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Rosemary Boggs

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PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: How blood glucose monitor models measure up

posted: 07/28/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

As mentioned at the end of my last column, I'm writing more about blood glucose meters this week, and will finish up in my next column. There is so much information that I can't get it into just two columns.

Cozy up to Andres breakfast

posted: 07/24/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Before a trip to Andres Coffee Shop, I went online to see its menu. The “About us” section says that Andres is owned and operated by Edgar Gonzales and his family who live in the Little Rock area. The shop was created as a way to celebrate the life of Edgar’s grandfather, Andres, who grew up in Honduras and was a coffee farmer, and that sparked Andres’ love for the beverage.

Practically Active: Evaluate strategies to better glucose monitoring

posted: 07/14/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

I firmly believe that one of the main things that makes people with diabetes give up the struggle toward better health is having to monitor blood glucose regularly. It often feels like a thankless task, one of those chores everybody always tries to get out of.

Practically Active: Helping others takes sting out of our own troubles

posted: 06/30/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

In late 2012 I wrote about problems I was having with my right foot, which turned out to be a broken fifth metatarsal. In February 2013 I had surgery, but after three months of waiting, the bone had not healed properly.

Practically Active: Worry, frustration can trigger diabetes distress

posted: 06/16/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Those of us who struggle with an illness, condition or disease usually have a lot on our plates. Along with the medications and doctor visits, the symptoms, dietary issues and the daily grind come worry and stress.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Be vigilant about diabetes risks for amputation

posted: 06/02/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

In my last column I mentioned a woman with diabetes complications that led to the amputation of her arms and legs. It's a frightening turn of events that could happen to any of us with diabetes.

Practically Active: Wake-up call: Diabetes complications preventable

posted: 05/19/2014 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Where have these first 4 1/2 months gone? I feel a day late and a dollar short sometimes, and I'm still struggling with getting that "act" I've written about together.

SPECIAL EVENTS REVIEW : Four Disney heroines star in 'breathtaking' ice show

posted: 05/08/2014 5:11 a.m. Discuss

Verizon Arena in North Little Rock was abuzz and aflutter Wednesday night as a gaggle of little gals in princess costumes turned out for the opening-night performance of Disney on Ice Rockin' Ever After. Of course along with them came a herd of moms, dads and grandparents, most of whom seemed to enjoy the show as much as the kids.

Cancun still fine in new spot

posted: 05/08/2014 2:40 a.m. Discuss

My family has been familiar with Cancun Mexican Restaurant for years. The Jacksonville establishment has managed to stay in business through two moves, and in spite of our less-than-perfect economy.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Positive attitude aids recovery after disaster

posted: 05/05/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

After the Boston Marathon bombing, the words used to describe the recovery of the city were “Boston strong.” After the devastating tornado that ripped through parts of this state April 27, I’m thinking many of us are embracing the concept of “Arkansas strong.” It’s been so heartening to see the outpouring of money and physical help for people who were left with nothing but a few photos and scraps from their lives.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, get back at it

posted: 04/21/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Don’t be the girl who fell. Be the girl who got back up.

Sisters: A work in progress

posted: 04/10/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

I experienced a bit of sadness late last year when I found out that Just Like Mom’s, a Sherwood home-cooking restaurant, had closed. But it was made a little less poignant by the opening of Two Sisters Catering in a lovely free-standing building on Kiehl Avenue.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Hugs an often-neglected component of good health

posted: 04/07/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Most of us have probably heard the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well I’m taking that a bit further with my new quotation, “A hug a day keeps the blues away.” Embrace it with me, won’t you?

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Season change is a good time to purge cabinets

posted: 03/24/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” — Doug Larson Now that we’re a few days into the new season, many of us are all about spring cleaning. We tend to think of that in regard to cleaning house, but I had an email that mentioned it in relation to cleaning out cabinets and refrigerators, a concept many of us should be able to sink our teeth into.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Keeping an eye on vision maladies for diabetics

posted: 03/10/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

“No one ever injured his eyesight by looking on the bright side of things.” — Anonymous Over the last few years I’ve noticed my eyesight getting worse. Of course working on a computer for eight hours a day doesn’t help, and we won’t even go into the amount of TV I watch some days.

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