Happy, happy long Thanksgiving weekend, everyone!
We here at the 'Mine we are taking a few days off — whew. And no, in case you're wondering, we're not spending Thanksgiving in the hotel. That sure would blow. (Although we're still living in that dump suite ;) ).
We'll be enjoying too much food with good friends at their house on Thursday, and then the rest of the weekend in gorgeous Big Sur. Yay!!
Speaking of too much food, I just couldn't resist sharing this:
NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
Snail Uses Insulin to Poison Fish
New study shows these slow-moving creatures use toxic form of insulin to capture prey.
A New Square Patch Insulin Pump
Israeli company developing new reusable square insulin pump that has Bluetooth for smartphone communication.
Ice cream with real turkey morsels! And swirled with sweet potato, chocolate fudge and cranberry sauce, too. I kid you not!
I love how American ingenuity extends to making bad eating habits worse.
Speaking of which, I don't see anybody really helping us PWDs or pre-diabetics eat better over the holidays. I mean really, have you seen the repeated covers of Diabetic Living magazine? How do images of ooey-gooey desserts help us make better lifestyle choices?
And speaking of poor eating advice, see also this recent editorial on "ADA's Thanksgiving Disaster." OK, it's written by a quack-ish doctor who thinks you can cure diabetes in 30 days by switching to some kind of raw food diet. But he does have a point that the ADA favors a high-carb diet and doesn't differentiate between fast and slow-acting carbs. And he is spot-on in noting that most of the choices in the ADA's Thanksgiving Menu are poor ones for PWDs. (No offense to Hope Warshaw, who I know is keenly aware of the great carb debate.)
Want some good D-friendly menu advice? I'd go to David and Elizabeth Edelman's DiabetesDaily site and download their free cookbook. Always yummy from them! My community, DiabeticConnect.com, has also just posted a holiday guide with a free downloadable low-carb holiday cookbook. This one includes Hanukkah and Kwanza (!), and lots of things to make out of cauliflower.
Personally, I'm just doing everything I can to avoid the stretch pants this year. Last year I was disgusted with myself for gaining six pounds over the holidays. Good time to look back at the "Nuggets of Wisdom" eBook from the D-OC for tips on staying active during feast season.
Whatever you do this Thanksgiving — stretch pants or no — I hope you enjoy yourself!