Month: October 2014

Chicken Soup For the Soul For Diabetics.

You may wonder why this soup is called Chicken soup for the Soul for diabetics, when it does not contain chicken, however it is a hearty warming soup good for the soul. Leo called it chicken soup for the Soul because he grew up in an orthodox Jewish area eating chicken soup. The Jewish people call this recipe Jewish penicillin, and although it is lovely and I still make it once a year it’s not the healthiest soup in the world. The recipe given below is actually Dr Cabot’s recipe for cleansing the liver. As both of us have...

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Jobs for Senior Citizens, – Managing diabetes

Leo was diagnosed as diabetic when he was 60, coincidentally the same time he gave up work. I thought that retirement would bring freedom, what I encountered was the harsh reality of Jobs for Senior Citizens, – Managing diabetes. Very quickly I found out that managing diabetes and all its aspects can be extremely hard work. It’s hard work for the diabetic they will have to monitor the health 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. However, it’s a thankless task for the relatives of diabetics, they have no praise, no holiday and certainly no pay; to top it all they can’t leave. As a job model it doesn’t have anything to recommend it, you want to know how to support and understand a person with diabetes to offer them practical strategies to help. Unfortunately, you are caught up in a round of monitoring diabetic medication times, it’s not just the metformin it is cholesterol tablets, the high blood pressure tablets, the anti-migraine tablets and uncle John Cobleigh and all. It’s the obsession with foot care. Suddenly my lounge seemed to have a permanent bowl of hot water on the floor,with a leg and foot in it! I do understand the importance of diabetic foot care, but it seemed to be every day. Of course it wasn’t just me that couldn’t have a...

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Who's That Fat Person in the Mirror Oh It's just a Fatty Liver?

Today I would like to introduce you to my online friend Shirley, we met metaphorically at least when she contacted me with a fatty liver and asked me whether or not I thought that she could help herself by changing her diet. The long and the short of it is that we are in contact with other still and I stand behind her every step of the way because this is her story leading up to the diagnosis and then treatment for her fatty liver. Who’s that fat person in the Mirror? One day I was passing my dresser...

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Fatty Liver – My Story

Today I would like to introduce you to my online friend Shirley, we met metaphorically at least when she contacted me with a fatty liver and asked me whether or not I thought that she could help herself by changing her diet. The long and the short of it is that we are in contact with other still and I stand behind her every step of the way because this is her story leading up to the diagnosis and then treatment for her fatty liver. Who’s that fat person in the Mirror? One day I was passing my dresser...

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