Tag: health

Jul 01 2013

Not Dead Yet

During the 2013 Tour de Cure ride, my friend Marty was active on various social media sites … he frequently used the phrase “Not dead yet”. As it happened, I recently finished a book that was recommended to me by a fellow type 2 diabetic.  It was “Not Dead Yet: My Race Against Disease: From …

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Jan 05 2013

Tour de Cure 2013!

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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Jan 05 2012


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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Nov 14 2009

Working Out

Those if you who follow me on Twitter will know that I’ve started going to the health club in a pretty regular basis now. I try to work out at least 3 times a week. Monday, Wednesday, and once on the weekend (usually Sunday morning, while Ginny is at church). So far I’ve been doing …

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Jul 04 2008

It sucks to be sick

It really sucks to be suck … especially on a holiday. Yesterday I stayed home from work because I wasn’t feeling good. At one point during the day I had a fever of 100.1. Today I’m feeling better, but not 100%. Originally, Ginny and I were planning on going to my folks house for the …

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Mar 10 2008

Thank you Riley

Well, it looks like Riley does a bit more than shed, chew on cords, and season the furniture … I found this on the web (via slashdot): The finding, from a 10-year study of more than 4,300 Americans, suggests that the stress relief pets provide humans is heart-healthy. – US News & World Report : …

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