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Explore Some of the Early Symptoms of Diabetes and Ways to Manage Diabetes

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Diabetes management necessitates awareness. It is important to identify the factors responsible for increasing or decreasing your blood sugar levels. Moreover, you should know ways to control and manage these factors. According to CDC, it is of pivotal importance to maintain your blood sugar within a targeted range to the extent possible. It is best for preventing or delaying serious or long-term health issues like kidney disease, heart disease, and vision loss. When you limit your blood sugar within the target or recommended range, it helps boost your energy and uplift your mood.

It could be overwhelming to curb your blood sugar and stay within the recommended range. That is simply because numerous factors are responsible for raising your blood glucose /sugar levels and often, unexpectedly.

Some Early Signs of Diabetes

Fatigue and Hunger

Your body is instrumental in converting the food consumed by you into glucose used by the cells in your body to generate energy. However, insulin is necessary for your cells to absorb glucose. In case, your body fails to manufacture adequate insulin, or if the cells in your body are resisting the insulin produced in your body, the glucose will be rejected by the cells leading to no energy in your body. You will feel hungry at frequent intervals and experience exhaustion or fatigue.

Feeling Thirstier and Peeing More Frequently

Healthy human beings usually pee four times to a maximum of seven times per day. However, diabetes patients may pee more frequently. Usually, your blood will start reabsorbing glucose when it passes via your kidneys. However, when diabetes raises your overall blood sugar levels, your kidney may fail to eliminate it through the urine. Your body will start making relatively more urine. You will urinate more frequently. As a result, you will feel very thirsty.

Itchy Skin and Dry Mouth

Since your body will be utilizing more fluids for making urine, there will be a lack of moisture to attend to other issues. You may experience dry mouth issues and dehydration. Moreover, dry skin could make you feel itchy.

We have discussed some of the early symptoms of diabetes. Keep monitoring your health and seek immediate medical intervention in case, you observe these symptoms.

Some Signs of Type 2 Diabetes

Some of these Type 2 diabetes signs are triggered after you have been experiencing high sugar levels for a prolonged period.

Yeast Infections: Yeast infections are common in male and female diabetes patients. Yeast will thrive when blood glucose levels are elevated. Infections may occur in any moist, warm fold of skin like under breasts, around, or your sex organs, between toes and fingers.

Slow Healing Cuts or Sores: Over an extended period, high blood glucose levels could adversely impact your flow of blood and result in nerve damage. Your body loses its power and efficiency to heal wounds quickly.

Numbness & Pain in Your Feet: You may experience numbness or pain in your feet because of nerve damage.

Signs of Type 1 Diabetes

Unplanned Loss of Weight: When your body fails to receive energy from the food you consume, it will begin to burn fat and muscle for energy. As a result, you may start losing weight even when there is no planned dieting.

Vomiting & Nausea: Once the body is compelled to burn body fat, it starts making ketones. They may develop and get accumulated in the blood at precarious levels and culminate in a life-threatening or fatal condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis.

Ways to Live Better With Diabetes

It is natural to feel sad, angry or overwhelmed when you are diagnosed with diabetes. You may have sound knowledge of the proactive measures to take to lead a healthy life. However, you may have issues with sticking firmly to your plan over an extended period.

Take Your Medicines Religiously

Remember that diabetes medicines are mandatory, and you cannot choose to stop having the prescribed drugs. Medications are critical for effective blood glucose control and diabetes management. According to a qualified and experienced bariatric surgeon, approximately 60 percent of diabetes patients do not have their medicines as per the prescription dictates.

Coping with Your Diabetes Pays

Stress could be instrumental in raising your blood glucose. It is best to focus on learning effective ways of lowering your stress. Try to concentrate on gardening, walking, meditating, deep breathing exercises, listening to music, or pursuing your hobby. These activities are best for invigorating your mind and body.

