Scotland to rollout diabetes test for Type 1 patients – BBC News

Prof Strachan said: “C-peptide helps diabetes specialists make a more accurate diagnosis of the cause of diabetes, and that means we can get people on the most appropriate treatment.

“In some instances, C-peptide testing allowed people to stop very long-standing insulin therapy. This can be life-transforming.

“If anyone has any concerns regarding their diabetes or wishes to know more about the new blood test, they should contact their diabetes clinical team who are best placed to provide specific advice and support based on their individual circumstances.”

‘Significant positive impact’

There are about 315,000 people living with diabetes in Scotland and the new programme will be offered to people who have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes for at least three years.

The tests will be offered at hospital diabetes centres.

Public Health Minister Maree Todd said that tackling diabetes was a priority for the Scottish government and that she wanted everyone living with diabetes to access safe, effective healthcare, treatment and support.

She said: “Type 1 diabetes is a significant health challenge right across the world.

“I am proud that Scotland will be the first country to introduce this blood test which has the potential to have a significant positive impact on the lives of those people living with diabetes.”

Source: Scotland to rollout diabetes test for Type 1 patients – BBC News

You Drive Me Crazy

Inhale Peace; Exhale Love. Joy will Follow! - RUELHA

So, the Christian population in India is less than 2%. And within that 2%, the subset of Bombay Catholics is a fun bunch;) You see, most Indian weddings have the bridal couple stand on the pedestal in heavy traditional wear adorned in gold and jewels, while people queue up to wish and gift them. Then guests go and attack the buffet. Done! But Catholic weddings in Bombay are very similar to Western weddings. And depending on the location and families involved, you’ll see women in plunging necklines, backless gowns, and stilettos. There’s a very rigid sequence of song and dance after the initial entry, toast, cake cutting, and wedding march. It’s always like this: first dance, foxtrot, waltz, jive, maybe a little cha-cha and salsa, new popular dance tracks, classic dance hits, Hindi and Bollywood dance tracks, Konkani or Marathi tracks followed by the quintessential ‘Catholic Masala’. Bombay has a…

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This battle is far from over


The conflict in the Wet’suwet’en territories continues. The arrest of hereditary Chief Dsta’hyl and Kolin Sutherland-Wilson was a definite escalation. Both have since been released.

We talked about the Wet’suwet’en again this morning as we, Des Moines Mutual Aid, were working on our food project. Support of the Wet’suwet’en isn’t an official project of Des Moines Mutual. But of interest to many of us. This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago after we were done with the food giveaway.

Support for the Wet’suwet’en, Des Moines, Iowa, 10/16/2021

RCMP officers arrested two people on Wet’suwet’en territory Wednesday evening, including a hereditary chief who was held in jail overnight.
Chief Dsta’hyl (Adam Gagnon) of the nation’s Likhts’amisyu Clan was released from the Houston RCMP detachment Thursday, according to B.C.’s prosecution service.
Kolin Sutherland-Wilson from the Gitxsan Nation, who was taken into custody along with Dsta’hyl on Wednesday, was conditionally released…

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Marii Freire Pereira

Vivaldi transltion: “Nothing is as fascinating in life as the way of seeing beauty in nonsense. Failure also transforms, filters and stimulates the best of our emotions. Whoever has patience sees the beauty of the incomprehensible. ”

Marii Freire Pereira comigo!

“Nada é tão fascinante na vida como o modo de enxergar beleza no contrassenso. O fracasso também transforma, filtra e estimula o que de melhor tem as nossas emoções. Quem tem paciência enxerga a beleza do incompreensível. “

Marii Freire Pereira VEM comigo!

Imagem: pinterest/ ingur

Santarém, Pa 30 de outubro de 2021

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towards the light of another day…

Develop. Inspire. Transform.

I skip over puddles, one, two, three,
in the mirror images, I see, you
refracted back at me…

always loving and kind, despite the pain
sitting on the surface
of our contoured purpose,
reaching deep within,
looking amongst the worn out travelers, sin

arises, seems raw, and depletes me again…

tired, and tortured, I look to the earth’s very nature, for a sense of purpose

the feelings, and thoughts, go against the grain

like the trees, bare, and scorched of their outer skins, while flayed and portrayed

in the myriad contexts,
where love is at the center, not grim,
more compassionate, to the travelers
making their way

towards the light of another day…

Photo by distelAPPArath from Pixabay

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Liebe ist, was du bist … Love is what you are

Stella, oh, Stella

Jaggi Vasudev (Sadhguru)
Foto:  Isha Foundation –

Du denkst, dass du die Welt nur durch Wut bewegen kannst. Warum? Warum kannst du sie nicht mit Liebe bewegen? Warum kannst du sie nicht mit Mitgefühl bewegen?

Liebe ist eine Qualität. Liebe ist nicht das, was du tust. Liebe ist das, was du bist.

Wenn jemand Schmerzen hat und es dich überhaupt nicht schmerzt, dann bedeutet dies, dass du deine Menschlichkeit verlassen hast.
Jaggi Vasudev (Sadhguru)


… You think that the only way to move the world is through anger. Why? Why can’t you move them with love? Why can’t you move them with compassion?

Love is a quality. Love is not what you do. Love is what you are

If someone is in pain and it doesn’t hurt you at all, it means that you have left your humanity.
Jaggi Vasudev (Sadhguru)


Lasst uns unsere Menschlichkeit…

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Chayei Sarah, and Reconciling Brothers

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

     So, this week’s Torah portion is Parashat Chayei Sarah.  It means, literally, “the life of Sarah,” but starts off with her death.   This week’s parashah tells the famous story of the servant who finds a wife for his master’s son, by asking her to water his camels.  From there, we see a slightly less popular story, in which two brothers, once at odds, come together in peace, if not friendship, to bury their father.

   It reminds me of the ever popular story of Corazon Salvaje, now in yet another iteration of a telenovela based on the novel originally set in a French colony, moved to Vera Cruz for Mexican viewers.  The 1993 version of this soap opera tells a profound story, and feels like a last gasp of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. 

    But what about folks with no rich and powerful father…

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