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Missy Foy

Missy Foy, Health Guide

Researcher in History of Medicine and in Healthcare Outcomes

Creating the Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes: A Brief History of Gestational Diabetes Part 2

Be sure to read Part 1 of this series here!


By the early twentieth-century, doctors knew that some women, at that time it seemed to be mostly white women, had sugar appear in their urine toward the end of their pregnancies.  They also... Read moreChevron

posted 04/27/2011, comments (0)|
Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith, Health Guide

I will conquer my diabesity - starting now!

What to ask an Endocrinologist about Diabetes?

Following a referral by Dr. Z, this week I will be visiting an endocrinologist for the first time. Wait. What? What does an endocrinologist do anyway? For that matter, what is this endocrine system I've heard so little about?

The internet is a wonderful thing because in a matter of a few click thrus and minutes of in-depth research I now... Read moreChevron

posted 02/22/2011, comments (0)|
John S. Bell

John S. Bell, Health Guide

small town lawyer, part-time farmer, newly diagnosed diabetic

Type 2 Diabetes: Losing the Weight and Lowering Your Blood Sugar

I walked out of the doctor's office after my diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes in October of 2009 with two goals. The first was to get my blood sugar down from 395 to normal and the second goal was to get my weight down from 210 pounds to 165. Much to the surprise of my family, my friends and, to be truthful, myself, I'm pretty close to achieving... Read moreChevron

Shelly Young, LPC

Shelly Young, LPC, Health Guide


Patience over Anger in Diabetes Management for Care & Control Long Term

Having diabetes or any chronic illness requires lots of patience. I once had a male companion who needed to check his blood glucose level and take an insulin injection before every meal. I recall his impatience as well as my own, when we traveled and were hungry and would finally find a restaurant. Having any chronic illness requires the... Read moreChevron

posted 12/14/2010, comments (0)|
Kerri Sparling

Kerri Sparling, Health Guide

I believe in the power of community.

Diabetes Friendly White Bean Salad Recipe

It's not often that I have the chance to use the "Food" category on this blog.  I'm a bit of a cooking disaster (known for such dishes as "Ew!" and "Is it supposed to hurt when I eat it?")  But I've thrown together something that I thought was tasty.  And it is low-carb.  AND it doesn't taste like garbage.  (This fact has been... Read moreChevron

posted 09/24/2010, comments (0)|

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