5 Reasons I’m Thankful for Type 1 Diabetes

I’ve spent a lot of time wondering if I would be the same me without diabetes. It’s not that diabetes defines me, but I do believe that it has helped shape me into a person I am proud to be. And is there anything wrong with admitting that life with the bêtes brings us some good as well? So, here it is, my list of things I’m thankful for, that have come from living with type 1 diabetes.
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Chipotle Chicken Chowder

Soup season is upon us and this rich spicy chicken chowder will warm you all the way down to your toes. The jicama provides an interesting substitution for potatoes, but they do stay a little crunchier. Alternatively, you could use diced daikon radish, which softens more during cooking. And if you’re looking for a way to use up your leftover turkey… Read more

Is It Weird To Be Thankful For Diabetes?

Each year around Thanksgiving, I think about the things that I am thankful for in life. Some obvious answers come to mind: my parents. My brother, my boyfriend, my dog. The fact that I am able to attend an amazing … Read more

Chipotle Lime Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is the one thing I prepare ahead each year for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s just so darn easy to pop those berries in a pot with some water and sweetener, and set it to boil. Last year, I took … Read more

Thankful, Even for Diabetes

A few weeks ago, during the last leg of a 7-8 mile run which included some low blood sugar, I found myself thinking “I wish I didn’t have diabetes.”  The thought was not triggered by a punctured belly, a painful … Read more

Today Hurts

I woke up this morning a little before 5 a.m. (thanks, Baby Adam!) with a lump in my throat.  I don’t mean a metaphorical lump, but an actual sore throat lump.  With my first dry and painful swallow of the … Read more

A Thanksgiving Shout-Out

It is T minus 24 hours before Thanksgiving, and my family has officially descended. I just spent the morning with my mother at Whole Foods, where I discovered that a taste for triple creme really does run in the family … Read more

A Diabetic Thanksgiving

Halloween might be the worst holiday for diabetic kids, but as an adult, I consider it a preview for more difficult days to come. Sure, I’ll sneak in a few Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on October 31st (because they’re delicious … Read more

Pioneer Woman, Meet Diabetic Woman

A big hurray to Catherine Price, whose wonderful essay on being a type 1 diabetic appeared in yesterday’s New York Times Well Blog.  It’s a beautifully written piece, and Catherine describes life as a type 1 just right.  If you … Read more

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