Saturday, May 20, 2017

Diabetic meal idea 1

Since I'm in the process of losing 200 lbs, I thought I would share my Diabetic recipes and Diet program for Diabetics. This is no special diet or weight loss program. It is simply eating healthy food 20 meals a week and splurging on one meal. It has been successful too. I have lost a total of 143 lbs so far. I'm here to say "If you want to lose weight, you can lose weight!" I'm here to help.

6 ounces of grilled pork chop
1 cup of spinach
2 cups of salad
Paleo dressing of mustard, mayonnaise, black pepper, and diced jalapenos
1/2 cup of white rice
Green tea with no sweetener or sugar

I'll be back tomorrow night to give you another dinner idea. I hope that you will start following my diet program for Diabetics. I would love to hear how successful you have been on it and encourage you in your weight loss

Is BLOODLINES Profitable?


Our family continues to try to make money online by checking out Second Life Bloodlines. Bloodlines is a game system of Vampires and Werewolves. I don't know if it can be classified as a MMORPG but it comes close to it. It's a very popular game in Second Life.

What is the goal of the game? Just like any online game Bloodlines deals with gaming statistics. Everyone wants to have the highest win (kill/attack) ration within the game. Basically the person with the most souls wins. People also want to have the largest clans. This involves recruiting clan members.

What is the initial cost for Bloodlines? You will need the following from the liquid designs team in Second Life.
Developers pack
Apple Tree
Human Hud
Blood Cask
Barrel Siphon
Catalog Vendor
Cider Barrel
Haunt Location

Most of the cost comes from owning land in Second Life to actually have a Bloodlines Haunt Location. This can cost anywhere between $35 to $320 a month depending on the size of land your haunt is on. Then there is club staff and management that you have to pay. If you plan on having music at your events then that will be $10 for two hours of DJ services per allotment that you need.

Ultimately to keep a haunt open for a month it would roughly cost you $100 a month. To make your expenses back you would need nearly twenty four thousand customers each month. There are nearly one hundred and fifteen thousand Bloodline users. If you were able to get all of them to use your online business then that could be a profit of $913 U.S. a month. A difficult job to do as I believe not all members are active members.

Ultimately the profit will come from profits not related to the Bloodlines game and extra items that are related to the game in Second Life. For example Liquid Designs has a developers pack that sells for fifty linden. This allows you to use Liquid design scripts in whatever you would like to make. 

So can you make an income selling blood, cider, and lumens online? The answer is definitely. A person just has to know how to market it well. This continues our journey of making money online. We'll keep you updated on how much our family has made online.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Making Money Online In Second Life

Making money online with Second Life
Another way our family is trying to save money is by trying to make money online in Second Life and other virtual worlds. These virtual worlds offer all types of products to their community through builders and designers in these worlds. If you love to design, create, and script then this would be a market for you.

It seems that the most profitable industry is clothing but people also need a place to go to wear these wonderful fashion designs. Worlds need to be created and activities need to be scheduled. A person just has to look at Second Life market place to see the amount of things that people are buying
and the events that people are going to.

You don't think so? I belong to a group where one day a week everything is 30 linden. 30 Linden is not a lot of money but when you have 3000 people as part of the group that could be a weekly profit of $350 U.S. currency a week. You just have to make sure that the product is wanted and that you are advertising it well. 

My ultimate fantasy is to have several sims in Second Life and in the other virtual worlds. I want a huge shopping are of my designs and other peoples designs. I want a club with all types of music in one area. I want to be able to give people a real U.S. Salary while providing a service to the communities. 

Today beings a journey for our family. It's my hope that I will be able to hone my skills and show that anyone can make money online through Second Life and the other virtual worlds.

Starbucks Coffee Midnight Mint, Rainbow Unicorns, and S'more Oh My!

Instead of doing separate Starbuck Coffee reviews on each individual Starbucks Frappuccino, I thought I would try to fit all of these cool coffee blends into three foodie posts. Our family is a household of major coffee drinkers. So we know a thing or two about the flavors of Starbucks Coffee blends.

The latest Starbucks Frappuccinos on the market are the S'mores and Midnight Mint Mocha blended beverages. I hate to say it but I've been doing Midnight Mint before it became a thing at Starbucks. Who doesn't want a frozen mint Girl Scout
cookie to drink on a hot Summer day.

The coffee blend of Starbucks Midnight Mint Mocha is great. The idea of adding more chocolate is nothing new. Adding a layer of whipped cream is a brilliant idea from Starbucks. Drinking the Midnight Mint Mocha is almost like drinking a chocolate parfait with a straw.

