Mistressbinky's Blog – February 2011 Archive (5)

Helping a friend-so I thought

A non-diabetic cried the blues about excess weight, high blood pressure, and sleep deprivation. He asked for advice along with an appointment to assist him with food shopping. We agreed on meeting at 1 p.m. Did he call? No. Did he verify meeting the day prior? No. I'm going about my business now, and giving away the literature I saved to help him w/ dilemma. Everyone that saw the book wanted it. I said, "Sorry, it's for a friend." I should have given it to one of the three persons that asked… Continue

Added by mistressbinky on February 26, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Home Safety Tips

1. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fcs/pdfs/FCS-461.pdf

2. never plug lamp in adapter w/o bulb in sucket (electric shock waiting to occur)

3. wash hands after using hormone replacement creams (can harm kids and pets)

4. never store meeds near food (you can confuse med for spice, etc.)

5. avoid pattern floor tiles

6. avoid toxic cleaning solutions (Tidy Bowl, Renuzit, air fresheners, cleansers etc.) Find… Continue

Added by mistressbinky on February 19, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments

valentine's day-5th century, Rome

In Rome 270 A.D., Valentine had angered the emperor Claudius II, who issued an mandate forbidding marriage. Claudius believed married and engaged man made weak soldiers. In secrecy, Valentine married couples against Cladius' command. On February 24, Valentine was kidnapped, clubbed, jailed, then stoned and beheaded. While jailed, he fell in loved with the blind daughter of a jailer, Arserius. It is said that he restored her sight, and later wrote her a message, biding her farewell and signed… Continue

Added by mistressbinky on February 14, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments


I shake very few politician's hands. Why? I dislike being approached by those that ignore you until election time, and (S. D. M) sleaz dipped in misery. And who are these people that allow politicians to kiss their children? Some people lack standards.

Added by mistressbinky on February 14, 2011 at 10:33am — 2 Comments

Defiant Patient

I went to see my Endo the other day, and was surprised by a patient's response when asked if she ate before her appointment. First patient, answered, "No." When the nurse walked away, patient turns to husband arguing, "It's none of her business what I ate. Why do they need to know?" I interjected, "Excuse me, I don't mean to pry. For your benefit the doctor needs to know if you breakfast affected your blood sugar reading so he can make necessary adjustments." Even though the nurse and doctor… Continue

Added by mistressbinky on February 5, 2011 at 3:25pm — 6 Comments



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

#OpposeAB1893: California Bill that Burdens People with Diabetes on Insulin

A couple of days ago I learned that the California State Assembly is considering AB-1893 Sharps waste, which in (if approved) will mandate that: “Sharps sold to the general public in California shall be sold with a sharps waste container Read on! →

FDA Docket Extended! We Need You.

If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →

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