Your Color May Detect Early Signs of Diabetes

DSDMYou’d be hard-pressed to find a healthcare provider that tells you to wait it out to learn if you have diabetes. Knowing if you have high blood sugar that is slightly above normal range is a gift that was unavailable as a kit for the public  when I was diagnosed in 1985. My family and friends have watched and supported me through the challenges of late diabetes diagnosis that have taken the form of diabetes complications. I was diagnosed the summer after 1st grade. By 10th grade, I had kidney disease and retinopathy. In college, I fell into a diabetic coma and was on life-support for 36-hours. By my 20s, although I was a professional working for a large company, my kidneys were following a trajectory downward and my doctor told me I was likely going to need a kidney transplant. During that time, I had two strokes – one in June 2008 and the other in June 2009. Learning to walk, talk, and live over again at the age of 31 is a surreal experience and I live to tell about it. Needless to say, my kidney transplant was put-off until May 2010. My mom donated her kidney to me and it not only saved my life but it gave me a life of health I had never known before that day. My hope is that no family ever faces the challenges with which I’ve lived. This is why my doctors have joined me in creating the nonprofit organization, Dip a Stick for Diabetes.  The flagship campaign for the nonprofit is the Dip a Stick Movement. It’s an easy, needle-free way to see if a person without diabetes could have high blood sugar. It takes 30-seconds and it could protect you and your loved ones from the unforgiving consequences of late diabetes diagnosis. If you could simply Dip a Stick to protect yourself – why wouldn’t you? Watch the crowdfunding video to see how Dip a Stick works. It’s a urine dipstick. It doesn’t involve needles and there’s no blood whatsoever.  Thanks for supporting the Dip a Stick Movement and ensuring it’s available to those who cannot afford to donate and participate!

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



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@FDA Approves a #SmartPill?

PillWe love our smart phones. We’ve got smart cars. Now the FDA has approved a smart pill to track the dosing of patients on the medication Abilify. It’s approved as a “digital pill” and the purpose is to ensure that the medication is being taken in its time-sensitive manner. Obviously there are some privacy issues called into question. Nobody deserves to be “Big Brothered” for their medication dosing. Period. The efficacy of this digital pill lies within the patient compliance. The drug is specific for mental conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The “magic” in this digital drop is no bigger than the size of a grain of sand and is activated when the pill interacts with stomach acid. A wifi signal from a patch on the skin sends the timing to a database the logs the time of medication activation. If the end-game is to track patient adherence to medication, why not do this with a more voluntary medication like Contrave or Belvique? Going into the guts of patients, even if it’s simply a wifi transmission, casts a dark shadow on the for liberty and justice for all pledge, don’t you think?  Are people being paid for their compliance? Time is money, Uncle Sam.

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



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Science Says You Won’t #Die of Good #Sex

BellOh hump day. Science has done us the favor of confirming that it’s unlikely any of us will die from heart-stopping sex. Who asked you, anyway? Actually this study was specific for people who have heart problems. In a span of 13-years, the data from 4,500 people engaging in the heart-pumping throes of passion – only 34 were reported to ring the bell for the very last time. And…scene. Most of those who didn’t live were men with a history of cardiac disease. Don’t let the awkward question deter you from engaging in activities that might be good for your heart. Unless your doctor specifically says to avoid copulation, don’t deny yourself or your loved one the pursuits of such health benefiting pleasures.

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



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Most Popular #Diet on #Reddit

RedditHave you heard of the CICO diet? It’s the most popular diet on Reddit touting the calorie-in, calorie-out plan.Insofar as the equation for weigh loss, this formula certainly does it. However, be fully aware of the deficit in overall nutrition you suffer while on the CICO fad. Though many diet experts will tell you that diet had the lion’s share of weight loss success, it’s super-charged when done in a balanced nutrition formula and done concurrently with exercise. If you think about it, Diet experts will tell you the CICO formula works. However if your hope is to eat 1200 calories of Jolly Ranchers and hope for the best, good luck. You’ll see a loss in weight, but you’ll also notice a loss in sustained energy throughout your day, a shrinkage in muscle mass, and an overall dulling in mental alertness. Of course, you could be one of those who find your way to fat loss with the guidelines of the 5:2 Diet, with a nice balance of ketogenic fat loss and anti-aging benefits to the brain!

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



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A #Pic of His #D Can Tell This About His #Health

DangerousCurveWhen a guy sends you a selfie of his discreet belongings, you may be able to tell more about his health than he realizes. A large study has found that in among nearly 1.5 million men, the risk of stomach cancer, testicular cancer, and skin cancer was increased in men who had Peyronie’s disease. It’s definitely a clinically diagnosed disease whereby a man has a 50-degree curve in his penis. This curve is caused by a buildup of plaque in the penis. Over time, this is what increases a mans risk of stomach, testicular, and skin cancer. Most men do not take any therapeutic measures to correct the condition but those who do have a few surgical options. Next time mister full of life sends you a ‘come hither’ call, do him a solid and let him know about the tale of the curved penis.

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



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Who Makes Your #BloodSugar Rise?

FightorFlightThat saying it makes your blood boil may have a lot to do with something I noticed about my blood sugars around certain types of people. Throughout the last 32+years of diabetes, my blood sugar has always been on a perpetual roller coaster. But as I’ve gotten older, it’s become easier to stabilize. However, when I’m around the same people that coexisted with the roller-coaster effect in adolescence, I still see a slight rise in bG regardless of food, activity, or insulin. I’d love to know exactly what causes it but I’m going to lean on the fight or flight response to make sense of it. Some situations automatically cause our nervous system to shift into “ready” mode. Feeling froggy? Perhaps. Some people have the total opposite effect on bG. In fact, perhaps this is why we opt to be around our friends instead of stressful personality types. Build your cave and escape the daily stresses that provoke the inherent fight or flight response.

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



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Ridding Negative #Thoughts from Your #Life

DucksBackNot sure about you but I’ve heard it’s unhealthy to play the all or nothing game. But when it comes to negative thoughts, it’s safe to say we can do without them. Easier said than done. Eat right. Get plenty of rest. But when the dark clouds mosey into your head during the day, all you can do is grab your mental umbrella. A study shows that the dietary supplement GABA may help protect your brain from the everlasting drag-effect of negative thoughts. GABA gives your neurons the magical powers of letting negative thoughts slide off like water on a ducks back. See how that works? The blood-brain barrier is like the bouncer at a club. It decides who and what gets into the brain. Negative thoughts got in there by what we see. Why don’t they have GABA eye drops? It’s direct access, isn’t it? Not yet but try these and hope for the best.

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



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Lack of #Sleep Leads to Sluggish #Brain

SleepyBrainIt’s not just an old wives tale – lack of sleep does crazy things to your brain. Heck, there’s a reason it’s part of Navy SEAL training. In fact, driving while sleep deprived is a little like driving drunk. Your reaction time is unacceptable. How does this happen? It’s biology. When you don’t get enough sleep – everything has less get up and go, including your neurons. It all starts with the eyes. Our eyes project environmental pictures to our brain. When our brain is delayed due to lack of sleep, it lags like your computer. But our brain isn’t like a CPU that can have memory added. It’s simply a matter of getting the needed rest to revitalize the neurons back to working order. Nothing is more beautiful than a well-rested brain. Sleep tight and sleep right, folks!

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Feed Your #Gut Well to Fight #Cancer

GutBiomeFoodsSpeaking first hand, I’ve seen how chemotherapy can drain the life out of someone. Quite simply put, cancer is when the body’s production of cells looks like anarchy. It can be specific to a body part or organ but once you start an attack on it with chemotherapy or radiation, the cancer can take shelter in safe havens like the bones or brain. The way we “treat” cancer is arguably the way we ultimately lose our battle to it. The strength to control these malicious cells may lie in the gut, according to a new study. Keeping the micro biome in your got healthy means all the athletes on the field are winners. The game never has to turn to warfare if we keep our command center for the immune system in top shape. How can we do this simply? You can enhance and strengthen the immune system to do its job better than any drug designed to fight cancer by feeding your athletes well. You’ve heard this before and there’s a good reason you’re hearing it again. The foods we put into our body reflect how well our bodies perform – and that goes for our immune system. Check out some of these micro biome steroids for your gut.

Don’t let high blood sugar steal your health. Grow Dip a Stick for Diabetes, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See the hidden sign of high blood sugar with a needle-free glucose detection kit. Join the Dip a Stick Movement for free by subscribing here or by texting DIPASTICK to 22828 and respond with your email. You can also support us by shopping Amazon by clicking through or donate on PayPal.



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@Bravotv Asks What If You Were #Stripped?

StrippedI love social experiments and this one’s a doozy! If you were adopting the minimalist lifestyle, imagine beginning day-1 with 1 item. Each day, you get back 1 more item. What would you grab first? This show named Stripped premieres in the US on Bravo. It was taken from a show that aired in Scandinavia. If you were expected to live your life, raise your family, continue your job on the daily – what would you prioritize  on your list? Not only is this quite revealing about a persons must-haves  but it also exposes their strengths and weaknesses. Would you ever lay it on the line is such a vulnerable fashion? Would you allow this revelation of inner-most details about your psyche be on television? The premiere date is not yet determined but I’ll be beck for details of this honestly frightening yet slap in the face of reality show debut. Stay tuned.

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