Sugar: They Put That Shit In Everything

It can be hard to keep track of the carbs you consume, yet it's got to be done if you're trying to regulate your blood sugar through diet (and exercise).

It's even harder when the sugar carbs are hidden or part of another ingredient that can be added mindlessly, like teriyaki sauce, hoisin sauce, or flavored coffee creamer.

If you're aware of the extra carbs in that lemonade, and balance them with lower-carb choices throughout your day, you can keep yourself pretty well-regulated.

But if you're diabetic and don't care, or assume "the drugs will fix it," or are trying to commit slow suicide, by all means have that delicious full rack of ribs dripping with thick BBQ sauce. And have a couple of glasses of lemonade and a side of cornbread while you're at it.

This anecdote is based on the experience of watching a family member make poor food choices, over and over, at shared meals. It's another reason my husband and I ride in #TourdeCure.

#diabetes



7 normal snacks with a crazy amount of sugar
Experts recommend limiting your added sweetener to six teaspoons per day. Here’s what that looks like.

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So Confused

Why isn't Ted Cruz a Cuban the way Obama is a Kenyan? Is Canada the 51st state, right after Hawaii?

The birthers really need to get their story straight. Also, the Supreme Court better define "natural-born" already.



Is Ted Cruz Allowed To Run Since He Was Born In Canada?
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to declare for president, but some question whether he’s eligible since he was born in Canada. Legal scholars, though, believe he can.

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So Confused

Why isn't Ted Cruz a Cuban the way Obama is a Kenyan? Is Canada the 51st state, right after Hawaii?

The birthers really need to get their story straight. Also, the Supreme Court better define "natural-born" already.



Is Ted Cruz Allowed To Run Since He Was Born In Canada?
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to declare for president, but some question whether he’s eligible since he was born in Canada. Legal scholars, though, believe he can.

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Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The US?? WHY? #diabetessucks

Poor people can't afford it. Other countries have cheaper forms of insulin, why can't we? Because Big Pharma can claim newer is better, while old production methods might not be as profitable or marketable to as many people.

I'm not insulin dependent, but still I'm outraged.



Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.S.?
The hormone that controls blood sugar among diabetics is one of the oldest medicines used today. But more than 90 years after its discovery, a low-cost version is no longer available in the U.S.

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No Schock: IL Congressman resigns

File this under "not soon enough:" Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Downton Abbey) announces resignation after one too many allegations of misconduct surfaces.

Why are we not surprised?



Aaron Schock to resign amid spending scandal
Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock announced Tuesday he would resign his seat at the end of the month, in the wake of a congressional ethics investigation into reports that he used taxpayer money to fund lavish trips and events.

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Moderation Management: is it possible or not?

It's an interesting concept, but I'm afraid that some might not be able the concept of "moderate" drinking.



The next AA? Welcome to Moderation Management, where abstinence from alcohol isn’t the answer
There are myriad reasons people fall into addiction, so it makes sense that there might be more than one way out of excessive drinking

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