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Pete Brown's Blog (POKE 53280,0)

Pete Brown writes on a variety of topics from XAML with the Windows Runtime (WinRT), .NET programming using C#, WPF, Microcontroller programming with .NET Microframework, .NET Gadgeteer, Windows on Devices, and even plain old C, to raising two children in the suburbs of Maryland, woodworking, CNC and generally "making physical stuff". Oh, and Pete loves retro technology, especially Commodore (C64 and C128). If the content interests you, please subscribe using the subscription link to the right of every page.

Archive for tag: Health

  • The Real Men’s Food Pyramid

    I found out in April 2011 that I have type 2 diabetes. I've managed it with diet and medication. My diet dropped sugar, flour, potatoes, most fruit, and most other starches or high carb/sugar content foods. Essentially goods are chosen primarily for their low glycemic index, something I learned about long ago when Melissa and I followed the South Beach diet (before they caved to commerc...

  • My First Three Months as a Type 2 Diabetic: Or How Life Insurance Saved my Life

    On the Friday before I left for MIX11 in Las Vegas, I received a letter from our life insurance company. It said they were denying my request to max out the life insurance due to weight and blood glucose level. My (non fasting) blood glucose was 290 or so, and my weight was pushing the same numbers. Normal people idle with a blood glucose level around or under 100. This was late on a ...

  • More Reasons not to Impose the HPV Vaccine on your Daughter (or Son)

    My wife got me interested in learing about vaccines when she was pregnant with Ben. I became interested when I saw that some of the vaccines I had when I was a child were later pulled from the market because of the number of nasty effects. I've had similar experiences with other medications as well. For a while my doctor had me on Propulsid for my stomach. That was later pulled from the mar...