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David's Blog – January 2009 Archive (3)

Tips for Really Helping a Person Who Has Diabetes

Columnist Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE, ADA's Past-President, Health Care & Education writes for the American Diabetes Association



The article is written for friends and family members of people living with diabetes.



If you have diabetes and you would like more help and support from someone you are close to, ask that person to read this column. Be sure to point out tips you especially want the person to take to heart.



If you have… Continue

Added by David on January 27, 2009 at 9:57 — No Comments

What is Diabetes

Here is the Definition of Diabetes as explained by DiabetesUK.



Diabetes mellitus is a condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. Glucose comes from the digestion of carbohydrate containing food and drinks and is also produced by the liver. Carbohydrate comes from many different sources including starchy foods such as bread, potatoes and chapattis, fruit, dairy products, sugar and… Continue

Added by David on January 17, 2009 at 23:41 — No Comments

Getting Ready to Launch - The importance of a positive attitude

We're nearly there and thank you to all of our members for their input so far. Already our connections spread as far a Germany, Canada and the USA. WOW!



Fear of the unknown is common with newly diagnosed and one of the reasons for this site is for people to receive support, reasurance and information about their diabetes.



One of our members is writing a dissertation about the importance of having a positive attitude towards the management of diabetes.



Who else… Continue

Added by David on January 17, 2009 at 21:30 — No Comments

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