My Love For Flan, A Vice

March 30th, 2016  Vices – Sweets and Portions “A life without sweets is not much worth living”, is from the novel, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy by Pawan Mishra. I love sweets, and for many diabetics like myself it is very difficult to say “No” to any...

Everything In Moderation

March 23rd, 2016 Portion Control & Moderation A famous saying from Yogi Berra sums it all: “You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.” Today, I am going to talk about pizza as an example where one can apply the concept of...

Getting The Right Tools

Blood Glucose Tester To manage diabetes successfully, one has to have on-hand several testing tools.  Frequent testing of sugar levels may be necessary.  Consult with your doctor to be sure that the test frequency is adequate.  Initially, I was testing daily, but over...

The Blind Men & The Elephant

March 16th, 2016, The Blind Men & The Elephant Diabetes creeps up on anyone, as it did with me. This disease affects millions of people – some are aware they have it others are not. Although the disease is so prevalent in this country, the disease – how you get it,...

Vigilance is Key

March 9th, 2016, Vigilance is Key Vigilance is necessary in order to manage diabetes. The disease is progressive and if left un-checked complications arise. Blindness, nerve disorders, amputations, renal failure, stroke and eventually death are some consequence of not...