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Rosemary Boggs

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PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Weighing sugar alcohols vs. real thing

posted: 11/21/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Not long after I was diagnosed as diabetic, a friend brought me a small bag of miniature sugar-free Hershey bars. Throughout the day I ate several, and by afternoon I was nursing a bloated stomach.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Some ABCs on 'low T' and diabetes in men

posted: 11/07/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

In my last column I wrote about menopause and diabetes, from a woman's perspective. This week it's the guys' turn.

Practically active: Menopause poses risks for diabetics

posted: 10/24/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

A week or so ago an email came from with a link to an article titled "Should 'No' Be the New 'Yes' for Women?"

RESTAURANT REVIEW: CM Smoke's meat a cut above

posted: 10/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

CM Smoke Artisan BBQ, a mom-and-pop restaurant in a strip mall on Jacksonville's Main Street, prides itself on lovingly smoking a variety of meats low and slow over a wood-fire pit out back. The house-made dry rubs and four sauces include vinegary, hot and sweet.

Practically active: It helps to know prediabetes risk

posted: 10/10/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

On the TV channel I watch before I leave for work I often see a commercial about prediabetes. It's from the California Diabetes Foundation ( and it lists risk factors that can be indicators for getting diabetes.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Getting flu shot easier than getting flu

posted: 09/26/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

When I turned 50 three years ago I started getting a yearly flu shot. I haven't had the flu in several years, so maybe it's working.

practically active: Ingrown toenails a hazard for diabetics

posted: 09/12/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

It's a pleasant thing to be young, and have 10 toes.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Insulin price spikes stick it to diabetics

posted: 08/29/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

The price of some medications these days is confusing.

Practically active: A1C readings monitor blood glucose

posted: 08/15/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Ever since I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, I have had it drilled into my head that my A1C numbers are important. Through a simple blood test, the A1C provides a picture of my glucose control for the past two to three months.

Practically active: Even winners can find it hard to quit

posted: 08/01/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Casa Real-ly tasty, delightful

posted: 07/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

It's the little building that could. The structure at the corner of G Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Little Rock has been home to a variety of restaurants through the years with a few having more staying power than others.

Practically Active: Medical 'sharps' disposal not difficult

posted: 07/18/2016 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Laughter is the best medicine -- unless you're diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Blood donation can save pets' lives

posted: 07/04/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Animals are sentient, intelligent, perceptive, funny and entertaining. We owe them the duty of care as we do to children.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Bleu Flame Burger Co. has hefty lineup

posted: 06/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

This busy college town is awash in a sea of restaurants. If you can't find something you're hungry for here, please don't blame Conway.

Gadgets & Gizmos

posted: 06/29/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Has this ever happened to you?






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