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Diabetes Update 105: In Memoriam Catherine

April 1, 2007

By David Mendosa


My most recent articles are:

  • David Mendosa’s Diabetes Blog
    The Health Central Network hosts my blog about diabetes at http://www.healthcentral.com/diabetes/c/17/. This is where you can find most of my new articles.

    Catherine Lee Nord

    Catherine Lee Nord
    1937-2007

    Health Central completely redesigned the site on March 1. Among the many improvements is an easy way to see the entire article at once. This “single page” view gives you an uncluttered look at my articles. The links below are to this view. And if you go into the site in a different way, like through a blog reader, you get to the single page view by clicking on the “print page” button at the bottom of each article or the “Printer friendly” button at the bottom of the right sidebar.

    Each month I describe and link my new blog articles here. But there is an easier way to find all of my blog articles since October 2005.

    The easiest way to read this and any blog is to use a blog reader. I use Bloglines, as I describe in my blog article, “Reading Health Blogs.

  • My New Diabetes Blog Articles
    So far I have written more than 150 articles about all aspects of diabetes there. In March HealthCentral.com published 12 of my new diabetes blog articles:

  1. In Memoriam. My wife, Catherine Lee Nord, died on March 20 of complications of diabetes. She was 69.

  2. Resistance is NOT Futile. You may not be able to resist the Borgs. But resistance training can be good for your health and weight and can go a long way toward helping you to control your diabetes.

  3. You Can Stop Refrigerating Your Byetta. One of the biggest problems that people had at first with Byetta has just disappeared. You no longer have to refrigerate it.

  4. Tips for Weight Loss. Here are the successful strategies to lose weight that I have gathered for people with type 2 diabetes.

  5. The Telemeter Trend. The new trend to wireless blood glucose meters is now in full swing. Here are some new choices.

  6. Reaching out with Byetta. The people who make and market Byetta are finally beginning to reach out to consumers. Why did they wait so long?

  7. Misdosing Insulin. If you take insulin, you better be sure that you code your blood glucose meter correctly. A lot of people don't. It might be better to use one of the new meters that you don't have to code.

  8. A Health Insurance Option. You can get health insurance, even if you have diabetes. Here is another option.

  9. What’s Wrong with Saturated Fat?. The most common complication of diabetes is the heart. Eat all the saturated fat that you want, if you don’t care about it.

  10. Nutrition Information in Magazines. Magazines often attack health websites as being incomplete, misleading, or inaccurate. Now it looks like magazines may be just as guilty, if not more so.

  11. Successful Sleep Apnea Therapy. If you have diabetes, it’s likely that you have sleep apnea too. Here’s how to make sure that you get the therapy you deserve.

  12. Testing Sleep Apnea at Home. The biggest hurdle in getting treated for sleep apnea may soon be history. That will be great. But I don’t recommend that you wait for it, if you suspect that you have sleep apnea.
Banting Birthplace Threatened:

  • Earlier I wrote about the threat to the birthplace of the man who discovered insulin. Now the threat is even worse.

    The author of the article, Dr. Peter M. Banting, is emeritus professor of marketing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His grandfather was Sir Frederick Banting’s cousin. Peter is chairman of the Sir Frederick Banting Educational Committee and a founding director of the non-profit Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation. The Legacy Foundation was established as a charitable organization to accept title to the Banting Homestead after its purchase by the Town of New Tecumseth (where Alliston is located). The Legacy Foundation hopes to build a camp for children with diabetes on the Banting Homestead in fulfillment of Edward Banting’s expectation. The URL is
    http://www.mendosa.com/banting_birthplace_threatened.htm

New Glucose Revolution Podcasts:

  • The New Glucose Revolution, by Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller and her associates, is the key book about the glycemic index. Now in its third edition, this book is now well supported by a series of podcasts. The first two are interviews with Dr. Brand-Miller and the third is with publisher Matthew Lore. These are well worth hearing and are readily available at no cost.

    If you have iTunes, which is the best music program for either PCs or Macs, you can download the podcasts here. Another way is to capture the RSS feed, which is here. If you use Bloglines, when you set up the feed, at “Blog or Feed URL” enter marlowepub.com/newgr/feed.xml

Announcements:

  • This Newsletter
    Diabetes Update keeps you up-to-date with new articles, Web pages, and books that I have written about diabetes.

    I list and link most of these on my at Diabetes Directory and in the site’s menu at the upper left of all my Web pages.

