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Your kids are what YOU eat!

January 28, 2014By 3 Comments
Your kids are what YOU eat!

The old saying ‘You are what you eat’, while very true, needs to be looked at a little closer given today’s society.  I believe we need to add a quote, ‘Your KIDS are what YOU eat’.   Growing up with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) meant that my entire family needed to change their way of eating […]

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Fit 5 On Friday: 5 Things NOT to do this Year!

January 3, 2014By 2 Comments
Fit 5 On Friday: 5 Things NOT to do this Year!

Are you ready to change your life?  Become the person you always wanted to be? The BEST diabetic, the BEST person, employee, parent, spouse, etc.  You may think you are, but is that realistic? One of the most basic, yet ignored pieces of advice I give any clients that I see or classes that I’ve […]

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Fit 5 on Friday: Lattes and Blood Sugar

December 13, 2013By 1 Comment
Fit 5 on Friday: Lattes and Blood Sugar

Whether you are into the holiday spirit or not, one thing is for sure; who can resist all those delicious flavored and seasonal latte’s at your favorite coffee stop? For those of us who have had diabetes and who have been taking insulin for longer than we can remember, it goes without saying that we need […]

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Tis the Season to De-Stress

December 5, 2013By 1 Comment
Tis the Season to De-Stress

Do you ever have one of those dreams, where you just can’t seem to find the refrigerator, and when you finally do the orange juice bottle is empty?  In a panic, you transport yourself into another world, maybe the one where your ex always seems to pop up in or a past life of some […]

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My Diabetes is almost nine months old! What?

November 7, 2013By 0 Comments
My Diabetes is almost nine months old! What?

I know I have said this before, in previous blogs over the last year, that little by little I feel like I am coming out of the fog post-child birth.  But this time I mean it, holy crap, I can’t believe it really took me almost as long as the entire duration of pregnancy to […]

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In Honor Of

November 4, 2013By 0 Comments
In Honor Of

In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, in honor of all the huge leaps and bounds that technology has made this year alone in making our disease just a little less daunting and more hopeful, and for my little piece of heaven (Clara Barton Camp), I was inspired today enough to make me cry.  I was […]

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Pitfalls of the Comfort Food Season for People with Diabetes

October 25, 2013By 2 Comments
Pitfalls of the Comfort Food Season for People with Diabetes

* Written for MyGlu.org I begrudgingly looked at my husband the other night and said, “Although I love the fall, I am not so excited that you won’t be grilling as much and I will be back in the kitchen cooking.” The summer season is ideal for easy lean-protein and low-carb meals like grilled chicken […]

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Fit 5 on Friday: Top 5 English Muffins

October 18, 2013By 2 Comments
Fit 5 on Friday: Top 5 English Muffins

Okay, is it really necessary to have nearly 20 varieties of English Muffins to choose from in the bread section?  No, but there are almost that many! Who cares you ask? I do.  As a dietitian I get very annoyed by some of the marketing, or lack there of, to educate consumers on why one […]

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Doctor Doctor…Give Me a Minute

September 27, 2013By 4 Comments
Doctor Doctor…Give Me a Minute

I am always preaching about being a your own advocate as a patient, and making sure you are armed with the right questions in preparation for a diabetes check-up.  Unfortunately, our healthcare today is what it is, and doctors nowadays not only get reimbursed for only a 15 minute visit, but they also in some […]

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Fit 5 on Friday: Panera Pitfalls for Diabetics

September 6, 2013By 1 Comment
Fit 5 on Friday: Panera Pitfalls for Diabetics

I am as guilty as the next person, driving through the Panera drive-through to get a coffee and when the voice through the ordering microphone says “Anything else with that?”…I pause and say, sure, a cookie or a cheese Danish.  Damn it! Now, I don’t always give into my cravings, and because there is a […]

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