Tag Archive: diabetes

Aug 09 2013

Tour de Cure 2014!

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Well, it’s that time again. The 2013 Tour de Cure is over and was an unqualified success. Time to start thinking about the 2014 Tour de Cure. I’m setting my goals pretty much the same as they were last year … I’m going to ride a metric century (100 km / 62 miles) and raise …

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Jun 09 2013

Metric Century!

Well, I did it.  I rode a metric century (100 km / 62 miles) for the 2013 Chicago Tour de Cure! That’s the longest distance I’ve ever ridden in a single ride. I also raised $5,291 for the ADA. That made me a Champion on a Mission. A big thank you to everyone who sponsored …

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May 25 2013

Tour de Cure 2013: GOAL!

Well, I’ve achieved my goal for the 2013 Tour de Cure! Last year I raised $3500 for diabetes research & education … this year I initially set my goal a little higher than that … $4000.  I quickly found out I have a group of very generous and supportive friends, family, & co-workers.  My goal …

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Jan 05 2013

Tour de Cure 2013!

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Last years Tour de Cure was great! I rode 35 miles and raised $3500 for diabetes education & research. I also met some really great people and got involved in a cause that I can believe in. Riding in the Tour has multiple benefits for me … obviously raising money for diabetes research can only …

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Jun 10 2012

Tour de Cure 2012 Followup

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The ride is over and I did my 35 miles. I had a good time, got lots of exercise, met some interesting people … and got involved in a cause that both directly and indirectly effects me. I raised $3380 … which made me an “Ultimate Champion for Diabetes”.  I got a fancy shmancy gold …

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Mar 29 2012

Tour de Cure – Support Diabetes Research

I am participating in the American Diabetes Association’s annual Tour de Cure event this year. I am asking you to join me in the effort to Stop Diabetes by making a contribution to support my ride. The dollars we raise for the American Diabetes Association fund research, provide services, and give voice to those denied …

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Jan 05 2012

A1C

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As someone who has type 2 diabetes, tracking my blood glucose levels is very important. The problem is … tracking your glucose levels on a daily basis isn’t really enough … at least it’s not enough for me. Everyone who has diabetes should be getting their A1C tested on a periodic basis.  The A1C value …

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Apr 13 2011

Cinnamon & Diabetes

For those of us with Type 2 Diabetes (of which I was recently diagnosed), this article on the NIH’s web site might prove interesting.  The conclusion was … The results of this study demonstrate that intake of 1, 3, or 6 g of cinnamon per day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol …

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