Carb Society

Carb Society

Bisi’s been out of school for almost a month, but I’m still recovering from all the end-of-year parties—the school potlucks, the classroom goodbyes, the treats after performances—that are especially challenging when you’re trying to help someone eat in a consistent, … Read more

Why It’s Not Your Fault You’re Struggling With Your Diabetes

Why It's Not Your Fault You're Struggling With Your Diabetes

You decide as you roll over and pull yourself out of bed that today will be different. Today you’ll stick to your diet, eat only healthy foods, start that walking program and remember to take all your pills or shots. … Read more

#DBlogWeek Day 5 – Foods on Friday

#DBlogWeek Day 5 – Foods on Friday

Let me open this by saying that I love food. I enjoy buying it, preparing it, and consuming it. I wish I could spend more time exploring my creative side and trying new recipes, and I’m sure I’ll be able … Read more

Mealtime = Math Time

Mealtime = Math Time

“Okay, let’s do the math here. There’s 30 milliliters in 1/8 of a cup, so that means there’s 60 milliliters in 1/4 cup. This little container is filled with 45 milliliters of granola, and according to the nutritional information on … Read more

Low-Carb Diet Recommended For Diabetics

Low-carb diet recommended for diabetics

A couple of months ago, a study in the journal Nutrition caught my eye. Titled “Low-carb diet recommended for diabetics,” the study laid out twelve pieces of evidence for why reducing carbs should be the first line of defense for … Read more

Because I Am a Diabetic, I am Not a Fan of Food

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Because I am a diabetic, I am not a fan of food. Truth be told, I hate having to eat. Since I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 11 eating food for me has been little more … Read more

Date Night: Diabetes and Drinking …Oh My!

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Sounds disastrous, doesn’t it? Diabetes is tough to manage. Throw in factors like drinking alcohol and spending a night out with your partner and you could have a bit of a meltdown in the process of maintaining a good blood … Read more

Simple Personal Systems for Big Health Benefits

Simple Personal Systems for Big Health Benefits

Have you been trying to lose weight or start exercising and can’t get started or you’re failing?   We like to think that our accomplishments are based on our merits, how strong and capable we are. And that what most … Read more

DBlog Week #4: Five Ways Diabetes Has Made Me Healthier

DBlog Week #4: Five Ways Diabetes Has Made Me Healthier

One of my favorite jokes is, “Aside from that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?” It reminds me of having diabetes. It’s like after telling someone you have diabetes and hearing them say, “Huh. But, aside from that, how’s your … Read more

Diabetes: An Emotional Rollercoaster

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As I sit here at my desk, there are remnants of glucose tablet dust coating my fingers, tissues strewn about my desk, and used test strips littering my bedspread. Instead of blood, the tissues are used to wipe my tears. … Read more

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