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Diabetes among us...

By: Elena_Ivanova

Happy and always enthusiastic

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Life is moving.... - Aug 05
Have not been here for a while - family and work completely took all my time. I was working on the project for Eastern European countries where the level of diabetes and ...
Green Light to Fresh Tomatoes - Jul 18
Finally FDA declared that the cause of Salmonella was not tomatoes - my FAVORITE tomatoes. I eat a lot of them - of different sizes and shapes - but def. the tastiest veg. ...
overweight + type 2 = breast cancer - Jul 07
  A friend of mine from London sent me the link to the breast cancer research and added: "I am screwed". Jen has always been a pretty big woman. Her mother's ...
Statistics-statistics - Jun 11
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Relative to their peers without type 1 diabetes, patients who are diagnosed with the disease in young adulthood are at greater risk for death than ...
Not Fare... - May 28
My mum phoned me last night: our neighbor Natali died yesterday from a kindey failure, which was a complication from diabetes .She died on her way to the hospital.I was completely ...
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  • Diabetes among us...
    My best friend found out yesterday that she had diabetes...She called me and said she needed to talk. Poor Sasha, she was always afraid of diabetes. Her father has had diabetes disease since he was 45. Sasha believed he could still escape it by leading healthy style of living. Instead, he was spending all his time at work trying to maintain two of his business offices, smoke 2 packs of cigarettes per day and was drinking heavily during the weekend while going to a sauna with his buddies. By age 44, Sasha's father,Mike, gained more than 40% of his original weight and started having heart problems. The situation got worse, when the specialists found out that Mike had had diabetes for a while and he needed to go to the hospital. Sasha's father not only refused to go to the hospital but also continued working and smoking lots.... to be continued...
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  • By: gkelly: Apr, 25, 2008 10:09 AM

    This is a tough one.  I don't know what's best, but may I suggest  the Joslin Clinic in Boston, MA and do the "Do-It" program.

    It got me on track and feeling "in charge".  Mike just needs some support.  When you "feel good", you don't need to use these "feel-good" substitutes, like cigarettes, food.  They are just not "part of one's plan". 

    I have Type 1 for 32 years now.  I'm not perfect, but I have accepted that struggle is part of the requirement for my good health.  He needs a little push.

    If she loves him, she will show him the way.  Best of luck.

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