No Cure for Diabetes: What that DOESN’T mean

Last week I had a bit of a rant about there is no cure for diabetes…

Just because there isn’t a cure (yet) doesn’t mean it’s time to curl up and get ready to die a horrible death.

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Last week I had a bit of a rant about there is no cure for diabetes…

Just because there isn’t a cure (yet) doesn’t mean it’s time to curl up and get ready to die a horrible death.

Sure, managing diabetes is uncertain.

People with diabetes experience sugar highs despite their best efforts. People with diabetes experience sugar lows despite their best efforts. People with diabetes develop complications despite their best efforts.

Life is uncertain.

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No Cure for Diabetes: What that means…

Diabetes is complex and not completely understood. There is no cure.

 
 

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Kerri Morrone Sparling of Six Until Me wrote that there is no cure for diabetes in today’s BlogHer. All I have to say is hear, hear.

Diabetes is a medical condition. You can call it a disease if you want to. And there is no cure.

The causes of diabetes are complex and not completely understood. And there is no cure.

Diabetes is not a moral judgement of people’s lifestyle. You cannot give yourself diabetes. And there is no cure.

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Quinoa Revisited…Again

Still having eight servings of (expensive) quinoa stored in my refrigerator I decided to try another new recipe in search of healthful yumminess. This time we tried Vegetable Quinoa Stew…

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Still having eight servings of (expensive) quinoa stored in my refrigerator I decided to try another new recipe in search of healthful yumminess. This time we tried Vegetable Quinoa Stew from the Tasty Kitchen section of The Pioneer Woman blog.

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Side-by-Side: Cauliflower and Mashed Potatoes

We’ve all heard that cauliflower can be a credible substitute for mashed potatoes. Really? Well, let’s see…

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I’m always intrigued by the dietary substitutions suggested for diabetics. But I got to admit my first reaction is generally something along the lines of: Really? I don’t think so…

We’ve all heard that cauliflower can be a credible substitute for mashed potatoes. Really? Well, let’s see…

My last attempt at using cauliflower as a substitute had mixed results. But really, cauliflower in place of mac and cheese? At least this time the vegetable and the starch started out the same color. And if you add enough butter or cheese to something that’s all you’ll taste.

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Diabetes Meme

This week a number of bloggers are posting diabetic memes. I decided to join them…

Writing this meme was an interesting experience. It made me stop and reflect on what having diabetes is like for me, not just sit in that cloud of generalizations about having this medical condition.

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This week a number of bloggers are posting diabetic memes. I decided to join them…

What type of diabetes do you have? Type 2

When were you diagnosed? February 2009

What’s your current blood sugar? 132

What kind of meter do you use?OneTouch Ultra 2

How many times a day do you test your blood sugar? Three times most days: before breakfast, dinner and bed. When I am really keeping a close eye on things I test seven-plus times: before and after every meal and before bed.

What’s a “high” number for you? I’m trying to stay under 150, but I have hit the low 200s recently. 🙁

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