Life is sweet. Too sweet. Our national battle against sugar is moving like molasses. Here’s the problem in a sometimes you feel like a nutshell. “Nearly one in seven American adults now has diabetes, the highest rate on record.” And here’s the icing on the cake. “About one-third of U.S. adults have high blood sugar levels, a condition called pre-diabetes that often precedes Type 2 diabetes and can progress to full blown disease. Most are unaware they have the condition.” We’re between rock candy and a hard place. Dextrose? Galactose? Glucose? Sucrose? Overdose! There’s no point trying to sugarcoat it. We’re commuting through a sugar rush. This is no time for saccharine sentimentality. If your confection lasts more than four hours, call 911. And I’m not pointing fingers. I have a penchant for pasta, I’m bananas for bagels, and I’m a sucker for lollipops. NYT (gift article for ND readers. I know, I know, it’s a sweet gesture.) Overweight Adults Should Be Screened for Diabetes at 35, Experts Say. (Health experts are giving you lemons. But please don’t make lemonade.)