Diabetes News, Views and Announcements – 6/13/14

Diabetes News

Welcome to Lucky Friday the 13th! Lucky? Well, I’m lucky you are here and you are lucky to have found this edition of Diabetes News, Views and Announcements. There is so much going on that I just have to get to it.


Just a reminder that we are going to be at the Huntington Beach Big 8K on July 27th. We learned so much from our event last week and are excited to get out, again.

If you know of any event in the general Southern California area in which we can participate, please don’t hesitate to let us know via email.

Diabetes News and Views

When your doctor is diabetes dumb “What’s scary is that this ignorance [of the difference between Type 1 and 2 Diabetes] is not limited to the general public; many medical professionals we’ve encountered lack even basic knowledge of the difference in these two diseases. If some doctors and nurses don’t have even a rudimentary understanding, how can we hope for ordinary people to understand?” Unfortunately this is true way too often. I have heard some horror stories from type 2’s saying their doctor told them it was their fault – it’s not. If your doctor is not a member of your Medical Team who will help lead you to control – Trade them!

9 Expert Tips For More Mindful Eating  “Unless you’re a competitive eater, there’s really no reason to scarf down your meals. After all, doing the opposite — that is,slowing down — is likely better for your waistline, according to a new review of studies.”  These are great tips leading you to eat a touch less, enjoy it a lot more which makes Diabetes control so much easier.

Is Honey Healthier Than Sugar?  “The Answer: Sugar is sugar. And honey is (mostly) sugar. But if you’re choosing between the two from a health perspective, err on the side of the sticky stuff.” You know, I don’t always have to agree with everything I bring to you.  I was told I needed to make a clean break with my past eating habits – so I did. Cheat Days did not exists. Added sugar in any form was off the list. You can fight and win you War On Diabetes without sugar. You can do it!

5 Things Healthy Eaters Do Differently  “While eating fast food might seem more affordable in the short-term, eating nutritious food certainly doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some tips to help keep your wallet fat while keeping your waistline thin.”  Great ideas for healthy eating on a budget.  And, aren’t we all on a budget?

Type 2 Software Engineer Develops ‘Nagbot’ for Diabetes Reminders  “..who has been living with type 2 for about 15 years now. A software engineer by trade, Herb’s created a new mobile app and web-based program to offer those most necessary reminders to PWDs who need and want them.” I have a secret to share: I love good technology that helps us – there is so much that can be done and Nagbot seems like a good place to start. (I do not have anything to do with the company.)

Diet Tricks: What works and what doesn’tWeight loss is a billion-dollar industry in this country and everywhere you look, people are trying to sell you something to make it quick and easy. Any doctor will tell you that the best way, the only way, to lose weight and keep it off is to eat less, exercise more, and make permanent healthy lifestyle changes.” Great article that strips some of the folk tales and leaves you with understanding.

1 in 4 Americans living with diabetes don’t know Please, just read the article. Numbers are bigger than I thought. Declare War On Diabetes. Just not for yourself, but for your family. Please. You are fighting for their lives – I am not joking.

There is just so much more Diabetes News. Read more here and here.

As always, thank you for reading.

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One Comment

  1. A good selection for Friday 13th Phil. I hope you have a great weekend, and you are right about that honey. It may be ‘natural’ but it is still sugar, for sure!
    Best wishes from England, Pete.

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