What do you think of when the word S'mores comes to mind. I know our family thinks of cinnamon graham crackers, sweet hershey chocolate and slightly charred marshmallows over a camp fire. Was Starbucks coffee able to capture that Summer time coffee blend? 

The S'mores Frappuccino is a great coffee blend but it taste nothing like the Summer time S'more that we grew up with. What was wrong with this Starbucks blended drink? There was no graham cracker taste. If Starbuck coffee would have sprinkles Cinnamon sugar on top of the whipped cream that may have worked.

How about the latest crazy of Starbucks cold blended drinks. The every changing Unicorn pictured above. This blended beverage is nothing more than the Pokemon GO Frappuccino in new wrapping. This blended drink definitely packs the pucker punch. I'll let you vision this scene with a customer.

A customer is dazzled by Starbucks coffee advertising and it's a hot day in Texas. All the pretty colors and sprinkles make them feel like a kid again. The coffee blend drinker tries a tall because they are unsure about the flavor. Every sip is going great until they get to the sprinkles on top of the whip cream Oh those beautiful colorful sprinkles. The sourness makes the Starbucks customer nearly drip the blended drink.

Midnight Mint is a wonderful blended beverage. The S'mores leaves me wanting the real thing because of lack of flavor. The Starbucks Rainbow Unicorn Frappuccino blended beverage...well...I want my $5 back.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Flipping over Flipp?

Lately our family has been trying to save money and make money online. With the loss of one job we now have to save and make enough money to add up to $1600 a month. One way of saving money is by trying out all of these coupons and sales apps on our phone. The current cell phone app that I'm trying to work with is Flipp.

I'm sure that everyone has seen the advertisement where the couple is going over budget constantly. Our family budget feels the same way. So sales discounts and coupons are an important thing. The question is if Flipp actually provides enough savings to make a dent in our family budget.

The cell phone app Flipp is easy enough to use. The best thing to do is make a list of what you are looking for. Then Flipp will show you which sales are the closest to your family home. Personally there are some changes that I would like to make to this cell phone App. Everyone seems to offer the sale prices. No one breaks it down to price per pound, solid ounces, or fluid ounces. Our family budget is helped the most if we can find the meats and vegetables that are discounted by the pound. 

Has our family flipped out for the cell phone application Flipp? It's great for families on a budget who don't like to look through the discount fliers. I just want something more than a computerized discount flier. If I wanted fliers, I could look at the ones that I get in the mail. 
I want an App. that is going to save our family the most money with the least amount of work. So the search to save money and make money online continues.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Emergency medical training in Anchorage Alaska


Are you looking for a field in medicine where you can work outside and still help people? Then Emergency Medical Technician training might be right for you. The following two schools offer Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic training in Anchorage Alaska. Medicine is always a growing field and there is always a need as the population in the United States grows. Be sure to check with your city regulations. As one Emergency Medical Technician certification may not transfer to another state.

Alaska Career College
1415 E Tudor Road
Anchorage Alaska 99507
www.alaskacareercollege.edu
907-563-9575
Only has Medical Assistant courses and Phlebotomy Technician courses. Both are great fields to go into. Technically any medical field is a good field to go into because it is a career that is in high demand. For those of you who don't know what a Phlebotomy Technician is, these are people draw blood and test blood for different reasons.

Charter College LLC
2221 E. Northern Lights
Anchorage Alaska 99508
907-277-1000
www.chartercollege.edu
Emergency Medical Course available
Tuition and fees will be about $18,000. This is extremely high priced since most Community Colleges in the United States offer first year Emergency Medical Technician courses for $1000. Most Paramedic courses cost $5000 plus the cost of food and housing.

Matanuska-Susitna College
8295 East College Drive
Palmer Alaska 99645
907-745-9774
Paramedic Technologies

Five EMT key points for Burn Emergencies


An Emergency Medical Technician will eventually come on scene to a burn victim. It will not be the actual tissue trauma that will cause the burn emergency. Most patients who die in the prehospital setting will die from obstructed airway, toxic inhalation, or other trauma. What else does a EMT or Paramedic need to know when dealing with burn victims?

1. Children under the age of 5 and adults over the age of 55 have less tolerance for burn injuries. This is because a child has not completely developed yet. As we age past the years of 55, our bodies can not withstand as much as we could as we were younger. As an EMT student and an Emergency Medical Technician in your first year, this is going to be the case with young children and elderly no matter what the emergency is.

