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Going to the Grocery Store with Diabetes: The Dairy Aisle — Eggs, Milk, and Snacks

February 26, 2016By 0 Comments

Today I’ll continue with my advice on navigating the dairy aisle. Given that this aisle is typically in fact a whole corner of the store, I wanted to make sure I addressed all the most important questions you may ask yourself when choosing foods in this section. Egg-ssential As the slogan goes, “The incredible, edible […]

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Eleven Tips for Food Shopping With Diabetes

January 26, 2016By 0 Comments

I am very excited to be blogging for Diabetes Self-Management Online, a reliable and informative resource that has served people with all types of diabetes for many years.  Click this link to read my first of a series of blogs discussing food shopping with diabetes and how to navigate the grocery store isles for your […]

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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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Diabetes and Pregnancy Doesn’t have to be Text-Book Perfect to have a Healthy Outcome

February 5, 2015By 5 Comments

Those who follow my blog, know that I am, well, just a tad type-A/OCD/planning-type person who goes bizurk if my calendar is off. Call it a side-effect of managing a chronic disease for most of my life, or just call it my personality. I have learned over the years and through the many people I […]

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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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What Parents with Type 1 Diabetes Worry About

January 6, 2015By 1 Comment

Many people with Type 1 Diabetes, who are also juggling work-life-family, may say their number one worry is hypoglycemia. For me, while yes, the thought of passing out in front of my toddler, while home alone does lurk in the back of my mind on a daily basis, it actually runs a close second to […]

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Diapers, Drop-offs, Dancing …and Diabetes

December 9, 2014By 3 Comments

 Any mother from any generation will probably say that they deserve an award.  We are all super-heroes in our own right.  However, as the generations have progressed, so have the pressures, expectations and consequences of being the perfect wife and mother.  Somewhere in between putting on my super-hero cape in the morning and changing my […]

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If Diabetes were cured tomorrow…what would you do?

November 13, 2014By 2 Comments

I came across an old post on another diabetes related website where someone wrote that the first thing they would do if diabetes was cured is to eat two packs of double stuffed Oreos.  It got me thinking…what would I do if I were cured of this all-consuming, all-encompassing, all-exhausting chronic disease?  Here is my […]

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Fit 5 on Friday: 5 Ways to Support Project Blue November

October 31, 2014By 1 Comment

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, for anyone with ANY type of diabetes.  Project Blue November came about from some D-Moms  (mothers of young ones with T1D) who specifically wanted to bring awareness and attention to advocacy for T1D.  This is so awesome for so many reasons.  It’s this crazy tug of war that T1D’s are […]

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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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