Showing posts tagged as 'type-ii-diabetes'

Walking Off The Weight

Tags: Body, Diabetes, Fitness, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

January 28, 2014 08:13

onestepWhen I was first diagnosed with Type II diabetes, I came to quickly understand the importance of daily exercise.For me, my exercise of choice was and is walking. Not only is it cheap, but it also gets me outside when the weather is nice. Right now, its freezing outside, so a trip to the mall is how I get my daily walk in, making a big loop inside, where it's nice and warm.


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Straining Towards The Prize

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Type-ii-diabetes

January 27, 2014 09:59

saint ignatius14One of the presenters on my retreat this weekend mentioned this statue in her talk. It's of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and it can be found in Guelph, Canada.As I looked at the image, I couldn't help but think of the words of St. Paul: "... forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead, I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God's upward calling, in Christ Jesus"...


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Lentil Marinara Sauce

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Nutrition, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

January 18, 2014 11:59

lentil marinaraYou're in for a treat. This dish will be the main course for the first night of my upcoming retreat.I've made it twice now, and I will say that I think it tastes much better the second day. Delicious either way, and I'm sure, if you try it, you'll be making it time and time again.


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Diabetes Awareness Month

Tags: Diabetes, Spirit, Type-ii-diabetes

November 19, 2013 12:03

don't give upNovember is Diabetes Awareness Month, and before too much more time slipped away, I thought it important to mention it.If you read my posts regularly, you know that diabetes has become a nationwide epidemic, with 25.8 million people having the disease, and 79 million people having pre-diabetes. These are staggering numbers.Take Control Of Your Diabetes recently came out with their latest...


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Vegetarian Gumbo

Tags: Diabetes, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Type-ii-diabetes

November 11, 2012 21:29

A few weeks ago, a couple of my brothers and I attended a conference in San Diego on diabetes.Overall, we learned a great deal, and I loved one of they key thoughts for the day: "What are the complications of controlled diabetes? Absolutely nothing." Certainly an important thing to remember if you're dealing with this disease. Now, on to the gumbo recipe, which was given to us by Bobby Deen,...


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Quick Rice Pudding

Tags: Dessert, Diabetes, Soups-and-stews, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

October 13, 2012 07:08

While at theKickstart Intensive Conference I attended last weekend, I tried this delicious rice pudding.I'm generally not drawn to desserts, but everyone was raving about it, so I decided to try it. Let me just say there wasn't any left when I was done. The chef who prepared it mentioned that making this dessert is a great way to use up leftover rice. Hope you'll give it a try :)


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A Diabetic Plan That Works

Tags: Diabetes, Nutrition, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

October 09, 2012 04:46

At the Kickstart Intensive conference I attended over the weekend, one of the first things that was requested of all attendees is that they get some biometric measurements.Biometrics provides a numerical snapshot of a person's health, and I joined the line to get my blood pressure, glucose level, weight and cholesterol checked. Before they even started, I knew that my numbers had been creeping...


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Low Fat Creamy Carrot Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegan, Vegetarian

October 06, 2012 20:06

I just got back from a weekend conference called Kickstart Intensive. Put on by Dr. Neal Barnard, the goal was to help the 125 people from all over the world "Lose Weight. Get Healthy. Test Drive A Vegan Diet."I was really happy that I attended the event, and I brought back tons of helpful information that I hope to pass on to you over the next few weeks. For now, I trust you'll be satisfied...


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Getting Things Together

Tags: Blogging, Diabetes, Inspiration, Nutrition, Type-ii-diabetes, Vegetarian

October 04, 2012 13:31

Do you ever feel like you've lost your bearings and have the sense that you're not where you want/need to be?I'm busier than ever, with lots of great things going on in my life, but lately I've been neglecting my diet and exercise schedule, and my body is telling me that it's time to pay attention.Just the other day, a kid in my neighborhood who belongs to my church mentioned "I haven't been...


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Learning about Diabetes

Tags: Diabetes, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

August 31, 2012 19:22

There are literally millions of people in the United States who have diabetes. Up until the discovery of insulin in the 1920's, a diagnosis of this disease was a death sentence. Many didn't survive a year.Thanks to countless medical advances and improved patient awareness, it's not abnormal be diabetic and live long, happy and productive lives. The key to success is knowledge. Sadly, many...


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