A Sweet Life http://asweetlife.org Diabetes Magazine Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:00:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cherry Chocolate Almond Biscottihttp://asweetlife.org/recipes/cherry-chocolate-almond-biscotti/ http://asweetlife.org/recipes/cherry-chocolate-almond-biscotti/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:00:15 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=recipes&p=37712 It’s funny to think that I was intimidated by the idea of making biscotti, back in the days when I used real sugar and flour. That seems about a million years ago, and now that I’ve tackled making them low … Read more

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Dexcom Share: A Surprising First Impressionhttp://asweetlife.org/feature/dexcom-share-a-surprising-first-impression/ http://asweetlife.org/feature/dexcom-share-a-surprising-first-impression/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:35:03 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=feature&p=37716 With the Dexcom Share usage sweeping the diabetes community, my adult daughter with diabetes and I decided to experiment. She – the person with diabetes- would get one and let me look in on her life with diabetes for a while. She’d see what it was like – after all these years of independence – to have someone oversee her diabetes life. I – the parent of someone with diabetes—would see – after years of trusting her and supporting her from afar – if I could handle seeing how life goes for her minute by minute. Read more

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29 Creative Low Carb Cauliflower Recipeshttp://asweetlife.org/recipes/29-creative-low-carb-cauliflower-recipes/ http://asweetlife.org/recipes/29-creative-low-carb-cauliflower-recipes/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:26 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=recipes&p=37709 Cauliflower goes from bland to mind-blowing with these recipes. Low carb and paleo cooks everywhere are finding great new ways to use this versatile ingredient. From casserole to bread sticks to breakfast cereal, get ready to see a whole new side of that “boring” white vegetable!
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A Writer with Diabetes Creates a Character with Diabeteshttp://asweetlife.org/feature/a-writer-with-diabetes-creates-a-character-with-diabetes/ http://asweetlife.org/feature/a-writer-with-diabetes-creates-a-character-with-diabetes/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:18:25 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=feature&p=37705 Leah walks past her mother and gets the vial of insulin out of the refrigerator. After she draws the right number of units, her mother lifts her shirt and Leah makes the injection into a small roll of pinched fat on her stomach right between two small bruises. “You could do this yourself,” she says. “You ought to. They showed you how.”
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Honey, I Crushed the Omnipodhttp://asweetlife.org/katieb/blogs/life-with-diabetes/honey-i-crushed-the-omnipod/37700/ http://asweetlife.org/katieb/blogs/life-with-diabetes/honey-i-crushed-the-omnipod/37700/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:00:17 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?p=37700 You know those cascades of little mistakes that suddenly add up to a big one? Well, one of those cascading failures happened to Bisi and me the other day when I was driving her to a play rehearsal. I always … Read more

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Slow Cooker Steak Fajitashttp://asweetlife.org/recipes/slow-cooker-steak-fajitas/ http://asweetlife.org/recipes/slow-cooker-steak-fajitas/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:00:03 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=recipes&p=37695 No need to thinly slice your steak in this easy low carb steak fajitas recipe; your slow cooker does all the work for you! Just pile in your ingredients and then shred the meat at the end. Serve with some low carb tortillas, cauliflower rice or eat it as I do, straight from the bowl like soup. It’s delicious and will quickly become a family favorite. Read more

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A Weekend Excursion to a Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosishttp://asweetlife.org/feature/a-weekend-excursion-to-a-type-1-diabetes-diagnosis/ http://asweetlife.org/feature/a-weekend-excursion-to-a-type-1-diabetes-diagnosis/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:38:41 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=feature&p=37697 “Your blood sugar was five hundred and twenty four,” whispered the doctor through pale lips, after gently pulling back the curtain that had been separating me from the reality of the situation. “I’m sorry, but you have Type 1 diabetes.” His mouth continued to move, but I heard nothing.
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7 Quick Low Carb Breakfast Ideashttp://asweetlife.org/feature/7-quick-low-carb-breakfast-ideas/ http://asweetlife.org/feature/7-quick-low-carb-breakfast-ideas/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:00:02 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=feature&p=32302 We've long been fans of vegetables for breakfast, but making a salad for breakfast is not necessarily quick. Slicing a few cucumbers lengthwise, however, takes no time at all. Cucumbers are surprisingly refreshing and might just jump start your day. Read more

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Diabetes on the Roadhttp://asweetlife.org/molly/blogs/life-with-diabetes/diabetes-on-the-road/37690/ http://asweetlife.org/molly/blogs/life-with-diabetes/diabetes-on-the-road/37690/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:10:30 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?p=37690 When my boyfriend asked me to accompany him on an 8+ hour drive to Virginia this past weekend, I didn’t give it a second thought before saying yes. He will be moving there soon to pursue a new career, so … Read more

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Blood Glucose Tracking: Hi-Tech, Lo-Tech and In Betweenhttp://asweetlife.org/tips/blood-glucose-tracking-hi-tech-lo-tech-and-in-between/ http://asweetlife.org/tips/blood-glucose-tracking-hi-tech-lo-tech-and-in-between/#comments Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:20:57 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=tips&p=37552 When you’re living with the everyday ups and downs of blood glucose and medication levels, it can be easy to focus on the immediate consequences of your management efforts – and eventually lose sight of the big blood sugar picture. Read more

