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A Cure Please : A plea to our Scentists

A CURE Please Request for our Scientists
Dear Scientists,
Please try to find a cure for this disease that has so many of your fellow human beings re suffering with.
We are tired of you coming up with one way to keep things in control to another. Each pill or injection you design for us is appreciated, but it is just another way to control, but not cure.
Your truly,
Hopeful and Thankful

Staying the course on July 4th

It is a day of celebrations, of barbecues, or food, fun, play in the park.

For the Seattle folks, it is really the start of summer and we are all out enjoying the day and meeting outside in parks.

Life is good, there is good weather, there are fiends, there is the beautiful outdoors.

There are lots of food choices. Unfortunately so many of them are carbs and sugars.
For me this is the the hardest as I am a carb craver.

Here is what I feel like today:

You cannot give yourself Diabetes

Bias I am always amazed by what sometimes I get to hear from people. There is so much bias against folks who have diabetes, especially Type 2. People seem to think that Type 1 is a genetic issue, so it is something you get, not something that you chose to get into.
But a lot of people think that Type 2 is something you give yourself. I have heard statements like, do not eat sugar, you will give yourself Diabetes. Sad to hear people in their own way have a boas toward folks who are diabetic. There are all kinds of diabetics. They come from all cultures and regions of the world. They come in all shapes, colors, religions and sexual orientation. 
Last week, Mick Mulvaney, the US President Trump's budget chief, tried to suggest that diabetics deserve what they got:
Dear Mr Mulvaney, please do not perpetuate such biases from a position of power. We did not choose this for ourselves. We are not wanting s…

Haiku For My Diabetes

My Diabetes Type Two
Makes Me Strong And Curious
Life Without Disease

- Anil

Looking at Diabetes Type 2 as treatable

Been researching about the idea of getting control on my diabetes using food and exercise again.
Life was interesting when I tried this almost 13 years ago. I was eating loads of processed meats and no carbs and it seemed like it was working, but the end results were not that great.

So now, I start to see a whole new crop of data out here in the web. I am getting motivated to try this approach:

Dear Diabetes - Thank You

Dear Diabetes,

Thank you for all that you have done for me.

The first few years of my life living with you I took a negative view of you and did my best to divorce you and remove you from my life. I was passive aggressive towards you and never gave you a chance to living together.

You have been a patient partner all along and have done your best on being on the point and reminding me that this relationship if a long term deal.

I am so glad that we have worked through our problems now.
You have taught me to:

Be thankful for what I do have every dayBe responsible for my healthBe responsible for what I eat and put into my bodyLook at life in a positive wayRespond to any challenges with a attitude that I can find a way to resolve, or live with it.Get HealthySmile more Help others who you create a relationship with Hoping to have a long and fruitful relationship
Sincerely yours, Anil