28 08, 2012

Bitter Black Leaf Tea–Chinese Herbal Medicine

By | 2017-07-26T06:09:29+00:00 August 28th, 2012|Experimentations|

Here is the latest update on my "2012 Year of Teas" quest to find out what's good for diabetes in other parts of the world.  When I went to China this summer, I had to ask "What's a good tea for diabetes?" I asked this question at a few different locations, but overwhelmingly the response was "Bitter Black Leaf Tea." [...]

23 08, 2012

August DSMA Blog Carnival

By | 2017-07-27T07:10:21+00:00 August 23rd, 2012|DSMA, Online Diabetes Advocacy|

This month, DSMA asks...  "Your pancreas is in a job interview and totally bombed the question about ______." My pancreas would do fairly well in an interview, until a certain question is asked.  It would have no problem working on weekends, in the evening, and would even be willing to be on call 24 hours a day, if needed.  It [...]

19 08, 2012

Life of a Med-free Diabetic (7 facts, Part 1)

By | 2017-07-27T07:12:16+00:00 August 19th, 2012|Medications and Type 2 Diabetes|

I can't remember where I read about a man who was a diabetic and living without medication, but I do remember when I read about it.  It was shortly after I was diagnosed and left hospital. Discovering the information gave me a glimmer of hope (especially after someone replied to my blog "there is no cure for diabetes").I started searching [...]

9 08, 2012

I Subscribe to Diabetic Magazines and I’m Not Ashamed (anymore)

By | 2017-07-27T08:20:59+00:00 August 9th, 2012|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

Yesterday, I retrieved my mail after having it on hold for summer vacation. Among the bills and junk mail were a variety of things about diabetes.  I have the latest issues of Diabetes Forecast, invitations for the upcoming diabetes walk, two bright red envelops with helpful information about managing diabetes from the American Diabetes Association, and I even have 10 [...]

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