    From time to time Diabetes Update may also include links to other Web pages of special interest.

  • HTML Format
    I send out Diabetes Update email in HTML format, which all Web browsers and most modern email programs can display. HTML has live links to all the sites named in the text so that with a simple click of a mouse you can connect to the site you have just been reading about.

  • My Guarantee
    This newsletter:
    1. Is and will remain free.
    2. Will never include advertising (except targeted Google ads at the bottom of the web page and not in the email newsletter).
    3. Nor will I ever sell, rent, or trade your email address to anyone.
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Archives:

I now send out Diabetes Update once a month. Previous issues are online:

  1. Diabetes Update Number 1: Diabetes Genes of December 10, 2000
  2. Diabetes Update Number 2: DiabetesWATCH of December 18, 2000
  3. Diabetes Update Number 3: Starlix of January 3, 2001
  4. Diabetes Update Number 4: Native Seeds/SEARCH, Tepary Beans of January 17, 2001
  5. Diabetes Update Number 5: Insulin Makes You Fat of January 31, 2001
  6. Diabetes Update Number 6: Available and Unavailable Carbohydrates of February 15, 2001
  7. Diabetes Update Number 7: Dates of March 1, 2001
  8. Diabetes Update Number 8: Quackwatch of March 15, 2001
  9. Diabetes Update Number 9: The Cost of Insulin of March 30, 2001
  10. Diabetes Update Number 10: Sof-Tact Meter of April 2, 2001
  11. Diabetes Update Number 11: iControlDiabetes of April 16, 2001
  12. Diabetes Update Number 12: Cinnamon, Tagatose of May 2, 2001
  13. Diabetes Update Number 13: Glycemic Index of May 15, 2001
  14. Diabetes Update Number 14: Eat Your Carrots! of May 31, 2001
  15. Diabetes Update Number 15: Glycemic Load of June 21, 2001
  16. Diabetes Update Number 16: Homocysteine of July 2, 2001
  17. Diabetes Update Number 17: Chana Dal Tips of July 15, 2001
  18. Diabetes Update Number 18: Lag Time in AlternativeLand of August 2, 2001
  19. Diabetes Update Number 19: Fiber of August 15, 2001
  20. Diabetes Update Number 20: How Diabetes Works of August 30, 2001
  21. Diabetes Update Number 21: Insulin Resistance of September 14, 2001
  22. Diabetes Update Number 22: Trans Fats, Honey, CU of October 1, 2001
  23. Diabetes Update Number 23: Pedometer Power of October 15, 2001
  24. Diabetes Update Number 24: Is Glycerin a Carbohydrate? of October 31, 2001
  25. Diabetes Update Number 25: Kill the Meter to Save It of November 15, 2001
  26. Diabetes Update Number 26: Protein, Fat, and the GI of December 1, 2001
  27. Diabetes Update Number 27: Insulin Index of December 14, 2001
  28. Diabetes Update Number 28: Fructose of January 4, 2002
  29. Diabetes Update Number 29: Aspirin of January 14, 2002
  30. Diabetes Update Number 30: Stevia of January 31, 2002
  31. Diabetes Update Number 31: Gretchen Becker’s Book of February 19, 2002
  32. Diabetes Update Number 32: The UKPDS of March 4, 2002
  33. Diabetes Update Number 33: Financial Aid of March 18, 2002
  34. Diabetes Update Number 34: Pre-Diabetes of April 1, 2002
  35. Diabetes Update Number 35: More Glycemic Indexes of April 15, 2002
  36. Diabetes Update Number 36: Gila Monsters of April 30, 2002
  37. Diabetes Update Number 37: Is INGAP a Cure? of May 15, 2002
  38. Diabetes Update Number 38: Native American Diabetes of June 3, 2002
  39. Diabetes Update Number 39: FDA Diabetes of June 19, 2002
  40. Diabetes Update Number 40: Diabetes Support Groups of July 1, 2002
  41. Diabetes Update Number 41: New GI and GL Table of July 15, 2002
  42. Diabetes Update Number 42: Diabetes Sight of August 1, 2002
  43. Diabetes Update Number 43: DrugDigest of August 18, 2002
  44. Diabetes Update Number 44: Hanuman Garden of September 3, 2002
  45. Diabetes Update Number 45: Guidelines of September 16, 2002