2. During a secondary assessment, EMT's should check for any injury that may have occurred in addition to the burn.

3. Check with medical direction regarding the use of wet or moist dressing on a burn victim. Every city will have a burn emergency protocol but never take chances.

4. Always consider Advance Life Support (ALS) response when dealing with airway complication in burn injuries. This is because a patient can go into shock, lose consciousness, lose airflow, or their heart can stop beating. In my city, ALS is either a Paramedic that is in the truck or the Fire Department shows up. Some cities may be set up where if certain emergencies are happening then certain units are called out.

5. Always assume the electrical source is still charged unless you have reliable information that the power source has been completely shut down. First priority is to keep yourself safe. You don't need two victims on scene.

Burn Emergency Assessment And Care I

Today as a Emergency Medical Technician student we are studying Burn Emergencies. Burns can come from many sources but there are several algorithms that will remain the same when dealing with someone who has this mechanism of injury present.

Is the mechanism of injury present?
If yes then EMT's should put patient into a manual in-line stabilization

Is the patient still in contact with the source of the burn?
If yes then Emergency Medical Technicians need to remove the patient from the source of burn, protect themselves, and extinguish any burning clothes.

How is the patients mental status?
Are they alert and able to obey commands?
EMT's should consider oxygen administration
Emergency Medical Technicians should assess circulation and do a secondary assessment
Has the % of BSA (Burn Surface Area) been determined
Apply sterile dressings, bandages, and burn sheet

Is the burn less than 10% of burn surface area?
If yes, then Emergency Medical Technicians should dress the wounds wet
If no, then burn surface should be dressed with dry bandages

If there a spinal injury suspected?
If yes then immobilize the backboard

For every burn emergency, EMT's should maintain the patients body temperature, manage other associated injuries and manage specific burns

Dry chemicals:
Brush off chemicals and make sure not to break the skin with the brush
Irrigate the areas for 20 minutes

Liquid Chemicals
Irrigate burns for 20 minutes

Hands and feet
Dress between fingers and toes

Chemicals to the eyes
Irrigate for 20 minutes at scene and continue to do so while transporting patient to the emergency room.

Thermal burns to the eyes
Emergency Medical Technicians should patch both eyes

Electrical burns
Dress source and ground wounds, perform CPR if needed, and apply AED if in cardiac arrest

Transport the patient 
EMT's should do a reassessment while in transport to their location

Burn Emergency Assessment and Care II

Today as a Emergency Medical Technician student we are studying Burn Emergencies. Burns can come from many sources but there are several algorithms that will remain the same when dealing with someone who has this mechanism of injury present. What if the burn victim's mental status is altered? What is a EMT or Paramedic to do then?

Is the mechanism of injury present?
If yes then EMT's should put patient into a manual in-line stabilization
If no then is the patient still in contact of the source of the burn?

Is the patient still in contact with the source of the burn?
If yes then Emergency Medical Technicians need to remove the patient from the source of burn, protect themselves, and extinguish any burning clothes.
If no then the Paramedic needs to assess the patients mental status

How is the patients mental status?
Are they alert and able to obey commands?
If no then the EMT needs to check to see if the patients airway is open
If yes then assess the patients breathing

Is the victims breathing adequate?
If yes, then the EMS should administer oxygen, assess circulation and then perform a rapid secondary assessment.
If no, then the EMT should provide Positive Pressure Ventilation with O2, assess circulation and do a rapid secondary assessment.


Is the burn less than 10% of burn surface area?
If yes, then Emergency Medical Technicians should dress the wounds wet
If no, then burn surface should be dressed with dry bandages

If there a spinal injury suspected?
If yes then immobilize the backboard

For every burn emergency, EMT's should maintain the patients body temperature, manage other associated injuries and manage specific burns

Dry chemicals:
Brush off chemicals and make sure not to break the skin with the brush
Irrigate the areas for 20 minutes

Liquid Chemicals
Irrigate burns for 20 minutes

Hands and feet
Dress between fingers and toes

Chemicals to the eyes
Irrigate for 20 minutes at scene and continue to do so while transporting patient to the emergency room.

Thermal burns to the eyes
Emergency Medical Technicians should patch both eyes

Electrical burns
Dress source and ground wounds, perform CPR if needed, and apply AED if in cardiac arrest

Transport the patient 
EMT's should do a reassessment while in transport to their location

Burn Emergency Care Protocol

In a previous Emergency Medical Technician Training and EMT Refresher post, We discussed the care for a burn victim. All cities and EMS companies have a protocol that needs to be followed. Along with providing burn emergency medical assessment and care to a victim there are some general protocols that need to be known.

