The Borgs in the “Star Trek” fictional universe may have told you that “resistance is futile.” But I’m here to tell you that it’s not true. In fact, resistance can be good for your health and weight and can go a long way toward helping you to control your diabetes.
Forget about alternative site testing. Because of its time lag, you can’t rely on it at the most important times – when your levels are changing rapidly. Plus, most of us who have tried it found that we often get bruises on those alternative sites. Worse, sometimes we encounter a nerve ending that is more painful than any nerve ending on our fingertips.
When Ed and I, along with 18 other people, founded an urban commune near Washington, D.C., in 1973, we pooled all of our income. Both Ed and I had well-paying jobs, and all but one of the other adults in our commune were employed, so money wasn’t a big issue.
Somehow, I ran out of my supply of magnesium tablets and recently made a note to order more. I do take a multi-vitamin with minerals, but that gives me only 125 mg of magnesium each day.
We keep reading about people who walk hundreds if not thousands of miles to promote a cure for diabetes. I’m not sure how that is going to work, although it will certainly help the health of the walker.