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In keeping with my promise to make some kind of small effort everyday (as discussed in my last sharepost), I decided to make things interesting by mixing things up all week. On Monday, I pulled out the old Zumba "Cardio Party" DVD, which is a forty-five minute Latin dance-inspired sweat-a-thon. It was a blast, just as I remembered. When I was finished I did a small round of pushups, planks, and arm exercises. On Tuesday, I was sore but not so sore that I felt like I couldn't do anything. My friend Sarah called to ask me if I wanted to do some P90X with her. We had done a cardio DVD last year and it was pretty cool, so I accepted and she arrived in her workout gear. To my dismay, however, she suggested that we go running first-at two in the afternoon, in ninety-five degree weather. I was terrified because as most of you know by now, I'm not a fan of running, and if I do make the attempt it's usually late in the evening when the harsh sun has started to go down. On top of that, Sarah's ...
Definition An abnormal lack of sweat in response to heat may be harmful, because sweating allows heat to be released from the body. The medical term for absent sweating is anhidrosis. Alternative Names Decreased sweating; Anhidrosis Considerations Anhidrosis sometimes goes unrecognized until a substantial amount of heat or exertion fails to cause sweating. Overall lack of sweating can be life threatening because the body will overheat. If the lack of sweating happens in a small area only, it is usually not as dangerous. Common Causes Burns Certain genetic syndromes Certain nerve problems (neuropathies) Congenital disorders including as ectodermal dysplasia Dehydration Neurologic disorders such as Guillain-Barre syndrome Skin diseases that block sweat glands Trauma to sweat glands Use of certain drugs
Would you blame these two for their diabetes?
Doesn't it make you sad to think of good people blaming the two little girls in this picture for having diabetes, as if they could prevent it?
Well, the babies in the photo above are my sister and me as nine month old twins a decade before diabetes would hit us both. Hard. This past Easter marks my 21st year with diabetes and still the comments of a mostly ignorant public can leave me a bit off-kilter. Just the other day someone blamed me for my diabetes (at a restaurant). I had a few things to say to the lady. Unfortunately, it's a story that is anything but unusual. There are a lot of misconceptions out there and so much ignorance and confusion about type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It makes living with a chronic disease like diabetes all the more challenging.
Having diabetes takes its toll emotionally as well physiologically aspects of controlling the disease. As is stated in an article on Diabule...
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