Septum piercing pain and dangers

A random story.

If you don’t want your daughter to hide her septum piercing from you, why do you think you should have hidden your true reaction to the idea?

Respectful dialogue doesn’t mean you have to come around to the other person’s point of view in the end. And as parents, sometimes it’s our job to hold up a mirror to our kids’ decisions: if we disagree or disapprove, possibly we have good reasons.

I find septum piercings off-putting myself, and I think that response is widely shared. Why should you pretend that no reasonable person could feel that way? Your daughter probably understood perfectly well that some people would not love the sight of her septum piercing (that may even be part of its appeal). But you did her no favours by trying to convince her that you don’t mind, if you do. In fact, septum piercing dangers are infection and pulsing pain. Septum piercing pain lasts for about 2-3 months, depending on the rate of healing.

Am I missing something here? The grandparents in our family did more drugs, had sex with more partners, and sure as HECK went to less college and had more fun than my generation did. Though we did try to get in our fair share of grunge, ID laws were much stricter when we were young.

Piercings and tattoos

My mom has more piercings than anyone else in our family… I think the aunts and uncles have pierced (and since healed) pretty much every body part anyone would pierce.

I think every one of my cousins has tattoos, and about half my aunts and uncles do. My partner and I, both of whom have dyed our hair purple at least once, are the only ones who don’t. Neither of us could commit to a tattoo.

Talk about cultural disconnect. I guess the good thing is, for the children exiled from their families due to piercings, we’re out here on the West Coast waiting to take them in.

Oh, and the septum piercing is a good nose piercing. Hard to clean but also when it heals, no visible scar. Same with bellybutton. Be grateful for their good judgment!

Impressions from the elderly

What’s the big deal? I’m what society would call elderly and for the most part like what i am now seeing. I guess i am tired of automatically being thought of as a fuddy duddy or conservative because of my age. If i was young i would be doing the same thing within reasonable limits. The only warning i have to offer to young people is you probably won’t look so great when your skin begins to age.


Protein, carbohydrates, fats and calories

The most common diabetes is type 2 diabetes and happens when the body does not produce enough insulin or cells ignore insulin. For the body, insulin plays a major role in using glucose and converting it to energy. When you eat food, the body breaks down all the sugars and starches and converts it into glucose. The glucose is then used as the fuel for cells throughout the body through insulin.

And for those who have type 2 diabetes, they are in danger of suffering from complications such as

  1. heart disease,

  2. stroke,
  3. kidney disease,
  4. eye complications and
  5. nerve damage.

So, the first step is to get treatment from your physician and the next step is dieting and weight loss through exercise. For most people with diabetes, a healthy diet consists of 40% to 60% of calories coming from foods that supply carbohydrates, 20% from protein and 30% or less from fat.

It’s typically recommended that a diet consists of 4-6 small meals during the day instead of three full meals. The reason is that your blood sugar can be normalized.


For your diet, carbohydrates can be found in foods such as fruits, beans, dairy foods and starchy foods. A good diet to practice when it comes to carbs is to focus on whole wheat breads, pasta and brown rice. Also, consuming dry beans or fresh fruits (canned fruits if packed in water).


For protein, you can find these in meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. If eating meats, it’s all about practicing moderation in consumption, practicing eating smaller portions and to not fry these in oil or fat. Eating poultry and fish is recommended over red meat. Also, if you do eat poultry, remove all fat off of it. As for dairy products, focusing on low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese.

There are low-fat alternatives to fats and oils. You can find low-fat margarine and butter, including mayonnaise. It’s important to avoid fried foods and high fat dairy products.

Other practices in the diet are to count carbohydrates and calories. Many going through a diet try to focus on eating foods that tabulate up to 2800 calories and then lower it when they feel they can and adjust their lifestyle to it. So, in a daily regiment, when eating or purchasing foods, look at the labels, so you can keep track of the carbs and calories you are taking in.

Counting calories, counting carbohydrates

As for counting carbohydrates, this is good for meal planning. One carbohydrate serving is equal to 15 grams of carbohydrates. You plan your carbohydrate intake based on what your pre-meal sugar is and you take an insulin dose that can be adjusted to what you eat.

If you eat more carbs than your insulin supply, your blood sugar levels go up. You eat to little, your blood sugar levels may fall too low. So, carbohydrate calculation is important. Refer to blood sugar levels chart for more information.

With any diet, working with your physician and dietitian is important. Not only can they help you plan out your meal plan but help you and be a positive support in your goal for weight loss. Also, your physician can monitor your blood sugar levels, insulin levels and weight loss throughout your diet.


Diabetes coaching

Diabetes coaching is coaching a person with diabetes. When illness is diagnosed many people lose their minds and don’t know how to accept the new reality – in such case diabetes coaching is a good option for them. A lot of people is diagnosed every day and many need guidance. Diabetes couching is the smart decision.

Are you looking on this web page to help someone about whom you care? Perhaps yourself? Are you wondering what questions to ask your doctor? Are you trying to understand what the doctor told you? Are you trying to figure out how concerned you really should be about those lab results? The following paragraphs will tell you only part of what you need to know. The numbers only tell part of the story. The rest of the story is one that you or your friend need to understand in order to control your health and your life.

Diabetes is a complicated, complex disorder that you will be in charge of most of the time. Your doctor or other health care provider will be involved in about 2 – 5% of your diabetes care. The rest of it is up to YOU!

Think about it. Would you put yourself in the hands of a doctor who was going to be in charge of your health 95 – 98% of the time knowing that that doctor had only a beginning knowledge (at best) of your disorder? No? You or your friend will be in charge of his/her own diabetes care 95-98% of the time. Knowing as much as possible about diabetes care is the very best way to ensure optimum self-care. A Certified Diabetes Educator is prepared to teach you/your friend what s/he needs to know to be in complete control of his/her own health and to stay well…and functioning for a long, healthy life. Your Diabetes Coach is a Certified Diabetes Educator with 10+ years of experience. Let the Coach help you or your friend — today! *

Translating your a1c readings to a blood sugar

How to translate your a1c readings to a blood sugar?

a1c reading represents an average blood sugar levels in a patients over a period of time. Translated readings are as follows (values in brackets stand for mg/dl):

  • 12% = 298 (240 – 347)
  • 11% = 269 (217 – 314)
  • 10% = 240 (193 – 282)
  • 9% = 212 (170 –249)
  • 8% = 183 (147 – 217)
  • 7% = 154 (123 – 185)
  • 6% = 126 ( 100 – 152)

If you are unsure what your levels are or what your levels should be please consult a blood sugar levels chart. By using a blood sugar levels chart you will be able to see quickly whether you need insulin or something sugary to boost your sugar levels. In any case a blood sugar levels chart is very useful and should be in any diabetics pocket.

Ask coach G carbohydrates exercise

A set of exercises to lower blood sugar levels

Here’s a list of exercises that will lower your blood sugar levels. In fact, any physical activity will lower your blood sugar level. Why? It is because physical activity will burn your sugar that is present in your bloodstream at the moment and thus reduce it’s amount. In such case there is no need for your organism to use insulin to regulate blood sugar because most of the blood sugar is burnt during activity.

Too much exercise can be harmful!

When sugar drops below a certain level problems might arise. Be careful!

In the meantime you can read more about diabetic socks for men and women as well as diabetic shoes for men and women.