• Diabetes Blog Week

    Last year, my friend Karen over at http://www.bittersweetdiabetes.com created and played host to Diabetes Blog Week. And with more than 100 diabetes bloggers, myself included, participating in the inaugural event, it was an unqualified success. With that in mind, and after a lot of thought, Karen has decided to give it another go, and has announce that the 2nd Annual Diabetes Blog Week will be next week, May 9th – 15th, 2011. For more information on the event, and to sign up to participate, visit Karen’s blog. And, of course, I’m proud to announce that My Diabetic Heart will be participating again this year.  I can’t wait to read all of the fabulous posts next week.

  • I don’t know

    D-Blog Week Day 7:  Dream a little dream – life after a cure. Being that today is Sunday, it’s only fitting that one of my favorite gospel songs came to mind when I was thinking about how I was going to address today’s subject.  That song is titled “I know who holds tomorrow”, and talks about not really knowing what tomorrow may bring, and trusting that God knows, and that he will be beside us each step of the way.  After watching the youtube video below, I knew exactly how I was going to write this post. The truth of the matter is I really don’t know what my life would be like if I were suddenly cured of diabetes. …

  • A birdie for diabetes

    D-Blog Week Day 6:  Diabetes snapshots. Have you ever wanted to give diabetes a birdie, but were afraid to do so because you might get in trouble, or offend someone?  If so, today’s your lucky day, because I’ve done it for you.  You’re welcome! 🙂  More photos later. Ciao!

  • Let’s get moving

    D-Blog Week Day 5: Let’s get moving In a post last August, I mentioned that I had joined a gym, and was going a few days a week.  It’s been 9 months since I joined, and I can feel a difference in how I feel on the days that I do go.  Admittedly, I do need to work on going more. On the days that I do make it to the gym, I still follow the structured cardio routine devised by the trainers based on recommendations from my doctor, but I’ve also added some weight training.  That routine consists of 3 stages: a warm-up stage, a work out stage, and a stretching/cool down stage. My warm-up routine is pretty simple. …

  • Carbe Diem, in Moderation!

    D-Blog Week Day 4: To carb or not to carb I’ve always been a meat and potatoes kind of guy, and when I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the idea of having to give up those carb loaded potatoes was not something I was very happy with.  So, I didn’t give them up entirely.  What I did, though, was learn how to eat them in moderation.  That’s the key! Anything done in excess is bad for you. The same is true with the amount of carbs I eat. Sure, if I eat a whole pan of mashed potatoes I’m going to have major problems. A spoonful of them isn’t so bad, though, as long as it is paired…