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DIABETES

My Perfect Thanksgiving Feast

My Perfect Thanksgiving Feast

I’m thinking about my “perfect” Thanksgiving dinner for years and years, famous (at least according to my family) and happily anticipated. I got the menu and all the recipes from my mother. I like to think that I polished it to perfection. Oven roasted turkey. […]

Overcoming diabetes takes commitment and a support community

Overcoming diabetes takes commitment and a support community

What do people do when the doctor tells them they are prediabetic or diabetic? What should YOU do? Pat SmithPat Smith is the author of “It’s All about the Food,” a book that guides nutritious food choices as the way to avoid illness and maintain […]

The Magic – God’s Little Backup Plans

The Magic – God’s Little Backup Plans

Do you actually enjoy a crisis?  Half of my automobile trunk is taken up with an actual spare tire on an actual wheel rim. Why? Because the idea of being out in the middle of nowhere with a no spare (or even a donut tire)  […]

The Difference Between Full and Not-Hungry

The Difference Between Full and Not-Hungry

What’s the difference between full and no-longer-hungry? I have out-of-town friends who have both changed their way of eating. We will call them Dick and Sally. Dick’s primary interest was to control his blood sugar because he is a diabetic. Sally, on the other hand, […]

Diabetics – Take Heed

Diabetics – Take Heed

My most recent posts are autoimmune related. While there is evidence that even diabetes has an autoimmune component, that component may just be that the food that got you to diabetes is likely to create other conditions as well. In other words, pretty much everything […]

What bothers men the most? A big waist or erectile dysfunction?

What bothers men the most? A big waist or erectile dysfunction?

There seems to be no end to the number of ailments aggravated or caused by diet. And it seems to be tough for people to give up eating the stuff they just love in the interest of  avoiding body fat or an ailment. But some ailments, […]

Hungry, eat all day long!

Hungry, eat all day long!

  It’s All About the Food has a new column in the Montgomery County News. It is my health and nutrition version of “Dear Abby”, now aptly named “Ask Pat.”  Printed below exactly as it appeared in the paper. ——————————————————————————————————————- Hardly a day passes that […]

Stop banging on the door. Use your key!

Stop banging on the door. Use your key!

Everybody wants to be healthy. Or maybe we just don’t want to be sick. Isn’t that the same? So the question is, how do we get that to happen? The answer is to use your key. “Get serious,” my editor said. “You have to stop […]

“Those with cardiovascular disease not identified with diabetes…are simply undiagnosed.”

“Those with cardiovascular disease not identified with diabetes…are simply undiagnosed.”

  Any heart disease in your family? Do you have any kind of heart or artery disease? Odds are really good because cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of death in America. And maybe you are kinda worried about that heart attack, stroke, or  aneurysm. […]

Reduce Diabetes Risk of Bad Stuff

Reduce Diabetes Risk of Bad Stuff

This can be really scary. Folks with diabetes almost always have some bad stuff, stuff like nerve damage in our feet, eyes, and kidneys as examples.This is not “so what” stuff, rather these can be the beginning of pain, amputations, blindness, and kidney failure. Pat […]