What it’s like to live with diabetes (BLW Contributor)


Just a quick note, my blog is primarily based on personal views and experience, sometimes referring to research and some background information, with the aim of helping anyone who may be suffering, or know of anyone suffering from a mental health illness. I haven’t written in a while, so let’s see how this goes. I would welcome any advice and feedback on my blogs, or your personal thoughts on the topic.

So, this post is a little more personal than my previous posts. As you will have guessed from the title, it’s about diabetes. I’m a diabetic, type 1 to be precise. It means that my body cannot produce insulin, and thus, requires me to self-medicate with insulin. But, my aim here isn’t to provide a full medical account of what diabetes is (I have included a link to some websites that provide more in depth information below). Instead, my…

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Health Foods #2 – Diabetes by Tessa Can Do It (BLW Contributor)


Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

Diabetic Diets – Check Out These Lists of Good Foods

(Juice is not on list of approved foods, worse than actual fruit)

Diabetics can eat same healthy foods that a non-diabetic eats.

20 Foods to help manage Diabetes (good for you):

  1. Blueberries (berries in general)
  2. Beans (high in fiber)
  3. Fish (no breaded or fried)
  4. Apples (high in fiber)
  5. Nuts (mainly almonds 1 ounce)
  6. Grapefruit (and oranges, lemons and limes)
  7. Broccoli
  8. Tofu
  9. Asparagus
  10. Yogurt
  11. Tomatoes
  12. Carrots
  13. Tea (white, green or black)
  14. Spinach
  15. Oatmeal (also with fruit)
  16. Dark Leafy Vegetables (spinach, collards and kale)
  17. Sweet Potatoes
  18. Whole Grains
  19. Fat free milk
  20. Yogurt

45-60 grams of carbohydrates recommended for most people, per meal

Portion size is important.Diabetics can eat the same healthy foods others eat, they just have to watch portion size.

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Pepsi introduces a new drink without Aspartame? – Do you drink Pepsi? Will this make you drink Pepsi now?



Pepsi began developing the aspartame-free drink in response to customer backlash and declining slaes, Bloomberg reported. This is said to be the biggest recipe change in the last 30 years. They’re changing the formula and dropping Aspartame. It will change the taste but execs say the drink will still taste ‘familiar.’

Why is Aspartame is bad for you?

You may know aspartame by one of its brand names: NutraSweet or Equal. Aspartame is also used widely in products like diet drinks, yogurt, chewing gum, and cereals.

The ingredients of aspartame are aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Both are naturally occurring amino acids. Aspartic acid is produced by your body and phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that you get from food.

When your body processes aspartame, part of it is broken down into methanol. Although toxic in large quantities, small quantities of methanol are naturally produced by the body and are also found in fruit, fruit juice, fermented beverages, and some vegetables. The amount of methanol resulting from the break down of aspartame is low. In fact, it’s far lower than the amount found in many common foods.

Aspartame is a highly studied food additive with decades of research showing that it is safe for human consumption. As expected, the research is complex making it possible to cherry pick and misinterpret individual studies in order to fear monger. But the totality of research, reviewed by many independent agencies and expert panels, supports the safety of aspartame.
Do you drink Pepsi? Will this make you drink Pepsi now?

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Survival of the Fittest – What happens after drinking Diet Coke in 60 minutes – Read & don’t digest



A detailed new infographic from TheRenegadePharmacist.com (creator of last week’s viral infographic detailing what happens to your body after drinking a Coke) breaks down what happens to your body after drinking a can of Diet Coke, Coke



Today is Drink a Coke Day – Here are reasons why you shouldn’t drink Coke



According to World 5 List : 


Coca-Cola had a controversial relationship with Nazi Germany. During World War II, a division of the company actually continued to operate in Germany. Several of the top executives there being public members of the Nazi Party. In fact, when German Coca-Cola plants could no longer acquire ingredients to make Coke, they instead created Fanta just for Germany.


Coca-Cola is known to be effectively(!) used to: Repel insects, kill snails and slugs, clean car battery terminals, easily clean the burnt stuff from pans, loosen rusty bolts, make old pennies shine again, make chrome shine again, clean car engines, clean tile grout, strip paint from metal and to remove oil stains on garage floors among MANY other things. Cheers!


After being wounded in the Civil War, Colonel John Pemberton became addicted to morphine, and sought a safe substitute to the opiate. The first Coca-Cola recipe was then formulated at a drugstore in Columbus, Georgia as a coca wine. In 1885, the substance was registered as a nerve tonic, and the following year, Coca-Cola was sold as medicine that could supposedly cure several diseases, including morphine addiction, neurasthenia, dyspepsia, headaches, and impotence.


In 2003, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) of New Delhi announced that water used by Coca-Cola in the production of their beverages contained toxic pesticides that could cause cancer and the breakdown of the immune system. More specifically, Coca-Cola’s beverages were found to contain thirty times the amount of pesticide permitted under EU regulations.


Mexicans LOVE their Coke! They drink more coke products than the USA, UK and France combined! More than 2 glasses a day on average. Or maybe, just maybe, the people in Mexico have known about all the cleaning purposes that Coca-Cola can be used for, for a while… These researches are based on sales after all! 😉

Look what happens when you boil Coca Cola

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Twisted Colossus — the World’s Longest Hybrid Coaster Opening May 23rd (Would you ride it?)



I grew up in the valley near Magic Mountain which I went to every weekend my friends and I would go to Magic Mountain to ride and play games all day long. Eventually, I got one of my first jobs there as a ride operator. Colossus was my first ride that I got to the chance to operate, which I thought it was a boring ride but then when I heard last year they were going to get rid of it, a piece of my childhood memory died but then I heard about Twisted Colossus, the next generation of the beloved wooden roller coaster that thrilled millions of guests in its 36-year reign at the park, will be a unique technological marvel combining an iconic wooden structure with state-of-the-art Iron Horse Track.

Old School Colossus


The advanced technology, available exclusively at Six Flags, provides ride experiences never before possible on wooden coasters, such as over-banked turns and inversions. Twisted Colossus will feature numerous exciting components including a “Top Gun” element, the western hemisphere’s first “High Five” element, and a Zero G Roll.

With its unique construction, Twisted Colossus will feature:

  • “Top Gun Stall” – an inversion where the train slows down upside down
  • Western Hemisphere’s first “High Five” – where two trains pass through an overbanked turn facing each other with the illusion that you can reach out and “high five” other riders
  • Zero G Roll where track twists 360 degrees
  • A staggering 116-foot drop at an amazing 80-degrees
  • 18 airtime hills
  • Two lift hills
  • Four minutes of thrills on nearly 5,000 feet of track – longest hybrid coaster in the world

Twisted Colossus will be the focal point of the newly themed area where you can expect the unexpected through whimsical experiences in entertainment, food and retail. The original Colossus wooden coaster opened on June 29, 1978 and offered its farewell run on August 17, 2014.

Twisted Colossus — the World’s Longest Hybrid Coaster

  • Opening Date: Spring 2015
  • Height Restriction: Must be at least 48” tall
  • Location: Twisted Colossus will be the focal point of the newly themed area where guests can expect the unexpected through whimsical experiences in entertainment, food and retail.

Credit: Six Flags

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