Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gretchen Becker's Posts

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

What Can We Believe?

When can we believe what we read? It’s not always easy to know.

 

One problem is “news” releases and blogposts by people who have something to gain if we follow their advice. The Internet is full of “diabetes cures” that are essentially scams. Most of us know to ignore such fanciful claims. If... Read moreChevron

Why Do We Eat?

In my previous post, I commented on the fact that my cravings seem to have changed since my diabetes diagnosis 18 years ago. Several people said they haven't seen the changes I've seen, so I've been thinking more about this, and I think that... Read moreChevron

Craving Vegetables; How Tastes Change

My local Coop recently sent out a newsletter that included a picture of some roasted vegetables. My mouth started watering.

 

Then I thought a bit. Has my diet changed so much that I now crave vegetables, or was I just hungry? So I tried some photographs of other foods.

 

Hamburger and fries. Ho hum.... Read moreChevron

Do Injections Hurt?

One thing that always makes me wince is a news story about some new oral diabetes drug that the reporter says promises to free people with diabetes from “painful insulin injections.”

 

When I was a child, immunizations were painful. They were injected into a muscle, and after getting booster shots, my... Read moreChevron