- My New Diabetes Articles for HealthCentral:
Last month HealthCentral published five more of my diabetes articles about all aspects of the condition:
- Diabetes Social Networking
A true social networking site for people with diabetes now exists. This site, MyDiaBlog, is in beta test right now, but is already looking great. And the site is searching for moderators right now.
- My Goals
A couple of people from Chicago named Jenny and Jannick interviewed me in February. They posted the interview on their website, “Julio’s Sol, Our Dream is to Make Yours a Reality.” Their interview with me is on this web page. I told them when they interviewed me that my passion is helping people with diabetes. I hope that I am helping you.
- Doing Tai Chi for Balance
When a friend told me last year that the Tai Chi Chuan she was learning improved her balance, I listened. I remembered that Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that millions of people around the world practice for its defensive training or its health benefits. Tai Chi enhances our balance and body awareness through slow, graceful, and precise body movements.
- Low-carb Chili
Homestyles Beef Chili with Beans has only 4 grams of effective carbs. And it has lots of real beef. A meal of Homestyles Beef Chili with Beans is therefore low carb in anyone’s diet. Of the 10 grams of total carbs that each package has, 6 grams are fiber.
- Testing Both BG and BP at Home
Since three-fourths of those of us who have diabetes also have high blood pressure, a combined blood glucose and blood pressure monitoring device makes a lot of sense. Now we can do both tests at home with the Fora D20. This has lots of advantages over going to a doctor's office.
Dry Tortugas National Park is 70 miles west of Key West and is literally the end of Florida and our most isolated American national park. I flew there on a small plane to see birds I had never seen before, including the Magnificent Frigatebirds as well as a conspiracy of Black Skimmers.
If you have any interest in controlling your diabetes by low-carb eating, one of the best resources is Dr. Richard K. Bernstein's monthly webcast. It's an hour of excellent diabetes education.
Dr. Bernstein's next live tele-seminar is Wednesday March 30th, 2011, at 7PM CST, 8PM EST, 6PM MST, 5PM PST. He designed it to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and to offer his thoughts on the latest developments in this area.
Special topic: Commenting on new research showing that a possible cure for type 1’s might be just to turn off the glucagon response.
The seminar is free. You can click here to register: http://www.diabetes911.net/askdrb/index.php. It's also available as a live webcast both on the Internet and by phone.
Moderators Wanted at www.mydiablog.com
This is a social networking place for people with diabetes like no other website. Its clear focus is on the social networking between people who have been affected by diabetes (patients, mothers, fathers, doctors, friends and so on) rather than on the collection of information on all diabetes areas. The site is in beta test now and is looking for moderators to help it develop so that its direction stays colorful, friendly, and informative. You don’t have to have any experience in website moderation – the site will prepare you for all that. You do, however, need to be really interested in diabetes and have a desire to help create a unique website that connects people from all walks of life.
Whenever you want to find anything that I have written about diabetes -- whether on my website or on the Health Central Network -- the easiest way is to use the search tool on my site. You can search for all of the articles on my site or for the "Diabetes Developments" blog or the "Fitness and Photography for Fun" blog or what I have written at Health Central.
Just go to mendosa.com/search and check which one of the four sites you want to search and enter what you want to find in the search block.
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Each month I describe and link my new Health Central articles here. But you can also use a blog reader to keep up with my articles more quickly. I use Bloglines, as I describe in my article, “Reading Health Blogs.” Go to Bloglines, click on feeds, click on add, (both in left pane), then in center pane enter at “Blog or Feed URL” click on www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/17/rss/. Alternatively, you can subscribe to my new articles at Health Central by taking your browser to http://www.bloglines.com/sub/http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/17/.
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