I live in an area that a lot of our neighbors are Amish. For those who don't know, Amish travel by horse and buggy. Mennonite sometimes own vehicles. Amish do not have electricity, some Mennonite's do. So Amish live by old world standards and Mennonite are the border of old and new world. There are good and bad in both cultures as is in the modern world. Our next door neighbor Fred and his wife Mary are very good people. Fred has come knocking on our door on many occasions just to talk or if a family member needs a midwife. Since it is against their religion to use modern conveniences we have to make their calls for them. They won't even talk on the phone once we have someone on the line. We respect their beliefs and are happy to assist them. They bring us homemade breads, jellies, or whatever they have grown in their garden.
Fred came by and left some homemade bread for us. I see no need to explain that I can't eat it because my husband does and he says it make for some good sandwich bread that he can have for lunch at work. All of this got me thinking about the Amish and diabetes. I did a quick search and found interesting articles on the subject which I will post one of them.
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