Saturday, November 22, 2014

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My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

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Microwave Paleo Buttermilk Biscuit from Borne Appétit

 

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posted 11/22/2014, comments (0)|
Dr. Bill Quick

Dr. Bill Quick, Health Pro

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Physician who is living with diabetes; editor of www.D-is-for-Diabetes.com

Diabetes Ain't Funny

Yesterday's comic strips included a cartoon that had an unexpected punch line. I've been thinking it over, and think that there's a point made in the comic that's not funny, but probably worthy of discussion.

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Ann Bartlett

Ann Bartlett, Health Guide

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Wellness Center Owner, living with type 1 diabetes

Fighting a Virus or Bacterial Infection and Coping with Diabetes

On Sunday morning, I woke up with a sore throat and a tight chest and felt like I hadn’t slept in a week. The next day it worsened into a hacking cough and a few days later, I lost my voice. The doctor had told me I had a virus and the orders were to rest and to take over the counter products to help with congestion. 10 days later, I was... Read moreChevron

David Mendosa

David Mendosa, Health Guide

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Medical Journalist Living with Diabetes and Author of Fitness and Photography for Fun, www.mendosa.com/fitnessblog

Reversing Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

The drugs that are approved to reduce the pain of diabetic peripheral neuropathy are expensive. But your doctor can prescribe much less costly drugs that might save you thousands of dollars and may work equally well.

 

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posted 11/19/2014, comments (0)|
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker, Health Guide

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Author, Humorist, wildlyfluctuating.blogspot.com

For the Recently Diagnosed

Newbie Days

 

I started playing the violin badly when I was about 10, and I’ve been playing badly ever since. As a result, I sometimes have trouble remembering what it’s like not to know how to hold the bow or how to curve my fingers over the strings. When I want to remember, I try playing the violin by holding... Read moreChevron