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I use deodorant every day, but I'm still self-conscious about how I smell in crowded places. How can I make sure that I don't have B.O. without dousing myself with perfume?
We may associate unpleasant body odors with hot summer weather, but many people get nervous as temperatures drop and occasions for indoor gatherings turn up. Being trapped inside a heated room wearing a thick wool sweater can be a social nightmare for anyone who worries if their deodorant is strong enough to last the night. At first, perfume or cologne may seem like a good solution, but sporting too much usually backfires in crowded settings since some people are sensitive to strong fragrances.
If this worries you, the first thing to understand is that sweating itself is not the cause of body odor. It is, however, a prime breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria breaks down certain acids present in our sweat, releasing a variety of odors that may smell unpleasant.
In order to get rid of the smel...
Last night as I was sleeping
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures .
-Anthony Machado, “Last Night as I Was Sleeping”
Sweetness and honey: two words that might elevate bloodsugars of diabetics everywhere just by imagining them. Yet I love this poem and these lines in particular. Because even though the old failures are there (and always will be), there’s comfort there, too.
Machado’s bees remind me that this is how we learn. We learn to change not by getting it right all the time, but by getting it wrong. More often than not, we learn what to do by learning what not to do (reason enough to read this and other SharePosts ). Of course, I can’t help but look at Machado’s poem through the eyes of a diabetic…a diabetic who has gotten it wrong as many times as she’s gotten it right.
Alternative Names Insulin-dependent diabetes; Juvenile onset diabetes; Diabetes - type 1 Treatment The immediate goals of treatment are to treat diabetic ketoacidosis and high blood glucose levels. Because type 1 diabetes can come on suddenly and the symptoms can be severe, newly diagnosed people may need to stay in the hospital. The long-term goals of treatment are to: Reduce symptoms Prevent diabetes-related complications such as blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, amputation of limbs, and heart disease You are the most important person in managing your diabetes. You should know the basic steps to diabetes management: How to recognize and treat low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) How to recognize and treat high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) Diabetes meal planning How to give insulin How to monitor blood glucose and urine ketones How to adjust insulin and food intake during exercise How to handle sick days Where to buy diabetes supplies and how to store them INSULIN Insulin lowers blood sugar by allowi...
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