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Being Pro-active vs. Re-active
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Diabetes - tips and advice to help protect against H1N1 swine flu - May 02
Swine flu is affecting healthy adults as well as children, so for those of us with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, it is vital that we take preventative measures to ensure ...
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Recipe of the week: fresh homemade guacamole! - Apr 19
Click Here to check out my Diabetes Recipe of the Week!   Fresh homemade guacamole.... easy-to-make.. and GREAT for you! YUM! :) ...
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Free Glucose Meters! - Apr 14
Please visit My Houston Diabetes Examiner Page to see how to get the latest blood glucose meters delivered right to your home completely free! :)...
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Grilled Pork Chop, 1/2 Sweet Potato & Spring Mix Salad! - Apr 13
After a nice long day at work, then a great 30 min cardio workout at the gym... dinner tonight was fantastic! Thanks to me. :) Grilled Pork Chop, 1/2 Sweet Potato ...
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Dr. Ferrer's Words of Wisdom - Apr 13
I've managed my Type 1 Diabetes for the past seventeen years with countless insulin injections and blood testing machines. I've lived and worked all over the U.S. and have ...
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Diabetes - tips and advice to help protect against H1N1 swine flu
Posted: May 2, 2009 11:23:13 0 Comments.
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  • Swine flu is affecting healthy adults as well as children, so for those of us with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, it is vital that we take preventative measures to ensure the safety of our health.

    Click Here to read my article and learn more about boosting your immune system and protecting your health!

    Recipe of the week: fresh homemade guacamole!
    Posted: Apr 19, 2009 18:09:14 1 Comment.
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  • Click Here to check out my Diabetes Recipe of the Week!

     

    Fresh homemade guacamole.... easy-to-make.. and GREAT for you! YUM! :)

    Free Glucose Meters!
    Posted: Apr 14, 2009 8:21:09 1 Comment.
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  • Please visit My Houston Diabetes Examiner Page to see how to get the latest blood glucose meters delivered right to your home completely free!

    :)

    Grilled Pork Chop, 1/2 Sweet Potato & Spring Mix Salad!
    Posted: Apr 13, 2009 23:05:21 4 Comments.
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  • After a nice long day at work, then a great 30 min cardio workout at the gym... dinner tonight was fantastic!

    Thanks to me. :)

    Grilled Pork Chop, 1/2 Sweet Potato & Spring Mix Salad!

    First I trimmed all of the fat from my pork chop, then lightly sprinkled with sea salt & fresh ground pepper. Heated my stovetop griller pan to medium heat, sprayed with non-stick, then grilled the pork chop for about 10 minutes on each side.

    Meanwhile, I rinsed that sweet potato, jabbed it with a fork/knive a few times, wrapped it in a damp paper towel and microwaved for 5 minutes.

    Salad - Grabbed a handful of fresh spring mix baby greens, sliced some cucumber & green bell pepper along with a fresh mini avocado (I LOOOOVE avocado!).. sprinkled it all on top of the spring mix and topped it with some unsalted sunflower seeds & all-natural Sisters Calamata Feta Sass dressing... and YUM!

    An awesome healthy home-cooked dinner in under 30 minutes.

    (And YES, I took my Lantus and Novolog BEFORE eating! And now, 2 hours later after eating my blood sugar is awesome at 118!)

    Dr. Ferrer's Words of Wisdom
    Posted: Apr 13, 2009 17:34:12 1 Comment.
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  • I've managed my Type 1 Diabetes for the past seventeen years with countless insulin injections and blood testing machines. I've lived and worked all over the U.S. and have been treated by many doctors and nurse practitioners, but it wasn't until I moved to Houston that I received some words of wisdom that completely changed the way I control my blood sugar: "Be PRO-active, rather than RE-active when it comes to your insulin," says Dr. Dennis Roy Ferrer of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Northwest Houston, TX.

    And it all clicked. For years and years I had always approached my Diabetes with a completely different mindset. I had been right on top of RE-acting to my high blood sugar levels right away, (you know, taking 2-4 units of fast acting insulin after I ate or as soon as I found out my sugar was high) but I was never really thinking ahead. Dr. Ferrer taught me that I should take 2-4 units BEFORE I eat, that way the insulin is already working by the time the carbohydrates start kicking in. "But what if my blood sugar isn't even high to begin with? What if I crash?," I asked, worried that my blood sugar would get too low if I took insulin before eating. But Dr. Ferrer assured me that wouldn't happen... so I tried it!

    It works. If you "think ahead" and take your fast acting insulin before you eat a meal, your blood sugar will not peak as much (if at all!) as it does if you don't take any at all. Duh, right? Why didn't I think of it this way before? No more ups and downs, highs and lows for me! Now I'm right on track and being "PRO-active" with my insulin.

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