Take time out for the sweeter things in life!

Sweet Sundays: Browned Butter Blackberry Muffins

Sweet Sundays: Browned Butter Blackberry Muffins

I believe one of the greatest smells in the world is melted butter. Melted butter for lobster. Garlic and butter. The Chex mix concoction with Worcestershire smell sends me over the moon. Ok, I can give you many reasons why melted butter smells amazing. These muffins will be the only one from now on. That is why I made these muffins.[IMG_1542%255B4%255D.jpg]For this recipe and more visit: http://sara826-itstartedwithone.blogspot.com/2013/03/sweet-sundays-browned-butter-blackberry.html?showComment=1362943112628#c5200561184457620669

Pre-Sorted Pill Boxes

Pre-Sorted Pill Boxes Now Being Sent Directly to Customer Homes by MedEx Direct

Pre-sorted pill boxes are now being sent directly to customer homes by MedEx Direct, the independent retail pharmacy and creators of the MedEx Pack recently announced. The MedEx Pack, which delivers pre-sorted pill packets for each dosing time, is at the center of MedEx Direct’s medication management program. MedEx Pack now delivers the MedEx Pack in pre-sorted pill boxes directly to customer homes, offering an easy and affordable solution for increasing patient compliance with prescribed medications.

The MedEx Pack, which contains pre-measured dosages of medications in convenient plastic packs, provides an easy way for patients and their caregivers to deliver the right medications once, twice or even several times per day. MedEx Direct Owner and Pharmacist Clyde Furuta said, Patient compliance with prescription medication is a growing concern in the US, as there are many elderly and other patients who are take more than one type of medication, or who take multiple medications throughout the day. The MedEx Pack takes the guesswork out of determining which pills to take, and also ensures that patients are taking the right medications at the right time. It also increases patient compliance, making it easier for patients to follow their prescribing doctors orders.

MedEx Direct prides itself on having the ability to do more than just fill prescriptions; the team manages their patients medications by reminding them about refills, solving insurance problems, and providing tools like the MedEx Pack, improving the pharmacy experience and overall health outcomes. MedEx Direct is a fully licensed retail pharmacy serving the community and others who dont have access to services like the MedEx Pack nearby. From enrollment and initial patient setup, to monthly reminder calls before medications run out, MedEx Direct provides expert service from start to finish that patients can rely on. For more information, please visit MedExPack.com.

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Diabetes and Caregiving

Published March 9, 2013

My niece Sara has a great blog site. If you love recipes, this one is for you!www.Sara826-itstartedwithone.blogspot.comIt Started With One……. and the cookbook obsession began.Saturday, May 21,  then life suddenly changed……

My first-born. The first child I have made all the mistakes on. The first pancake, the first crepe, the first experiment. My first-born. My first love, my first joy, my first everything. My son. My whole life. My legacy. My world.

Life as we know it changed last week for our family. Alexander was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. A bolt of lightning struck our family and we were completely unaware there was a thunderstorm happening. I have never been struck by lightning, but I can say that’s pretty much what the news felt like.

There were no signs. Just a moan. “Can you take me to the doctors Mom?” “What’s up Bubba?” “It just tingles a little bit.” “Sure thing Bub.” So we went. He did his job and we waited. Diabetes was the next word I heard. Then I heard him crying.

We spent the night in the hospital. Nurses, doctors, nurse assistants, lab technicians and hospital admitting came in to poke and prod at my son. Each one telling him that everything would be okay. Each one telling him that this will be a part of every day life now. Each one telling an eleven year old that his life won’t ever be the same.

Alexander kept a good face. He put on the charm and wowed the staff with his brilliant wit and sense of humor. He answered their questions and endured their pokes. Only when they left the room did his eyes show their fear and his body showed it’s weariness. His ears were hearing the words, INJECTION, CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING, BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS, and DIABETES EDUCATION over and over. Words that will be a part of every day and night for the rest of his life.

So what do we do? We go on. We have to. We change everything we know about eating. We change everything about our lives and our schedule. We poke and check and recheck. We add and divide grams of carbohydrates and units of insulin. We learn from the teachers and we become the teachers. Parent, confidant, best friend, disciplinarian, and now diabetic educator. We teach the grandparents. We teach the friends and the parents of friends. We teach the school. We teach the brother and the sister who want to know why brother doesn’t act or feel sick all the time yet he needs four shots a day. We teach everybody who will stand in the light that radiates from my son.

It will get better. There are new things being discovered all the time. There may be a cure for Type 1 diabetes in Alex’s lifetime. He will live to be one hundred and ten so if it happens sooner than later, it would be a blessing. There may be an insulin pump in the future and more classes to take as a result. There will be decisions made on sleepover and pizza parties that will make more than one of us sad. For right now and for the next few months normalcy is not in our vocabulary. We will live our lives one blood sugar at a time, knowing that each time will be more normal than the last.

Thank you to all the well-wishers and beautiful souls who have kept a special thought in their hearts for our family. The blog will return soon, I promise. I am going to be including the carbohydrate grams with each recipe I post. Since I have to figure them out, I might as well share them.

thank you again,



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