Monthly Archives: January 2013

Quad Cities Walk to Cure Diabetes at Niabi Zoo 2013

I’ll be walking again this year in the Quad Cities JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at Niabi Zoo on May 4th, 2013.  The first year I walked (2011), I earned the JDRF Golden Sneaker award for my fund raising efforts, … Continue reading

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The Diabetic Tribe or Diabetic Online Community

I like to call the Diabetic Online Community the “Diabetic Tribe”, or #diatribe.  I say this, because we’re much more than just a community, we – are – a – TRIBE.  I once had the privilege of seeing Seth Godin … Continue reading

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Insulin Is The Secret To Weight Loss

In this article I’ll explain why insulin is the secret to weight loss, and how using a post workout recovery shake will greatly improve your weight loss results. This applies to type 0’s, type-1’s, type-2’s, and type-3’s.  Translation = It … Continue reading

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CGM Review: Dexcom G4 vs. Medtronic Guardian

This CGM review will cover continuous glucose monitors from Dexcom and Medtronic.  The Dexcom G4, and Medtronic Guardian.  I’ve had the Medtronic Guardian since March of 2012.  I got the Dexcom G4 at the end of December and started using … Continue reading

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Agave Nectar and Fructose Are Evil

Yes, agave nectar and fructose are strong with the dark side of the force.  Last week, I posted a tweet that said “fructose is poison”, and small group of people disagreed with me, and asked me to provide how much is safe, and proof of … Continue reading

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New Year with Diabetes : Striving for ___ in 2013!

This is my first ever entry into the DSMA blog carnival.  Ok, so lets get this done.  In 2013, I’m striving for an A1C of 7.0 or below.  In all my life as a type 1 diabetic, I never really … Continue reading

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Is your diabetes secret?

Do you keep your diabetes secret, or are you someone who tells EVERYBODY about your diabetes?  When I was diagnosed, it was 1970 and I wasn’t yet 2 years old.  Although I don’t remember much about being a diabetic child … Continue reading

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