50-Year Bronze Medal!

Strategizing with diabetes and life for half a century, I am proud to announce that I have been awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate. Short of boasting, this honor confirms that I have been recognized for a remarkable achievement of a successful life with insulin-dependent diabetes. This fact, along with the life-saving and scientific development of oncoming facts concerning this disease, has inspired a prelude to another book. My brief biography may be found at www.MyDiabeticSoul.com.  I would like to commend all diabetics and their families for coping with this disease.  It certainly has been a challenge, but a blessed one.

Holiday Dinners

Who is having what for Christmas Eve AND Christmas Day Dinners?  In our house, we celebrate the Polish Wilia (the “w” is pronounced as a “v”) that consists of an odd number of courses – seven, nine or eleven.  Christmas Day is prime rib (when affordable), easy on the carbohydrates, big on vegetables and fresh fruits.   Shopping is not done until I get the shrimp!  God bless America, always!  A. K. Buckroth

Welcome to my world!

An e-mail friend of mine, Karen, just had her third kidney transplant.  Due to diabetes complications, this happened.  It is one of the facts of life with diabetes.  My kid-sister, Judy, awaits her third kidney.  All this to stay alive.  Judy has been on ‘the [kidney donor] list’ for four years now.  I think because her blood type is O-, which rare in itself, donors are scarce.