Article 35 Justification of Force

S 35.15 Justification; use of physical force in defense of a person.
1. A person may, subject to the provisions of subdivision two, use physical force upon another person when and to the extent he reasonably believes such to be necessary to defend himself or a third person from what he reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of unlawful physical force by such other person, unless:
(a) The latter`s conduct was provoked by the actor himself with intent to cause physical injury to another person; or
(b) The actor was the initial aggressor; except that in such case his use of physical force is nevertheless justifiable if he has withdrawn from the encounter and effectively communicated such withdrawal to such other person but the latter persists in continuing the incident by the use or threatened imminent use of unlawful physical force; or
(c) The physical force involved is he product of a combat by agreement not specifically authorized by law.

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Living with Diabetes
1. Heart Disease And Stroke
Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes. The risk for stroke is 2 to 4 times higher among people with Diabetes. Adults With Diabetes Have Heart Disease Death Rates About 2 To 4 Times Higher Than Adults Without Diabetes

2. High Blood Pressure
In 2003-2004, 75% of adults with self-reported Diabetes had blood pressure greater than or equal to 130/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), or used prescription medication for hypertension.

3. Blindness
Diabetic retinopathy (disorder of the retina) causes 12,000 to 24,000 new cases of blindness each year.

4. Kidney Disease
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, accounting for 44% of new cases in 2005.

5. Amputations
More than 60% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with Diabetes. According to The Center for Disease Control, 17.9 Million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes. Suffice it to say that if you are not the one with Type II Diabetes you will have a family member or close friend who does.

Exercising With Diabetes
Having the disease in no way means that you must stop your daily routine and crawl into a shell, or sit on the couch and worry about what could happen. The best advice is to get up and get moving.I always recommend cardio or aerobic activities to my patients consisting of either a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (including riding a stationary bike, actively playing with children, raking leaves or a brisk pace walk, etc.) most days of the week, or a minimum of 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity (jogging or running) 3 days per week.

I also recommend resistance, strength building, and weight bearing activities. Two days a week you should also incorporate strength training  (i.e. weight training) into your normal work out routine.

Weight training maintains and increases muscle strength and endurance. Weight training can consist of something as simple as lifting soup cans or filling an empty milk container with water for added resistance.

Domestic Violence

It Is Still Abuse If . . .

  • The incidents of physical abuse seem minor when compared to those you have read about, seen on television or heard other women talk about. There isn’t a “better” or “worse” form of physical abuse; you can be severely injured as a result of being pushed, for example.
  • The incidents of physical abuse have only occurred one or two times in the relationship. Studies indicate that if your spouse/partner has injured you once, it is likely he will continue to physically assault you.
  • The physical assaults stopped when you became passive and gave up your right to express yourself as you desire, to move about freely and see others, and to make decisions. It is not a victory if you have to give up your rights as a person and a partner in exchange for not being assaulted!
  • There has not been any physical violence. Many women are emotionally and verbally assaulted. This can be as equally frightening and is often more confusing to try to understand.

Source: Breaking the Silence: a Handbook for Victims of Violence in Nebraska