1. Reminder that positive pressure ventilation is 10-12 ventilations per minute for an adult. 12 - 20 ventilations per minute for a child or infant.

2. When managing specific burns the protocol for an EMT is as followed:
Dry Chemical burns
Remove affected clothing, brush off dry chemical, then irrigate with large amounts of water unless a chemical reaction happens with water when added to the chemical. A burn patient may be hesitant to remove the affected clothing. Reassure the patient and let them know why the clothing is being removed. Be sure to use a soft brittle brush and to not get the dry chemical into any possible scratches, cuts, and scrapes.

Burns to the hands and feet
Remove all rings and jewelry. Jewelry may have a chemical reaction to the dry chemical which would cause further injury to the victim. Dry chemical powder may have also become trapped in the jewelry. An Emergency medical technician running water over the jewelry would just be adding more chemicals to the patients body. Dress between the the fingers and toes of the patient.

Chemical burns to the eyes
Flush the eyes with large amounts of water and continue to do so while in route to the next medical facility.

Thermal burns to the eyes
Do not attempt to open the eyelids; an EMT should dress the eyes with dry, sterile dressing to both eyes. Why should it be dry dressing? Cold wet dressing to the eyes may cause shock to the body. Liquid from the dressing may drip into the eye and cause the patient more bodily damage.

Electrical burns to the body
The patients body has just received a high dosage of electricity to their organs. This could cause the respiration and heart to malfunction. An Emergency Medical Technician should monitor for changes in the pulse and respiration. Inspect for wounds caused by the electrical burn. Assess for muscle tenderness and apply AED if patient is in cardiac arrest.

3. Reassessment
Reassessment of the patient is important. Mental status, pulse, blood pressure, and respiration can change in an instant. An EMT should perform an assessment every 5 minutes if the patient is unstable. Perform an assessment every 15 minutes if the patients mental status is stable.

Burn Emergency Care Keywords

Are you an EMT and know what a superficial burn is? How about the word Eschar? The following are keywords that an Emergency Medical Technician should learn to use on scene. I think the worst burn I've seen is a third degree burn on a child. Degrees of burns will be discussed later.

Superficial burn 
Burn that involves only the epidermis of the victim

Partial-thickness burn
Burn that involves the epidermis and portions of the dermis

Full-thickness burn
Burn that involves all the layers of the skin and can extend beyond the subcutaneous layer into the muscle, bone, or organs.

Eschar
The hard, tough, leathery dead soft tissue formed as a result of a full-thickness burn

Circumferential burn
Burn that encircles a body area

Rule of nines
Standardized format to identify the amount of skin or body surface area (BSA) that has been burned.

Rule of ones
The concept that the area of a patient's palm is equal to about 1 percent of his body surface area (BSA); a way to quickly identify the amount of skin or BSA that has been burned.

Burn sheet
Commercially prepared sterile, particle free, disposable sheet used to cover the entire body in severe burn injuries.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mexico Chiapas Coffee Blend

good coffee blends for the tastebuds
I'm very lucky to have lots of coffee near me. I'm always searching for good coffee blends. This coffee fanatic is also blessed to work at a place where there is coffee service. I work part time in retail. One of the benefits is that there are different types of coffee and teas to try every day.

Today's coffee bean is 7-11 Mexico Chiapas. The coffee service brought it in for us to try. The Mexico Chiapas coffee blend is a dark roasted bean. I have yet to find out if this is an organic grown coffee bean from Chiapas Mexico or another version similar to the Starbucks Chiapas coffee brew. 

The coffee bean comes from the slopes of Sierra Madre de Chiapas in South America. Grown in the high altitudes of the Sierra Madre in rich volcanic soil, the Mexico Chiapas gives off a crisp and nutty flavor. There's more to this good coffee blend. While some say that it would be great to drink with hazelnut syrup, I personally believe that it has it's own nutty sweetness.

The Mexico Chiapas starts out smooth, then blends into a creamy middle, and ends with a roasted acidity. Our family believes that it is going to be a coffee brand that is going to be a favorite in the house hold for a while. Mexico Chiapas will definitely be added to the list of good coffee blends.

Monday, May 15, 2017

What this medic does to relax!