  46. Diabetes Update Number 46: Trans Fat of October 4, 2002
  47. Diabetes Update Number 47: Nutrition.Gov of October 16, 2002
  48. Diabetes Update Number 48: Our Hearts of October 31, 2002
  49. Diabetes Update Number 49: Our Kidneys of November 15, 2002
  50. Diabetes Update Number 50: A1C<7 of December 2, 2002
  51. Diabetes Update Number 51: Diabetes Searches with Google of December 16, 2002
  52. Diabetes Update Number 52: e-Patients of January 2, 2003
  53. Diabetes Update Number 53: Email News of January 16, 2003
  54. Diabetes Update Number 54: Third Generation Meters of January 31, 2003
  55. Diabetes Update Number 55: Hypoglycemic Supplies of February 14, 2003
  56. Diabetes Update Number 56: Food Police of March 1, 2003
  57. Diabetes Update Number 57: Vitamins of April 1, 2003
  58. Diabetes Update Number 58: Lancets of May 1, 2003
  59. Diabetes Update Number 59: Accurate Meters of June 1, 2003
  60. Diabetes Update Number 60: Chromium of July 1, 2003
  61. Diabetes Update Number 61: Traveling of August 1, 2003
  62. Diabetes Update Number 62: My Book of September 1, 2003
  63. Diabetes Update Number 63: Hot Tubs of October 1, 2003
  64. Diabetes Update Number 64: Home A1C Testing of November 1, 2003
  65. Diabetes Update Number 65: Detemir of December 1, 2003
  66. Diabetes Update Number 66: Erectile Dysfunction of January 1, 2004
  67. Diabetes Update Number 67: Acidic Foods of February 1, 2004
  68. Diabetes Update Number 68: Net Carbs of March 1, 2004
  69. Diabetes Update Number 69: Glycemic Index of April 1, 2004
  70. Diabetes Update Number 70: Dreamfields Pasta of May 1, 2004
  71. Diabetes Update Number 71: Cholesterol of June 1, 2004
  72. Diabetes Update Number 72: Meter News of July 1, 2004
  73. Diabetes Update Number 73: Pill Splitting of August 1, 2004
  74. Diabetes Update Number 74: GlucoMON of September 1, 2004
  75. Diabetes Update Number 75: Coding of October 1, 2004
  76. Diabetes Update Number 76: Sleep Apnea of November 1, 2004
  77. Diabetes Update Number 77: Keynote Address of December 1, 2004
  78. Diabetes Update Number 78: Mangosteen of January 1, 2005
  79. Diabetes Update Number 79: Noninvasive Dream of February 1, 2005
  80. Diabetes Update Number 80: Pelikan Sun of March 1, 2005
  81. Diabetes Update Number 81: Medtronic Monitors of April 1, 2005
  82. Diabetes Update Number 82: ExtendBars of May 1, 2005
  83. Diabetes Update Number 83: GlycoMark of June 1, 2005
  84. Diabetes Update Number 84: My British Book of July 1, 2005
  85. Diabetes Update Number 85: Disintegrating of August 1, 2005
  86. Diabetes Update Number 86: Meter Research of September 1, 2005
  87. Diabetes Update Number 87: Evaluating Meters of October 1, 2005
  88. Diabetes Update Number 88: When to Test of November 1, 2005
  89. Diabetes Update Number 89: Blogging of December 1, 2005
  90. Diabetes Update Number 90: RSS Feed of January 1, 2006
  91. Diabetes Update Number 91: An Uncommon Doctor of February 1, 2006
  92. Diabetes Update Number 92: More Blog Entries of March 1, 2006
  93. Diabetes Update Number 93: Talking Meters of April 1, 2006
  94. Diabetes Update Number 94: Navigating of May 1, 2006
  95. Diabetes Update Number 95: Measuring Sweat of June 1, 2006
  96. Diabetes Update Number 96: The Future of Pumps of July 1, 2006
  97. Diabetes Update Number 97: Pumping in Real Time of August 1, 2006
  98. Diabetes Update Number 98: The DexCom Sensor of September 1, 2006
  99. Diabetes Update Number 99: GlucoTel of October 1, 2006
  100. Diabetes Update Number 100: Discovery of Byetta of November 1, 2006
  101. Diabetes Update Number 101: My Diabetes Blog of December 1, 2006
  102. Diabetes Update Number 102: Stress of January 1, 2007
  103. Diabetes Update Number 103: UltraMini of February 1, 2007
  104. Diabetes Update Number 104: Salt of March 1, 2007

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