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Have your pancakes and eat them too!

October 16, 2014By 0 Comments
Have your pancakes and eat them too!

Top 3 blood sugar grenades: 1) Bagels 2) Pizza 3) Pancakes. Heavy and saturated with white flour and fat… they are the big bullies of blood sugar bad guys.  This is only of course if you do not take the appropriate action with your insulin management when consuming one of these filling comfort foods.  Even […]

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Fit 5 On Friday: 5 Lies that are unhealthy for your diabetes

September 12, 2014By 1 Comment
Fit 5 On Friday: 5 Lies that are unhealthy for your diabetes

Yes, I am guilty.  If you think you truly are the perfect diabetic and have never told a diabetes related lie that hasn’t had some effect on you, your spouse, or an important event then well, hats off to you. Here are five lies that people with diabetes tell so seamlessly, and have been doing it […]

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If you give a Diabetic a Cookie…

September 2, 2014By 0 Comments
If you give a Diabetic a Cookie…

For those of us who have read this book to our child over and over again…you will find this post humorous.  For those that have never heard of this book, then just sit back and enjoy my little parody… If you give a diabetic a cookie, she will look down at her pump to enter in […]

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A Cure on the Horizon?

August 20, 2014By 3 Comments
A Cure on the Horizon?

Call me a pessimist, a glass-half empty kind of girl.  Call me whatever you want, I just like to say I’m realistic.  I am a science minded person.  I follow research from reputable sources, including when I offer nutrition information.  I look to sources that are provided by highly respected organizations and agencies in our […]

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The Mysterious High Blood Sugar

August 18, 2014By 1 Comment
The Mysterious High Blood Sugar

It creeps up on you out of no where.  You haven’t done a damn thing to deserve it… no missed boluses, no sneaking of the Mike and Ike’s just for kicks, and no sign of a stressful situation anywhere that could be cause for an instant spike in blood sugar.  It comes on with a […]

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Wearing your Diabetes

August 6, 2014By 3 Comments
Wearing your Diabetes

By now most of us in the diabetes community have heard, seen, or read about the beauty queen wearing her insulin pump during the swimsuit portion of her competition.  Newly crowned Miss Idaho’s Sierra Sandison probably didn’t think she would be part of the nightly celebrity news on E Online.  Not only did she get […]

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Why My Insulin Pump is a Blessing AND a Curse!

July 16, 2014By 5 Comments
Why My Insulin Pump is a Blessing AND a Curse!

I have been on the pump for a little over a decade now.  So much has changed with technology and all the intricacies of the pump have gotten smarter, smaller and supposedly are making our lives easier.  This is not always the case, there are many pro’s and con’s to pump wearing.  After having worked for […]

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Fit 5 on Friday: Plan for a Great Summer and Predict your Blood Sugars!

June 20, 2014By 0 Comments
Fit 5 on Friday: Plan for a Great Summer and Predict your Blood Sugars!

Back in the day, when those of us who had T1D lived and relied on that wrinkled piece of paper hanging from the fridge with our meal plan on it, could almost predict what our blood sugars could be.  Well, except for the fact that NPH insulin made that nearly impossible with the peaks and […]

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Diabetes and Stress: Deep breaths and Counting to 10 doesn’t work for us!

June 18, 2014By 2 Comments
Diabetes and Stress: Deep breaths and Counting to 10 doesn’t work for us!

Many people have told me that it will take at least a year after having a baby to get your body back.  Well, no one tells you it takes that and then some to get your sanity, sleep, only half your body, and maybe your diabetes control back if you’re lucky.  For months now I […]

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Things Needs to Change for all young Women with T1D: The Purple Hippo in the Room

May 30, 2014By 3 Comments
Things Needs to Change for all young Women with T1D: The Purple Hippo in the Room

Recently, I had the privilege of participating in a patient panel for the T1D Exchange.  The panel consisted of a total of 5 individuals living with T1D at different stages in their lives.  I represented the young women, and new mother, living with T1D.  I had the pleasure of sharing my story, which included my major triumphs […]

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