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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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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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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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Upcoming Massachusetts JDRF Events

November 25, 2014By 1 Comment

I wanted to use my blog space to promote some great networking and support opportunities through JDRF that are coming up soon.  As always, JDRF does a fantastic job recruiting families of children with T1D, but we need to do a better job at getting adults to come to our events.  Just because we’re grown […]

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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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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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