Eat Well

You must focus on eating well. Craft a proper diabetic meal plan and opt for low-calorie foods and foods low in trans-fat, saturated fat, salt, and sugar. Eat lots of green leafy vegetables and fibers like whole-grain cereals and fruits. Avoid juice or regular soda and drink plenty of water instead.

Seek medical treatment & assistance whenever you need it. It is best to seek more information from a specialist. Try to be active. You may begin by taking only 10-minute walks thrice a day. Seek more information about relevant medical treatments and lifestyle modifications required to control and maintain your blood glucose levels.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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The Pepsi 125 Diner

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In celebrating its 125th birthday, Pepsi is opening a unique pop-up restaurant for a limited time in NYC.

The Pepsi 125 Diner will open at a location in Midtown Manhattan TBA on October 19 and remain open until October 25. The secret entrance promises to be “instagram worthy.” The Pepsi themed American diner will serve timeless diner inspired dishes alongside a vast selection of Pepsi inspired offerings.

This fascinating immersive journey will have you traveling back in time through every era of Pepsi and get a glimpse into the future! A 3-course meal will consist of delectable diner classics with an innovative Pepsi twist. Specially crafted cocktails and mocktails will also be available. This experience states it goes beyond food and drink but brings together the connection between Pepsi and the world of pop music and culture through spectacular performances and rare memorabilia.

The diner is open to all ages with a duration time of approximately two hours. Ticket prices are set to start at $50, this will include appetizer, entree, dessert, and unlimited Pepsi soft drinks.

Tickets went on sale to the public and were snatched up ASAP, however there is a waitlist at feverup.com.

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Indigenous Climate Warriors in Times Square

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(Photo by Honor the Earth)

On Tuesday September 19, 2023, the Indigenous peoples took to the frontlines of the climate crisis on Turtle Island and took over Times Square painting a giant mural with the message, “No Green Colonialism; Land Back NOW!”

This mural came the day before the UN Climate Ambition Summit, where world leaders are expected to come together and make decisions around the climate crisis.

The Indigenous communities are organizing to push back on the Biden Administration’s push toward solutions to the climate crisis that threaten the lives of Indigenous people across Turtle Island, which they call “Green Colonialism.” “For too long, Native lands and communities have borne the brunt of harm from mining and other extractive industries. As the federal government moves to support clean energy development, this cannot come at the expense of clean water or Indigenous rights. This familiar assault on Native lands and communities is another wave of colonialism, and we will not stand by and allow our lands to be sacrificed,” Krystal Two Bulls,  executive director of the national Indigenous organization Honor the Earth said in a press release.

The mining projects violate treaty rights and threaten clean water and land in places such as Thacker Pass, Oak Flat , and the Talon-Tamarak mine near the Mississippi headwaters.

We should all be fighting this fight!

 

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White Wine for Summer Send Off

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It is hard to believe that summer is officially wrapping up. But as days get shorter there is still plenty of time to toast the season in style with these favorite white wines.

Kenwood Vineyards Six Ridges Chardonnay 2019

This refreshing chardonnay crisp apple and crunchy peach flavors is electrifying and oh, so yummy! It brings out the feeling of velvet caressing you. This is simmply all of the best the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County has to offer.

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc

 

Divinely balanced wine with zesty aromas and highlights of pink grapefruit, melon and gooseberry. It refreshing and perfectly sweet. Every sip will have you singing praises to the wonderful summer you just had.

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Beatles Brunch at City Winery Where Strawberry Fields Lives Forever

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I was taken to City Winery by Eli Marcus for the Beatles Brunch with Strawberry Fields.
This show plays every Sunday with an unlimited brunch buffet that includes coffee, tea and juice, starting at noon. A bottomless brunch cocktail package is also available and children get in free. Here tourists mingle with New Yorkers, eating scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, dried out French toast, spicy potatoes with onions and peppers, perfectly done chicken, salad and fresh fruit. What is so nice, is that everyone seems happy to to be here, to see and hear the Fab Four.

