Archive for April, 2017

Interview with Andy Grider, diagnosed with Diabetes May 2016

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In May 2016, my husband was diagnosed with Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults or “LADA”. It was pretty shocking, as he didn’t fit the typical stereotype for Diabetes. Luckily, he was proactive and sought medical treatment when he wasn’t feeling well. He was fortunate he caught it early. At his initial doctor’s appointment, his glucose was at 324 and his pancreas wasn’t producing insulin.

He received a diagnosis on a Friday and was started on insulin the following Monday. It was ...

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Diabetes Mellitus: What It Is & Why You Need To Know About It

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The Statistics: 

Chances are, you know someone affected by Diabetes Mellitus. In 2012, according to www.diabetes.org, 29.1 million or 9.3% of Americans had diabetes. Of that 29.1 million, 21 million were not diagnosed.  In 2013, diabetes was listed as the 7th cause of death.

As a health and wellness advocate, it’s frustrating to read these statistics because the complications from diabetes can be controlled with proper health and wellness. Study after study has shown that there is improved glucose tolerance ...

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7 Must Do Self-Care Practices

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Self-Care wasn’t always top of my list. It took time. It used to be, “self care” was exercising and checking a box. It had nothing to do with self-care and everything to do about “losing weight” and my “self image”.

I would often stress about fitting in my “self care” activity of exercising, which seems ironic. The very “self care” activity that was suppose to promote relaxation and destress me, was causing me stress trying to fit it in? ...

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