Diabetes: A Primer (Part 2)

 

Last month, I provided some basic information about diabetes, pre-diabetes and how they are diagnosed. If you recall, diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance, which is the condition of having high blood sugar. Having sustained periods of high (or low) blood sugar can have serious implications on your health, and can lead to multiple co-morbidities, such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and neuropathy. Fortunately for many of those with diabetes, the condition can be improved or even managed completely through diet and lifestyle changes. However, very few make the diet and lifestyle changes that can improve their health. Continue reading “Diabetes: A Primer (Part 2)”

porch project: the vision

Up until a week ago, this is how our front porch looked:

It’s looked like that for the last couple years, and has seen minimal use since we moved into the house.  It’s an enclosed, non-heated space, so it’s only usable when temperatures are bearable.  Basically, it’s a pass-through from our ‘front’ door (on the driveway side of the porch) into the house, and a space for me to have coffee on summer mornings.  Continue reading “porch project: the vision”

happy is as happy does

I’ve been reading Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project (I know, I’m a little late to the party), and after only a few chapters two things stood out to me:

1.) I’m fairly certain Gretchen and I were separated at birth and/or we could be very close friends.  Every word on those pages sounds and feels like it could come from my own mouth.

2.) Everyone should read this book.  EVERYONE.

Continue reading “happy is as happy does”