Nutrition

12 Habits to be Aware of this Holiday Season

December 3, 2015By 0 Comments

*Article written for Diabetes Sisters It’s that time of year again…the ever popular article on “how to stick to your diet over the holidays”, or “how to keep your blood sugars in check through the holidays”.  Well, I want to put a spin on it for you so as not to have your eyes glass […]

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7 Holiday Diabetes Management Tips

December 1, 2015By 1 Comment

Written for: *See article posted on the Medtronic ‘The Loop’ Blog In the midst of all the holiday hustle and bustle, people with diabetes can have a mound of other stresses to contend with, such as blood sugar fluctuations as a direct result of a full calendar. Living with type 1 diabetes for over 25 […]

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External Factors, Food choices and Diabetes management

March 25, 2015By 5 Comments

When you make a decision to open the refrigerator and stare longingly at the shelves filled with food…or possibly empty with only a few options to choose from, and not all of them healthy, do you think with your mind, your stomach, or your blood glucose meter? Let’s pretend for a moment that the refrigerator […]

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Fit 5 on Friday: 5 Fad Diets and Diabetes

March 6, 2015By 0 Comments

  March is National Nutrition Month, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has decided the theme this year is “Bite into a healthy lifestyle”.  With a focus on keeping healthy choices a priority throughout the entire year, and not just as part of a fading new years resolution. This motivating theme will be seen […]

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Fit 5 on Friday: Diabetes and the Food Conversation

January 23, 2015By 0 Comments

Anyone who has lived with diabetes, for any length of time, knows that every day is a teachable moment when inquisitive strangers, co-workers or family members ask questions (or make assumptions) about what we can and cannot eat.  A lot of the misunderstandings come from the fact that most people only know very little about […]

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Should Newly Diagnosed T1Ds Be Taught the Exchange System?

December 1, 2014By 1 Comment

See Article and make comments on My Glu If you were diagnosed after the year 2000, you are probably saying, “Whooza whatza exchange system? Is that like foreign currency for diabetics?” Ha ha. Let’s go old school for a minute: does anyone remember this little scale that lived on our kitchen counter-top back in the day? […]

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Have your pancakes and eat them too!

October 16, 2014By 0 Comments

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

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

June 20, 2014By 0 Comments

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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