Tips and Tricks

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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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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If you give a Diabetic a Cookie…

September 2, 2014By 0 Comments

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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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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Happy Mother’s Day to all you T1D Mom’s!!

May 10, 2014By 2 Comments

I thought it might be fun to put together a list of how those of us living with T1D are able to manage the juggling act of the daunting daily task of diabetes following us around all while a toddler/baby or young child is right behind it in tow.  Here are just a few ways […]

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Fit 5 on Friday: Spring Cleaning for your Diabetes

April 4, 2014By 2 Comments

It’s that time of year when we all get the itch.  We’ve been cooped up inside, too lazy and filled with comfort food to do anything besides count down the days until the snow melts.  Well, here we are!  We all get that ‘bug’, sort of that nesting instinct to go through our closets, buy […]

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