Friday, December 15, 2006

Breakthrough in diabetes research

This article has a much, much better message than the one in my previous post. Click through, it's worth the read...researchers in Canada appear to have cured diabetes in mice.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Not the right message

I'm sure this article was intended to be good-natured and to bring awareness to a condition that is a big issue in our society. However, I don't think the author or the editors went about it in quite the right way. In fact, the more I read it, the angrier I get that this is the kind of information people are getting about Type 2 diabetes.

OK, Santa getting diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is an interesting, if not creative, way to help personalize the disease for youngsters. But saying it's "too risky" to take insulin injections when his reindeer tote the sleigh across the sky is like telling people taking insulin is bad and that the people who do it are putting their lives at risk.

Furthermore, "becoming dependent on drugs and insulin injections" might actually send the right message to children: be knowledgeable about diabetes, know your body, and do what you have to do to take care of yourself--even if that means "popping pills" or taking insulin injections.

And then there's the editor who is part of this web site's team of nutritionists gathered to help Santa with his diabetes. This guy calls himself a former prediabetic and wrote a book on how to halt diabetes in 25 days that teaches people how to overcome Type 2 diabetes in as little as three weeks. The article also quotes a doctor/author who claims that Type 2 diabetes is reversible.

The article, which was published Dec. 4, ends by saying Santa is optimistic about making positive progress, and he hopes to restore normal blood sugar balance and be free of type-2 diabetes in time for Christmas.

Excuse me, but what a crock of sh*t!

This article started out well and fine but ended up going very, very wrong. This is exactly the kind of message we don't need to send to people. Once you have diabetes, you have it. It's not reversible, it doesn't ever go away, there is no cure. You can, however, control it. And yes, it may seem that Type 2 diabetes is gone if you're in control, but it's not.

Come on people! We need to be more responsible with the information that we provide to the public. This is not productive. To me, this article says, it's OK to get Type 2 diabetes because it's reversible and you can get rid of it in less than a month. This is just plain irresponsible.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


I've been slacking on my kidisms lately, so here's one.

When No. 1 lost his top two front teeth this fall, I joked with him that he could officially say all he wanted for Christmas was his two front teeth. (Since there were still several months until Christmas, I really thought those boogers would at least be showing by now.)

So what did he tell the Santa at a Christmas party he wanted for Christmas? Yep, he told the jolly old elf he wanted his two front teeth. I about died laughing.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

A long way to go

The fact that anyone could be "dismayed" or "disgusted" that two people in a loving, commited, long-term relationship are bringing a child into the world makes me...well, dismayed and disgusted.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Random Meme

I can’t stand the smell of Play-Doh. I don’t know what it is, but I won’t touch the stuff. Weirdly, I like the smell of the gunk that comes off earrings after they’ve been in your ears for a while. I’m a total freak, I know!

I hate secrecy. At work, at home, wherever. It just drives me nuts. And I think it shows a lot of disrespect. Ok, I know there are times when it’s called for; however, when you’re in a situation where normally things are divulged to you and then suddenly they’re not just makes me angry and nervous.

I believe everyone should have cake on their birthday. Even if there’s only two or three of us who will eat cake, I always make one for whoever is having a birthday in our house. I even make my own cake for my birthday.

I don't tip at Sonic, the carhop/drive-in chain restaurant. At regular sit down restaurants, yes, I tip because there is a person who spends more than 30 seconds taking care of me. The Mr. hates that I don't tip at Sonic, but I just don't think it's warranted in that situation. (I've worked in food service, so I know what customers can be like. So don't write me nasty letters or comments!)

Monday, December 04, 2006

And you thought election season was over...

Incredibly, I have been nominated for an award through the Diabetes OC! I and four others are in the category for Best Adult With Type 2 blog. I post along the best when it comes to D-blogging and feel honored that someone somewhere thinks enough of my blog to nominate me.

So, go vote. And I promise, there will be no negative campaign ads.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Snow Day

This is what we woke up to this morning. Yes, that says more than 14" of snow! And that was no snow drift!