About LizzyLouWhen I was diagnosed, close to 11 years ago, I was told “you are diabetic”, given a prescription for some medication, and told to wait for a nurse to come in and give me an insulin shot. When I picked up the prescription I was given a 10-page booklet telling me “All About How to Mange Diabetes”, and sent on my way. That was the extent of my “education”. (More ...)
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The rates of obesity have grown quite a bit over the last few decades but the rates of diabetes have not. And yet you hear every day all of the time about the diabetes epidemic from all sources. News … Continue reading
It’s St. Patrick’s Day!
This is one really bright 17-year-old. Wise beyond her years, and she can see the hypocrisy of our current society:
There’s been some comments about confusion with the last “Leaky Liver” entry. It is confusing! The liver plays a major role in diabetes, and also more than one function. I’d like to further explain things and perhaps help clear some … Continue reading
A call comes through on the customer service line. Customer Service Rep: Yes, how can I help you today? Customer: Well, after much consideration, I’ve decided to install love. Can you guide me through the process?
There’s more to diabetes than the pancreas and insulin levels, the liver also plays a major role and can complicate control. Of course the liver’s actions are vital to your life, it stores and produces a substance called glycogen which … Continue reading
May you all have the best of holidays and a very happy New Year to come! Don’t forget to allow yourself some treats. Lizzy © EMO 12/12 Knowledge is Power
It’s a long time between Thanksgiving and New Years, loaded with numerous opportunities to give in to the many temptations that will come your way. If this is your first season after being diagnosed you might want to jump … Continue reading
Some pictures to inspire you and a few to make you laugh!