Being a diabetic and working in the medical field can be a double whammy when it comes stress. This is why it is important to find something that is a form of relaxation. For me, I love photography. The drive to different locations, the walk to search for interesting things, and getting just the right angle are relaxing. So I thought I would share some recent photographs. 

This is Sundance Square Fort Worth Texas. You can find more of my photographs at my photography account

Food Review:Simply Skinny Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a great hit at the Urban Farm. We don't have enough space to actually grow potatoes so we tend to buy them from the store. Everyone has been so busy trying to fix the farm and work full time jobs that we decided to check Simply skinny Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt Mashed Potatoes.

SIMPLY SKINNY says that they have a mashed potato product that has 40% less fat compared to traditional mashed potatoes. They also claim to have a great taste. We'll let three hungry men and two hungry women decide how skinny and tasty these mashed potatoes are.

SIMPLY SKINNY offers a mixture of roasted potato and mashed potato. The ranch hands like the fact that this is a chunky product. No one likes pulverized potatoes. Well some people may like potato soup but not this group of urban farmers.

There is a problem with the roasted garlic in the mashed potatoes. We all agreed that it seemed to overpower the product. We would have liked there to be more of a creamy 
taste than a mashed baked potato with a little cream, garlic, 
and sea salt. 

After microwaving the product the staff find themselves wanting to add more cream or butter
to the product to offset the garlic flavoring. Pepper definitely needs to be added once the mashed potatoes are warmed up.

One of the hands at the urban farm is worried about salt. We all wonder why because she sweats it out working on the farm. Thankfully sea salt is like the sixth item on the product list. The concern is that there is sea salt added and there is already salt in the cream that is added to the mashed potatoes. So check the label before you dive into these taters.

Ultimately our gang would suggest SIMPLY SKINNY to other foodies. These mashed potatoes just need a little doctoring up!

Slow Cooker Jambalaya Rice

Since I have moved to Texas, I've begun to love spicy food. It doesn't help that Campbell's make some great soups with spice in them. Don't get me wrong growing up in Los Angeles, California the city has its mixture of hotness for Foodies. In the south, it's just a different kind of hotness and I like it. 

Trying to feed 3 or 4 people on a family budget can be difficult but it can be done. This is why I like my slow cooker Jambalaya rice. All it takes is a quarter cup of rice per 
person coming to dinner and a can of Campbell's 
Jambalaya soup. This recipe will last about two 
days. If you try to heat up the rice at the third day 
it becomes mushy.

What you will need for this recipe:
1/4 cup of white rice per person
1 can of Campbell's Chunky Jambalaya soup (More than one can if there are more than 4 people eating)
4 oz of chicken breast or chicken sausage per person eating

Add all of the ingredients into the slow cooker. Add enough extra water so that the rice and rest of the ingredients are covered. Set the slow cooker for cooking chicken. You may want to stop it in the middle of cooking to stir the rice. You can decrease the water by a 1/4 cup if you want a dryer rice mixture.

I hope that you enjoy this slow cooker recipe from our family to yours.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Slow Cooker Ham and vegetable soup

Since now I live on an urban farm in Fort Worth, Texas I'm trying to lose weight and eat healthy by making everything from scratch. Having a slow cooker in the house really makes things easy when our family is either busy working a scene or remodeling the farm. 

A couple of nights ago I made this dinner recipe for the paramedics in our house. Yes I will always be low man on the totem pole when it comes to medic rank. One of the men is a 4 year veteran, the other is a 2 year veteran. To think if I would have started out of High School I'd have 25 years under my belt. I wouldn't be the one cooking.

Slow Cooker ham and vegetable soup
2 oz of ham for each person that is eating
3 cans of kidney beans drained
16 ounce bag of frozen mixed vegetables
2 Tbsp of ground pepper

Add all of the ingredients into the slow cooker. Set the slow cooker to the setting that is for soup/stew. I personally like to take the pork out and shred it before I serve it to my family. I hope that you will try and like this slow cooker recipe. I'll be adding more later.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ten Steps For Fighting Edema

It just seems like being diabetic and having things like edema go hand in hand. Diabetes causes the heart to decrease its efficiency to move fluids through the body. So diabetics tend to have swollen extremities like their feet, hands, fingers, toes, and ankles. Thankfully there are steps to fighting the build up of fluid in the body.

Talk to your doctor
Make sure that there is not a health issue that is causing the edema. It's better to be safe than sorry. 

