Continuing our series in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness month, we're listening to songs that turn our frowns upside down when life gets stressful. Sometimes, when I feel overwhelmed, I close my eyes and wish I was someone else - like Willow, with her floppy optimism or Rocky - who's really just unflappable! Ever feel like that? Well, here's a song for you :) -- WebSpider
What do YOU think about this anti-obesity campaign from Georgia:
"Stop Sugarcoating It, Georgia." The ads feature videos, posters, and billboards of children with taglines like: "It's hard to be a little girl if you're not."
Linda Matzigkeit, vice president of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, says:
"It has to be harsh. If it's not, nobody's going to listen" and discusses the frustration and sadness of seeing so many children coming to the hospital with what have typically been considered "adult diseases."
A Change.org Petition calls the campaign "extremely damaging," saying that "public shaming is archaeic, dangerous, and inexcusable."
What do YOU think? Here at the Treehouse we work hard to inspire people through POSITIVE, JOYFUL programming. Does this campaign promote negative stereotypes and warped body image, or, in a community where obesity is claiming lives and livelihoods, is this 'just what the doctor ordered?'
Hi friends! It's been a rough couple of weeks, and I'm sorry I haven't written more.
I just got back to the workshop -- from the hospital, where I found out that
it's not beavers but it's still pretty cute.
Hello fellow webspinners! Yesterday we talked about proper treatment if you have diabetes. But sometimes, even if you're taking the best possible care of yourself, complications may arise. Here are some of them, and how to deal with them when they come up.
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar): If you think you have hypoglycemia (symptoms include shakiness, dizziness, hunger, sweating, headache, confusion, jerky movements, mood swings, tingling around the mouth, pale skin color, or seizure), check your glucose levels with your meter and treat it with some form of
Staying healthy doesn't have to be hard work!
So far this month we've discussed the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as symptoms, risk factors, and prevention.
But what do you do when you have diabetes?
As always, remain in close consultation with your physician on all diabetes treatment. It is also helpful to have a family member or friend to help you track your diet, activity, and medication. But here are a few ways to deal:
Hey everyone! WebSpider here again, bringing you more dish on Diabetes. Last time we talked about important signs and symptoms to watch out for if you are at risk for diabetes. But how do you know if you are at risk for Diabetes?
So now that we know how Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes are different, how can you tell if you have diabetes? The most important way to check is to see your doctor, especially if other members of your family have diabetes. But here are some symptoms to look out for, courtesy of our friends at the American Diabetes Association and the Mayo Clinic:
Type 1 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes:
*Frequent urination *Any of the Type 1 symptoms
*Unusual thirst *Frequent infections
*Extreme hunger *Blurred Vision
*Unusual weight loss *Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
*Extreme fatigue and irritability *Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
*Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections.
**Often people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms before diagnosis.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor - the earlier diabetes is detected, the better it can be treated, and the more damage can be corrected or prevented. Continue learning more about the symptoms - click Read More >>>
November is American Diabetes Awareness Month, so we will be dedicating most of our November bloggy energy toward Diabetes awareness!
I always wondered: What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?
Do you know?
This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness to a cancer that affects 1 in 8 women. But did you know that there are many things you can do to help decrease your chances of getting breast cancer? Keeping a healthy diet and a physically active life can help prevent cancer. Experts recommend avoiding sugary drinks, limiting alcohol and red meat consumption, and eating a good variety of vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains.
And of course, remember to do monthly self breast examinations (<-- click for a how to do self breast exams and what to look for!) and have a regular check up with your doctor. Early detection is the key to treatment!
Also, did you know that breastfeeding helps prevent breast cancer? Just another reason to love it!
Take a look at the video Baby Puppets made:
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