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Food Friday – Kale and Smoked Salmon Palaver Sauce I was about five years old, sitting at the dinner table playing with my food when I asked my uncle – “What is Palaver Sauce?” Sensing I was looking for an excuse not to eat my leafy green stew and rice, he told me a story. Once upon a time my great, great, great grandma Eno was on her way back home when she spotted a group of foreigners making their way towards her village. She quickly took a short cut arriving ahead of the foreigners to warn her people. The village elders decided to welcome the visitors with open arms and Ashanti hospitality; sounding their talking drums they alerted citizens about the visitors and their plan for a warm reception.
This feels a bit like an epiphany, like something very big, perhaps even life altering. I know the roots of it have come from years of consideration and questioning, but last week it all came together in one very clear jolt. Diabetes is, simply put, uncomfortable .
September 1st is always a very special day, for two reasons. The first is that it’s my wonderful husband’s birthday!!! Happy Birthday, SweetPea - may your year be filled with joy!! What is the second reason? Well, September 1st is also Diabetes Art Day , a wonderful project organized by my good friend Lee Ann to let our creativity tell our diabetes story. Last year, I made a Diabetes Voodoo Doll to show how diabetes makes me feel like a human pin-cushion.
It all started in November 2006 and I am amazed at how far we have come and how many lives we have impacted! We began as a group of people with diabetes in their lives who wanted to do something different to raise diabetes awareness. For some it was a challenge, for some it was a fantasy come true, for all it was a very public display of love. The tattoos here are as permanent in our lives as diabetes is. Please enjoy the art, love the stories and share your own if you wish! A research group is looking for people who have diabetes tattoos to answer a brief questionnaire.
I am happy to announce that my husband and I are expecting our first baby due November 12!!! (could be a WDD baby) We found out the amazing news on March 4th. I can’t even express how exciting and surreal the moment felt.
It’s OK to Need Help by Mike on March 20th, 2011 In previous blog posts and conversations over the last two years, I’ve made no bones about the fact that I’ve battled with bouts of depression and anxiety since I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and type 2 diabetes.
I think this is the third Friday Six in a row, which either means I'm really efficient or so jumbled in the brain region that I'm only able to concentrate on six things at a time. (A seventh thing would make everything go poof .) 1. First things first: Clara Barton Camp still rules . But they're running low on a very crucial supply these days: glucose tabs.
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