The Mother of Whole Grains

While giving a look around the internet for some healthy starch choices, I happened upon the website for the Whole Grains Council. Man, there's a council for everything.  Anyway. The folks over at WGC have come up with the "grain of the month" and for March it's quinoa.  Clap clap clap.  Congratulations to the mother of all grains! (That's what the ancient Incas called it.)  ...more

Diabetic Retinopathy


Diabetes Day: Today and Everyday

Today is World Diabetes Day - November 14, 2009.  Today is the day that even the United Nations would like people to think about what is it like to live with diabetes.  To ponder what it means that nearly 7 million people are diagnosed with diabetes every year and that this number is rising.  Maybe people will even pause long enough to consider the cost of diabetes on the world health system. ...more

World Diabetes Day: A Blog Roundup

In honor of Word Diabetes Day I've decided to do a blog roundup of women blogging diabetes.  Most are blogs by women who are living with diabetes, and others are women blogging about parenting a child with diabetes.  I've also included several informative links and resources at the end of this post. If you blog about living with diabetes or World Diabetes Day, please leave your link in comments. World Diabetes Day......more

Does your diabetic children have memory struggles? ...more

Haunting for a Cure: How Ernie Romegialli Organized a Haunted House That Has Raised Over $650k for Diabetes Research

By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore 18 years ago, Ernie and Carol Romegialli got some news that changed their lives. ...more

What to Do If Your Child Has Diabetes?

People who know hardly anything about diabetes and luckily don’t have friends and/or relatives who suffer from this disease can’t believe that it could be very serious and even lethal in some cases if not treated properly. As has already been said these people are really lucky. ...more

Can You Step Into Your Spouse's Shoes?

I've only experienced one low in my life. My husband has Type 1 diabetes. As a spouse, it can be a little hard to understand what my husband experiences when he has a low. There was one time that I experienced what he goes through when he has a low blood sugar. And I would never wish it on anyone--ever. After we had our son, we moved into our house. We were supposed to have moved a month before he was born. Instead, he came six weeks early and was two weeks old when we moved into our house. Billirubin blankets and other medical equipment came with us. ...more

Obesity on the Rise in the U.S.

The F as in Fat Study came out today and to nobody's surprise it says obesity is rising in the United States. It is at this point in my blog post that you might expect me to get just a little bit snarky but I'm not doing it. It's hard but I'm taking this very seriously and if you read to the end, you'll find out why. ...more

Changing habits and lifestyles into healthy and good ones can be incredibly hard to do, ...more


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Ladyinhershoes, I say you are doing a wonderful thing and your heart is in the right place.