Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?

Source: Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?

Spoiler Alert

Yes.

My Father had diabetes which contributed to his early demise.

My youngest brother was diagnosed with the disease in his 20’s.  He is committing slow suicide by diet.

Way back last century when I was in my 20’s I was involved in a local professional group in Dallas TX.  The speaker I brought in was one of the country’s leading endocrinologists from UT Southwestern Medical Center.  After his talk I thanked him for his time and for enduring a dinner of rubber chicken and mushy vegetables.  But what I really wanted was free medical advice.

“Doctor, my father and brother both have diabetes.  Do you have any advice for me?”

The good doctor gave me a steely glare over the top rim of his glasses and said,

“Stay as thin as you can as long as you can.”

Boom.

 

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Pet Exposure may Reduce Allergy and Obesity – ScienceDaily

The latest findings from Kozyrskyj and her team’s work on fecal samples collected from infants registered in the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development study build on two decades of research that show children who grow up with dogs have lower rates of asthma.

Source: Pet exposure may reduce allergy and obesity: Research shows having a dog early in life may alter gut bacteria in immune-boosting ways — ScienceDaily

When the kids were little we didn’t have furry friends in the house.  We thought this would be bad for the allergies.  Turns out we may have been wrong.

Your Mother and I apologize for your childhood canine deprivation syndrome.

The Dot Project

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

Steve Jobs

Sunday mornings are wonderful time for reflection.  I’ve kept a personal journal for many, many years.  Warren Bennis once wrote that maintaining a journal and periodically taking a look back on your writings was The Path to Wisdom.  I agree with Bennis on this point.  Looking back helps you understand where you’ve been, where you are, and most importantly where you are going.

I was looking for something else in my journal and stumbled back on a section titled

The Dot Project.

There wasn’t much written there so I started adding Dots this morning.  After a few Dots I realized I actually started The Dot Project in earnest here with the post Nothing to Do With Food.  For the longest time I kept my journal private.  But something is telling me that this is where some of my private thoughts should be shared.

The Dot Project lives here.