Step away from the salt, processed food, and fast food
Salt, msg, canned food, boxed foods, and fast food are all culprits to water retention. Not only are they hard on your body but they are hard on your heart. Having bad circulation and a non optimal heart only adds to fluid retention.

Medications?
Are there medications that cause edema or fluid retention? Some people have a bad reaction to over the counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Niacin long release, Lovastatin, and Raloxifene are all known to cause edema.

Compression socks
Compression socks will help reduce swelling in your ankles and cause your body to move the fluid normally. Be sure not to get a pair that is too tight or you will want to take them off in the middle of the day. If you wear dress shoes then wear thinner compression socks. If you wear boots then purchase thicker compression socks. Compression socks are also known as diabetic stockings.

Raise your legs
At the end of the day try to raise your legs above your heart.

A dose of coffee or black tea
coffee and tea is a natural diuretic. Green tea is especially good for removing excess water from the body.

Banana please!
Fruits and vegetables high in potassium are a natural nieretic. Melon, watermelon, and bananas are great. Celery, onion, asparagus are great vegetables to eat when you are trying to reduce the water in your body.

Whole Grains Please!
Just like water cleanses the liver, fiber cleans the colon. This allows the body to reduce water in the body.

Drink more water!
Dehydration causes your body to hold onto water not release it. There are situations where your doctor will ask you to reduce your water intake. If not under doctor's instructions Drink Up!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Ten steps to a good night sleep

You don't think that sleep is important when it comes to diabetes? Do you know that lack of sleep can raise your risk of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, heart disease and obesity. 

That's not a pool that a person wants to dive into and stay in. With today's hectic schedule, what can I person do? There are ten steps below that can help you get a good nights sleep.

Maintain a comfortable sleeping area
This is not an easy task for anyone especially those who work the night shift. Keep the room at a comfortable temperature. If your body is too cold or to warm it will interrupt your sleep. Keep the room as dark as possible. This means turning off lights, televisions, bright clock lights, and closing the curtains.

Keep a regular sleep schedule
This will teach your body that it's time to go to bed. Your body will start producing the chemical serotonin. A natural chemical that is produce to tell the body that it's 
ready to rest and repair itself. 

Keep a note pad by your bed
Sometimes our minds race. Take an hour before bed time to write down what is on your mind. Knowing that you have a to do list or getting your feelings out will help you sleep better.

Avoid drinking before bed
No one likes getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. So try to stop drinking water and other liquids after late afternoon. If your mouth is dry during the time of afternoon and bedtime, try chewing sugar free bubble gum.

Limit Caffeine
Not only will caffeine keep you awake if your sensitive, caffeine is a natural diuretic and will cause the body to want to flush more water down the drain.

Quit Smoking
Nicotine is a stimulant. All stimulants might keep you awake or keep you from reaching a deep sleep state.

Avoid alcohol

Get regular exercise
Just try not to exercise before bed. Exercise causes your body to produce endorphins that stimulate the body. 

Avoid naps late in the day
Sleeping late in the day messes up your bodies natural sleep pattern.

Eat two hours before bed

1 in 5 U.S. citizens suffer from a bad night of sleep. Hopefully these steps will improve the amount and quality of sleep that you get. Hopefully you will see an improvement in your BGL Levels and A1c

Clinics and Diabetes just don't go hand in hand

Of course one of the most important things to controlling Diabetes is keeping your blood sugar down and lower you A1. The second most important thing that a person with diabetes can do is obtain a Personal Care Physician (PCP). Medical clinics just do not work for people with diabetes. The problem is that a medical clinic will only take care of the one medical issue that a person comes in for. 

For example there was a person at the local county hospital in Fort Worth Texas that came in due to leg pain. She thought that she had Diabetic neuropathy. The doctor took one look at her 
legs and said "You have Cellulitis and Edema. This is probably one 
of the factors that there is pain in your legs. what do you take for it?" 
The patient answered "I don't take anything for it." The doctor ran a 
few blood tests and left it at that.

A person would think that if a patient went into a clinic for leg pain then treatment should consist of treating the edema, cellulitis, and diabetic neuropathy. In truth, county hospitals are so busy with patients that they are unable to provide complete care. Or the doctors that are working in the clinics just want to handle the chief complaint of the patient. One would think that if all issues are taken care of, especially if all of it consists of is writing a prescription for antibiotics, then that action would have been done.

This is why it is important to obtain a primary care physician or family doctor the week that diabetes is diagnosed. The physician will take a complete medical history and do everything they can to help you control all of the results of diabetes.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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