Monday’s Type 2 Diet News. Is Wheat Bad for a Type 2 Diabetic Diet?

Is Wheat Bad for a Type 2 Diabetic Diet? Or is the anti-wheat news just this year’s fad diet news? Before that weighty question. The numbers for today: Fasting Blood Glucose Levels:  96 mg/dl.  Not stellar, but safe and safe is just fine.  Exercise:  45 minutes, 10 miles.  Good ride, perfect morning. Weight:  186 lbs. […]

Thoughts on fitness while trying to stay fit.

Fitness is Hard Work Is it worth it? It’s been a while since I have posted, but I have been a good boy, keeping the fitness routine going .  I missed doing doing this blog, but it always seems to get pushed down by other, more pressing matters.  The Charming Mrs. SWMBO asked me about […]

Go Long on Drug Companies.

Make a Sure Bet on Type 2 Diabetes Drugs You can’t lose.  Really.   I have always viewed controlling type 2 diabetes as being divided into two camps, more or less.  In one camp are people like me, who control it with diet and exercise.  The other camp are those who take medications to control […]

The Joys of Winter Bike Riding.

But Not for Me I am too much of a wuss I had to share this. I love to ride my bike.  One big reason is the benefits of exercise for diabetics.   It’s a big must for keeping the glucose under control. It’s also fun.  Riding can be an exercise in pure, youthful joy. […]

More Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Dreaming of Spring, Craving Fresh Basil


Last summer was a bountiful year for basil here.  We had it coming up everywhere after some of went to seed.

Not that we were complaining.

We put it in salads, on pizza and made a ton of pesto. We still have some of that in the freezer.  It was a happy struggle to find new ways to use it.

That all came to an end when the weather really turned cold here and now I am suddenly craving fresh-from-the-garden basil again.

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Making exercise fun on a dreary, rainy day.

Making exercise fun on a dreary, rainy day. A connection between Gangnam Style and Ace Power Rider? And other odd things the brain ponders while pedaling. For three years I have sought a way of making exercise fun. So far, I have failed, but brain keeps working on the problem.