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Momentum & inertia

If you’re a regular reader of my posts on Joyful Diabetic, you know that I’ve lost momentum and have basically stopped posting. Momentum is a commonly used term in sports. A team that has the momentum is on the move and is going to take some effort to stop. A team that has a lot […]

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Good BG habits yield great results

As I review my diabetes statistics for the month of June 2014, I’m delighted! In spite of being in the hospital, having low energy due to a very slow heart rate and having surgery for the installation of a pacemaker, my blood glucose management was outstanding as the chart below reveals.       As […]

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Bionic man

It’s now been 8 days since the installation of my latest bionic part, a pacemaker. I’ve now got a total of 4 supportive body parts and am grateful to be living in this era. My first component was an insulin pump that I’ve now had for nearly 15 years. I continue to be amazed and […]

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If your liver could speak

This post is inspired by Sandy Garman of Health-Bytes. For those of us with diabetes, this is very important information. If you’re like I am, you’ll be impressed with the role your liver plays in our lives. I store the iron reserves you need, as well as a lot of vitamins and other minerals. Without […]

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Happiness Protects Your Heart

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all we had to do was be happy to have a healthy heart. According to the article reprinted below, happiness helps protect our hearts. Remember to choose being joyful. __________________________________________________________________ Those most content reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers say. By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2010 […]

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Wouldn’t life be easier if we knew how many years we have left to live? I remember asking my mother when she was in her eighties, “Have you thought about dying?” Her reply surprised me, “I’ve thought of little else from about age 65 on.” As I review my life since age 65, I do […]

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