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Diabetes Update 175: The Best Diabetes Charity

February 1, 2013

By David Mendosa

A Male Painted Bunting
Sits in Shade

Corkscrew Swamp, Florida,
January 18, 2013  

My New Diabetes Articles for HealthCentral:

  • Last month HealthCentral published five more of my diabetes articles about all aspects of the condition:

    When our blood glucose meter gives us wacky results, the problem isn't always our meter or the company that made it. As Pogo said, we have met the enemy and he is us. In other words, the victim is sometimes the villain. 

    People who have diabetes are those who benefit most from living the low-carb life. This way of eating is by far the easiest way for us to manage both our weight and our blood sugar.

    When we measure how many steps we move, we move more. Wearing a pedometer prods us to walk more.

    When we go on vacation, we can change our lives for the better and make them more interesting. But we also run the risk of eating too much of the wrong type of food. In January I vacationed in Southwest Florida where I faced that challenge and survived.

    Insulin for Life has a new American affiliate, Insulin for Life USA that is already helping needy people around the world who have diabetes. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service just gave it 501(c)3 status that recognizes it as a non-profit charity. This means that you can deduct your contributions to it in your federal income tax return.

  • Fitness and Photograph for Fun:

    Last month I didn't publish any more of my articles on staying fit by getting getting out in nature for the activity we need. Photography gets me to hike, and hiking keeps me fit, and that's what I was doing the whole month of January. I didn't have time to write any photo essays, but I will post them during February.

  • New Flickr Site
    I keep added some of my favorites nature photographs on In the past month I have added several more. You can find them the easiest way by clicking here

  • Dr. Bernstein's Webcast
    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 available free either on the Internet or by phone. You can click here to register

    Dr. Bernstein's next live webcast will be on Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. MST, and 5 p.m. PST. He designed it to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and to offer his thoughts on the latest developments in this area. The special topic for this webcast will be his "Update on BG Strip Screw Up."

  • Searching for My Articles
    Whenever you want to find anything that I have written about diabetes -- whether on my website or on HealthCentral 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 HealthCentral, which is now a part of Remedy Health Media.

    Just go to 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.

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