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Tuesday, October 31, 2006


I tend to be fairly strong in my opinions on some aspects of diabetes treatment, various national diabetes authorities, internet spammers and scammers and some other things. So This page will act as a "Contents" page, with links to other pages as I post them.


Teeth, Gums, Diabetes and Death November 06, 2006
Test, Test, Test April 17, 2009
Good Advice, Bad Advice - Nicky's Experience 24 September 2007
Motivation, Likes and Dislikes 28 February 2008
Money, Medications and Motives June 10, 2008
Past, Present and Future July 21, 2008
Miracles and Wonders November 25, 2008
The Diabetes Diet Wars November 27, 2008
Smoking and Diabetes December 17, 2008
Diabetes and Dental health January 03, 2009
Health Care Funding By Governments June 12, 2009
Swine Flu, Diabetes and Good Sense August 13, 2009
To Medicate - Or Not? September 23, 2010
Celebrating An Anniversary Saturday, April 30, 2011
The Discovery of Insulin Thursday, October 20, 2011
Taxes For Our Own Good  Monday, July 23, 2012
What's In a Name? Am I a Diabetic or A Person With Diabetes? Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Type 2 Diabetes and the Shame Game Friday, May 03, 2013 
Stress and Blood Glucose Levels. Saturday, September 21, 2013
I Ate Nothing! Why Are My BGs high? February 16, 2009
Are Diabetes Complications Inevitable? Not necessarily... Friday, May 01, 2015

Medical Authorities, Research and Guidelines

Diabetes Authorities and Diet 02 Nov 2006
Self-Testing and Type 2 Management 01 July 2007
The Diabetes Revolution? 09 December 2007
The Other Side of the Revolution 09 December 2007
ACCORD, Foxes and Grapes 10 February 2008
The Quality of ADA Dietary Advice 29 February 2008
Is Testing Worthwhile? 30 April 2008
ADVANCE and ACCORD June 07, 2008
Experts November 16, 2008
ADA Accomplishments in 2008 January 09, 2009
Choices, Consequences and Responsibility June 22, 2009
Good Targets, Bad Methods February 03, 2010
SMBG Research, Or The Lack Of It February 16, 2010
Should Detectives, Not Just Academics, Review Drug Research? February 26, 2010
SMBG - A Doctor Who Understands March 14, 2010
Tight Control. When Will They Ever Learn? July 15, 2011
The 600 Calorie Diet for Type 2 Diabetes July 28, 2011
ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2012, February 3, 2012
Do Doctors Matter? Saturday, May 10, 2014

On Blood Glucose Testing
When To Test? 08 Nov 2006
Blood Glucose Targets 02 Dec 2006
Blood Glucose Targets 2015 01 August 2015
Testing Etiquette 09 Dec 2006
How Often Should We Test? July 30, 2008
I'm a New Type 2. Do I Really Have to Test so Much?  January 05, 2013
For UK Type 2s: A Petition to Make Test Strips Available to People With Type 2 Friday, July 26, 2013
Must I test Before Meals Too? Tuesday, April 22, 2014
I Think I May Have Diabetes... Friday, September 18, 2015

On Food and Drink
Cooking as a Survival Skill 01 Nov 2006
Thanksgiving and other Feasts (Jennifer) 17 Nov 2006
Red, Red Wine 15 March 2007
Wine and Serendipity 24 April 2007
Cinnamon, Spices, Herbs and Similar 06 October 2007
Dieting for Life - What's in a Name? 24 April 2007
What to Eat Until You Get Your Meter. May 06, 2008
The Price of Eating Healthy July 16, 2008
Eggs, Carbs and Cholesterol October 02, 2008
Are Carbs Really Necessary? April 25, 2009
Aspartame May 4, 2009
Food, Farmers and Factories September 15, 2009
Cholesterol, Fats, Carbs, Statins and Exercise October 31, 2009
Banting's Diet April 14, 2010
Free Radicals and James Bond August 9, 2011
Konjac and Shiritaki Noodles October 24, 2013
Fat: The New Health Paradigm Monday, September 21, 2015
What is a Balanced Diet For a Type 2 Diabetic? Saturday, October 22, 2016

On using the Web and the Net
Miracle Cures 31st Oct 2006
Be Smart, Be Skeptical August 18, 2008
Privacy On Forums And The Web August 11, 2010

Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter


KBear said...

Hi Alan, I found your website by chance. My Dad had just been diagnoses with Leukemia CLL and Type II diabetes and when I googled them - you are what I got. He like you has also a fondness for Red Wine and travel and so i have recommended the site to him for some informative tips and some light relief - You seem to have a lot in common perhaps you are twins seperated at birth - He unlike you (from the slickness of your site ) is a bit of a technophobe though and I dont know whether he will get around to finding you himself, however it was refreshing to read how well you are coping with these two conditions and I hope he can do the same - thanks for taking the time to record this information, just wanted to let you know that it has given me some comfort and I hope it will him - when he eventually gets the lap top fired up !!

Alan said...

Hi Kbear

I'm glad you found me and I hope it helps your Dad.

If he won't fire up the laptop, possibly you could print out the page on testing and a copy of the link to "Test,test,test".

On CLL, I gained a lot from the email list on the ACOR web-site at www.acor.org. I was a list manager there for a while, but I am taking a break for the moment, while the CLL is not progressing.

The joining page is here: http://listserv.acor.org/SCRIPTS/WA-ACOR.EXE?SUBED1=CLL&A=1

Wish him my best.

Cheers, Alan

Neli S said...

Few topics left Alan. I have almost finished them all. Thank you! I am sure your blog will probably save me lots of D complications.