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Vanilla Bean Latte with Cardamomhttp://asweetlife.org/recipes/vanilla-bean-latte-with-cardamom/ http://asweetlife.org/recipes/vanilla-bean-latte-with-cardamom/#comments Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:00:41 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=recipes&p=37686 Did you hear that Starbucks is now offering coconut milk as a dairy-free milk option? Sounds like a great healthy option, doesn’t it? Not so fast, friends. The coconut milk they are using contains plenty of added sugar, along with some other unsavories you may not want to consume. Read more

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When Type 1 Diabetes is Too Much for a Child to Bear: Part 2http://asweetlife.org/feature/when-type-1-diabetes-is-too-much-for-a-child-to-bear-part-2/ http://asweetlife.org/feature/when-type-1-diabetes-is-too-much-for-a-child-to-bear-part-2/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:16:41 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=feature&p=37682 The hospital provided Finn with that break, not from chronic illness, but from being different. Diabetes camp is often celebrated for offering kids exactly this—much needed relief from being different. Although in the hospital, he was the lone patient with Type 1 diabetes, he was by far the most regular kid on the unit. So even though he had to get an injection before each meal, he was surrounded by kids who had much more cumbersome treatments. Read more

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A Type 1 Diabetes Guide To The Universehttp://asweetlife.org/feature/a-type-1-diabetes-guide-to-the-universe/ http://asweetlife.org/feature/a-type-1-diabetes-guide-to-the-universe/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:51:09 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=feature&p=37679 Many parents feel at a loss as to how to be effective parents around diabetes stuff if they’ve never heard a healthcare professional tell them that it’s okay to be parents around diabetes in the same way that they’ve parented in every other area.
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Interview with Miss Idaho, Sierra Sandisonhttp://asweetlife.org/feature/interview-with-miss-idaho-sierra-sandison/ http://asweetlife.org/feature/interview-with-miss-idaho-sierra-sandison/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:46:50 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=feature&p=37663 As Emily’s parents told me she had been bullied for her diabetes, especially the fact that she wore a CGM, I glanced over and saw the sad look in her eyes. I knew that even though I didn’t think my talking to her would do much, I had to try. Every time I had an opportunity to talk to Emily one-on-one, she asked sincere questions, and truly wanted to know my answers. Had I ever been made fun of for having diabetes? Had I ever felt self conscious about it? How did I come to love myself in spite of living with the disease? Read more

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Major Hypoglycemia News From Paris Diabetes Conferencehttp://asweetlife.org/riva/blogs/diabetes-research/major-hypoglycemia-news-from-paris-diabetes-conference/37676/ http://asweetlife.org/riva/blogs/diabetes-research/major-hypoglycemia-news-from-paris-diabetes-conference/37676/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:35:23 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?p=37676 Severe hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar) is the dreaded fear of most people with diabetes. It can kill you. A few weeks ago at the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) conference in Paris, the T1D Exchange announced two findings that may: Prompt … Read more

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Are Vitamins Good for Us?http://asweetlife.org/feature/are-vitamins-good-for-us/ http://asweetlife.org/feature/are-vitamins-good-for-us/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:36:27 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=feature&p=37675 Catherine Price’s Vitamania confronts us health-conscious readers with one of our most deeply embedded cultural beliefs: that vitamins are good for us. We all know, or think we know, that vitamins are central to a healthy diet. We look for them in foods, both natural and processed, and we supplement with pills and powders. An apple a day keeps the doctor away – but how? And if one apple is good, are more apples better? Read more

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Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie with Cheesy Biscuit Crusthttp://asweetlife.org/recipes/low-carb-chicken-pot-pie-with-cheesy-biscuit-crust/ http://asweetlife.org/recipes/low-carb-chicken-pot-pie-with-cheesy-biscuit-crust/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:00:06 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=recipes&p=37673 Chicken Pot Pie is perhaps one of the most comforting meals and perfect for a cold winter’s day. But the conventional kind is hardly perfect for people on a low carb diet. This low carb chicken pot pie recipe has only a little arrowroot starch in place of the flour, to help thicken the sauce. The low carb, gluten-free biscuit topping is delicious with the creamy chicken filling. Read more

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Researchers Create Smart Insulin that Reacts to Glucose Levelshttp://asweetlife.org/feature/researchers-create-smart-insulin-that-reacts-to-glucose-levels/ http://asweetlife.org/feature/researchers-create-smart-insulin-that-reacts-to-glucose-levels/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:05:25 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=feature&p=37638 Researchers at MIT successfully tested an engineered “smart insulin” on mice that reacts to blood sugar levels. “To make insulin that is glucose responsive is something that we believe will significantly improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes,” said … Read more

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YA Author and D-Mom Kim Savage Does It Allhttp://asweetlife.org/feature/ya-author-and-d-mom-kim-savage-does-it-all/ http://asweetlife.org/feature/ya-author-and-d-mom-kim-savage-does-it-all/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:26:41 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=feature&p=37636 D-Mom Kim Savage embraced raising her young son with Type 1 diabetes while going full on chasing her dream, too. Now, her son with diabetes is a teenager and her career is on the brink of superstardom thanks to a three book deal with the prestigious publishing group of Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Macmillan. Read more

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Low Carb Poppy Seed Hamantaschenhttp://asweetlife.org/recipes/low-carb-poppy-seed-hamantaschen/ http://asweetlife.org/recipes/low-carb-poppy-seed-hamantaschen/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:00:35 +0000 http://asweetlife.org/?post_type=recipes&p=37657 This low carb take on the traditional Hamantaschen uses almond flour cookie dough for the pastry. The filling is made with poppy seeds, a few chia seeds to help thicken it and some milk and sweetener. If you aren’t a … Read more

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