins plan? Plan on giving up your cereal, toast, muffins, most fruits, and even your coffee. Following a low-fat plan? Well, again, plan on giving up most breakfast fare. After my diagnosis, I insisted on a very low-fat meal plan, one which had 20% calories or less per day from fat. So breakfast was often dry toast or bland cereal. BORING. How many times can you eat the same puffed rice cereal before you…Continue
“Everyone here is a big liar.” The woman put her hand on my arm and looked into my eyes.
It wasn’t what I expected after my talk on finding the funny in diabetes management.
“You just lied,” she insisted. “You said diabetes can’t stop you, but it can. If my son had been here, he would’ve gotten up and walked out.”
I don’t remember saying that (it’s not part of my talks) but this woman had clearly heard something that stuck with her.
“Okay,” I said. “Tell me your…Continue
It still seems surreal. She was here and then she wasn’t. It seems I was in one universe and have suddenly moved to a different one -- a poorer one, and permanently, with no way back. I never had sisters, but now I know how it would feel to lose one. Because I have.
I know this is real because it hurts too much not to be. And yet, it’s still surreal and jarring in many ways. I log on to the chat room, fully expecting her to be there; but she isn’t. I come across a pithy comment in a…Continue
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
This 1964 Stanley Kubrick, movie is considered a classic. The movie is a dark comedy set in the early 1960’s. In 1998 The American Film Institute (AFI) rated it the 26th best movie of the first 100 years of film. And in 2002 it was give the designation of the 5th best comedy of the first 100 years of film,…Continue
Last night I went to Lily's room to read her a bedtime story and she was already asleep, snuggled warmly in her little nest of blankets, her stuffed animal friends arrayed around her.
The tiny face that I so love still and calm, her back rising and falling with her breathing, and my heart was so full, so overwhelmed with the joy of her existence that I sat for a time, tears of joy streaming down my face and remembered.
All the Lilys I have known were there last night. The soft,…Continue
Eating the same foods over and over again can get pretty boring. Lately, we've been going through a bit of a boring stretch with food, sticking with favorite old standbys. And it shows. I have gotten bored with eating. So today, I decided to make something different, something I haven't had in a long while: Braised Beef over Butternut Squash Polenta, a recipe I found in Diabetic Living magazine.
2 pounds boneless beef chuck
4 teaspoons olive oil
Why is it that I make such a big deal about Type 1 Diabetes? I mean, ok, you have to deal with it, like so many others, but why writing about what you're going through?
The moment you begin to investigate what Diabetes does to the one you love, your world begins to change. It has to. You have to truly see what things like sugar, certain foods, and stress can do to slowly deteriorate the body. It's a big deal. To me. Maybe you're like me, a parent wanting answers, help, and guidance.…Continue
Lately it seems my son is always soaring. No, he's not flying up in the sky like a bird, a plane, and no, especially not Superman. (Though I think he is most definitely SUPER!) His glucose levels are having a hard time understanding they have to come down.
I haven't given them the option of thinking about it. From changing meals to regularly staying on top of everything, I have done pretty much everything I can think of to knock those numbers down. They are frustrating. Each time I…Continue
Relax, we got this!!
Those were the last four words I said to Barbara, that I think she understood. On the Tuesday evening January 21, 2014 before that awful Thursday, Barbara messaged me and started listing all the things that needed done last week and this. She was pretty sure she would be in the hospital and wanted someone to know her opinion of all the things that would…Continue
The Echo Pen by NovoNordisk, has digital memory and does half units.
This pen has been available in Canada for a while now, I've had mine for close to two years. Apparently they are new in the USA.
If you have any questions about them, please post them here so…Continue
By Angeline M. Duran Santiago DIABETIC'S MOM JOURNEY
Once more, she awakens and her face has already begun to show the frustration and annoyance brought on by her friend, constantly sleeping over, mostly uninvited, but there. I can see she wants to shake her off and tell her to go away, but she lays her head on the pillow and reminds you, "Did you check your sugar?"
Sleepover friend? More like a backpack full of bricks glued to your back kind of friend, right? Maybe that's how…Continue
Added by Mom of a Winner on January 28, 2014 at 2:49pm — No Comments
Hello Everyone -
I have a question about a triglyceride test that I have to take soon for my insurance company. My appointment is not until 10:30am and they say not to eat after midnight. Truthfully, I am a devil until my morning breakfast and don't want to do that. I have low cholesterol- 111 was the last one, my blood sugar generally runs in the 50-90 range and I am thin. Do you all think it's necessary for me not to eat? Appreciate any help.
The Worth of People
Yesterday January 27, 2014 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day as designated by the United Nations. The day was marked by celebrations around the world in places ranging from London, Istanbul, Moscow, and Washington DC among others. The day of Remembrance was established by the United Nations on November 1, 2005. It is designed to remember the awful events of the Nazi regime from 1938 to 1945…Continue
It's been a real struggle for me to do what I'm doing with my health. How am I doing? Great, physically. I've never really felt this good physically. My diet is pretty simple, but obscure. I've learned a lot about human diets and been studying regularly what it is that makes us all tick. I get exercise, but want more weight lifting (it's been recommended to me by several to control blood sugars).
About 3 months ago I had just started following the LCHF (low carb high fat) path and…Continue
Added by ChaBuku on January 27, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments