at Lows

Jim Turner
Finds the
Humor in
his Diabetes

Vol. 23, No. 3
Summer Edition 2008

Stomach Pains
Could Be

Sugar and Sweeteners Explained

Hypoglycemic Episodes

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Gary Scheiner
Ann S. Williams

Thomas Ley

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Laughing at Lows
Comedian Jim Turner Finds the Humor in his Diabetes

by Gail Brashers-Krug

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Pumper’sVoice: Lighten Your Lows
Pump therapy can help you avoid hypoglycemia

by Gary Scheiner

Healthy Home Cooking: Summer Berries

My Life With Gastroparesis
Dietary changes can prevent this bothersome condition

by Thomas Ley

Tips to Manage or Avoid Gastroparesis


National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
You can still sign up, but there may be a gap in service

Diabetes Action Network Seminar
by Ed Bryant

Laugh and Learn

Three Companies Earn an A+ for Service to the Blind

DAN Profile: Cheryl Echevarria,Treasurer, Greater Long Island, NY, chapter

Get Connected: Support Groups Offer Friendships That Count
by Marilyn Brandt Smith

Hypoglycemia: That Dog-Gone Low Blood Sugar
by Ann S. Williams

Visions of Sugarplums…
The Truth About Sugar and its Substitutes

by Lynn Baillif

Resource Roundup

Ask the Doctor
Understanding Gastroparesis

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Posted: June 2008