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Mar 15 2012
Food For Thought
Ever eaten something even though you weren't hungry? Did you eat because you were feeling stressed out? If you answered yes to either of those questions, don't worry—you’re not alone. Emotions can greatly impact what we eat and how much we eat, wh...
Mar 03 2012
The Story of Insulin
In my first blog post I spoke of humans being glucocentric, and pointed out that glucose doesn’t get to work unless insulin is present to get it into the cells (except the brain). From an evolutionary point of view, insulin is a very old molec...
Feb 13 2012
Twenty Minute Diabetes Exercise
Zumba for dance lovers, yoga for the serene, karate for your inner Miyagi...it seems like there is and exercise program to suit every personality. But if you have diabetes, you might wonder which, if any physical activities are right for you. ...
Jan 31 2012
Seasonal Eating: Winter Edition
It’s the time of year when many people are still holding out in their plan to stick to their New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions are typically related to goals about diet and exercise. Part of my job as a diabetes educator is to educate p...
Jan 31 2012
Why We Need Glucose (A Biological History)
Diabetes Mellitus appears to affect close to 50 percent of the population of the U.S. in one form or another (the subject of a separate blog to follow). This series of blogs will be an attempt to simplify the understanding of diabetes and hopef...