Eli Marcus, Suzanna Bowling

The show starts off without fan fare. The lights dim and four men enter, not quite looking like the originals. Tony Garofalo (John Lennon), Billy J. Ray (Paul McCartney), Ira Siegel (George Harrison), and Michael Bellusci (Ringo Starr) and their costumes and wigs have seen better days. Then the music starts. You can watch one of our video’s here.

From the early hits like “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “She Loves You,” “Ticket To Ride” “Eight Days A Week” and more the first act is nostalgia at it’s best. It was adorable to watch the audience, especially the young ones “Twist and Shout.”

After a break in came the Sergeant Pepper era, clothing and all. From that we got “Nowhere Man,” “My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “When I’m 64,” “Penny Lane” and songs that dig into your soul. They are done well and the Beatles live again. You can see our video here.

Then the later songs like “I Am The Walrus” and “Don’t Let Me Down” end a show that is almost two hour long of music, that is classic. I have to admit I wanted to hear “Blackbird” and “Norwegian Wood,” but what you get is a  well rounded assortment of those songs that shaped several era’s.

Billy J. Ray, Ira Siegel

Ira Siegel stands out with his guitar playing that is out of this world. I really loved all the songs he sang as well.

Michael Bellusci

Michael Bellusci, gives Ringo a run for his money on the drums.

Tony Garofalo

Tony Garofalo is the founder, creator and producer playing rhythm and lead guitar and singing lead vocals along with Alan LeBoeuf from the original Beatlemania playing bass guitar. Ray looks the most like the Beatle he is playing.

Alan LeBoeuf, Ira Siegel

Alan LeBoeuf, Ira Siegel

Alan LeBoeuf

Strawberry Fields has been covering The Beatles for over three decades. They used to have a residency at B.B. Kings, but these days their home base is City Winery and it is definitely a great way to spend a Sunday. All four are consummate musicians and obviously have a love for what they do and that rubs off on their audience.

For a souvenir up a City Winery Strawberry Fields Rose Wine and have it signed by the cast. With its is its strawberry pink color, you get a combination of kiwi, watermelon and the taste of strawberry that lingers.

City Winery is right next to Little Island, Chelsea Market, The Highline, the Meatpacking district, Chelsea, and West Village. Everything is nearby to make a perfect outing for the whole day and this is one brunch where you definitely get your money’s worth. Click HERE for tickets

Tickets are $65.45

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A Fun Night at Dave and Buster’s 42nd Street

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Thank-you again to Eli Marcus and the staff of Dave and Buster’s, at 234 West 42nd Street.

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Eli was sending the concierge’s to the show The Shark Is Broken.

The producers of The Shark Must Be Broken, Eli Marcus and the general manager of Dave and Buster’s

There were lots of new friends to be made such as Carol Mennie, Caroline Rosado from the Hilton, Dinnella Collado from the Washington Square Hotel, Benjamin Maddy from Dave and Buster’s and Michaela Paratore of Benjamin Steakhouse Prime

Michaela Paratore

This destination for sports enthusiasts, foodies, and arcade offers space, fun and some fabulous happy hour deals.

All across the multiple screens were football, basketball, and hockey games from across the sporting world. At the sports bar an impressive selection of drinks, including craft beers, signature cocktails await. I sampled some their tasty bites and was impressed.

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Pretzel Dogs

To sooth your inner child air hockey and arcade games are waiting to be played.

Margarita and I playing for Make A Wish

If you are looking for entertainment they have a legendary Trivia Night with fantastic prizes.

Double Pepperoni Flatbread

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BBQ Chicken Flatbread

This is actually a great place to throw your holiday parties.

Fire-Grilled Atlantic Salmon

Boneless Wings

Chocolate- and caramel-filled churros with chocolate and salted caramel dipping sauces.

I am so glad the Mayor of Times Square invited me to his event.

Margarita Parlionas and Eli Marcus

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