Baking With Low Carb Flour Alternatives

Baking with Low Carb Flours Alternatives
I stick with the real, whole food low carb flour alternatives like almond flour and coconut flour. It may be hard to believe now, but I promise that you can create baked goods that rival their high-carb counterparts in taste and consistency. Read more

Practicing Diabetes Gratitude

Yoga 1 Home
I breathed in and I breathed out and the thoughts about my inconvenient low changed. I went from thinking about my busy week and how I deserved this yoga class and how unfair this was to a simple mantra. I am low because I have insulin. I have insulin. I have insulin whenever I need it. My life is no more deserving than anyone else’s, but I have this unearned privilege. I have insulin. Read more

50 Shades of Vitamins

Vitamania - Book Cover
My new book, VITAMANIA: Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection is being published today by Penguin Press. It’s about the history of vitamins and how they’ve influenced the way we think about nutrition. Read more

Type 1 Diabetes Memes

Diabetes Memes - What affects my blood sugar
Type 1 Diabetes Memes became the place where people could laugh and bond over their frustrations, like their pump tubing getting caught on door handles, or someone asking them if they ate too much sugar as a child. Type 1 Diabetes Memes also became a place to poke fun at a disease that can be so daunting and frustrating. Read more

Coming of Age with Diabetes: Sweet Tooth Book Review

Sweet Tooth - Book Cover
Sweet Tooth is Tim Anderson’s memoir of homosexuality, high school, the eighties, and diabetes, all south of the Mason-Dixon line. This seems like a recipe for disaster, but luckily things don’t go as badly as you might imagine.Read more

Ignoring the Worst Case Diabetes Scenario

Midnight, Three & Six - NYtimes D-Movie - home
I watched a controversial video documentary on The New York Times’s web site, Midnight Three & Six, about a family pummeled by life with their fifteen-year-old daughter Grace’s volatile type 1 diabetes. One parent or another gets up to check Grace every three hours at night, to make sure she doesn’t die in her sleep. “Every three hours keeps her safe,” says Grace’s mother. Read more

The Normal Life of a Child with Diabetes

The Normal Life of a Child with Diabetes 2
My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two Septembers ago. Our story’s probably a lot like other ones you hear: there was a frantic trip to a hospital, a period of shock—He has what?—followed by the anger, then mourning that comes with realizing your child is completely dependent on a drug for survival and will forever cope with a condition that requires round-the-clock maintenance—maintenance that comes with never-ending ups and downs. Read more

Spare a Rose, Save a Child With Diabetes

Spare a Rose Save a Child
I will never forget the story I heard from Life for a Child several years ago about the children who stood at the end of a village road waiting for insulin to arrive from aid workers, crying when a vial fell to the ground and shattered. I weep when I think of those little ones watching that hope and hopelessness pool into the cracks of the dry earth. Read more

The Road to a Type 1 Diabetes Cure: Encapsulation

The Road to a Type 1 Diabetes Cure: Encapsulation
When Doug Melton’s Harvard lab made the announcement last October that they had succeeded in turning human stem cells into functional beta cells, Melton, in a conversation with reporters, talked, too, about the other piece of the puzzle that might enable these cells to survive T1D’s autoimmune attack: encapsulation. Read more

What To Expect When You’re Expecting With Diabetes: Preconception

What To Expect When You’re Expecting With Diabetes - Preconception
So you’ve got type 1 diabetes and you’re thinking about having a baby. We’re not going to lie: pregnancy with type 1 diabetes isn’t a walk in the park. But we’re also here to tell you that you can have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Here’s the first of a four-part series on what to expect when you’re expecting with type 1 diabetes, starting with pre-conception: what to do and be aware of before you even try... Read more
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