Diet and Food

Chopping Broccoli

Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Memories, Diabetes Online Community, Diet and Food By August 20, 2018 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

I’m the middle child of three, the only one in my family with type 1 diabetes.  My “diabetes diet” influenced food choices for the whole family, but we weren’t without sweet treats, especially since my brother and sister weren’t under the thumb of NPH and Regular insulin. So sometimes my mom got crafty with her food storage stylings. Like when…

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Two Months of Victoza

Blood Sugars, Diet and Food, Exercise & Fitness, Insulin, Real Life Diabetes By June 12, 2018 Tags: , , , 5 Comments

I stopped taking Victoza.  But I’d revisit it if necessary.  Here’s the personal experience, not medical advice, talk to your doctor, etc. lowdown: WHY I STARTED ON VICTOZA. After having my son (he’ll be two in August), I experienced postpartum anxiety.  It was next level for me and impeded a lot of my daily interactions.  Therapy helped.  When I stopped…

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Do you “count carbs” or “wing it?”

Blood Sugars, Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By May 24, 2018 Tags: , , , , 9 Comments

When it comes to making sense of diabetes and food, do you count carbs, or do you wing it? Turns out, there’s plenty of gray area between those two concepts. Folks on Facebook seemed to do a bit of both winging and measuring. “We will wing it when we have to, but for the most part, we strive for accuracy…

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Looking Back: In a Pickle

Diabetic Mommy, Diet and Food By March 1, 2018 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

Today’s post is from 2015, back when Birdy was only five years old, when we were talking about the carbohydrate content of some foods and why her mom cares about odd things like this.    *   *   * “So you can eat any food you wanted so long as it tastes like a pickle?” my daughter asked, looking…

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An Interview with Chronically Healthy

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diet and Food, Exercise & Fitness By February 28, 2018 No Comments

I met Emily Davis and Sarah Steinmetz of Chronically Healthy at a JDRF TypeOneNation last November, and their mission to help people with diabetes, and also folks living with other chronic illnesses, find peace and good health despite health challenges.  They focus on the intersection between holistic modalities and conventional medicine. I really enjoyed talking with them both and wanted…

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The Curse of the Camp Coleslaw

Diabetes Memories, Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By January 9, 2018 Tags: , , , , 12 Comments

“Your meal card says you need to eat one vegetable and one fat. This coleslaw is your vegetable and your fat.” My camp counselor sighed, having been through this routine with me before. “You need to eat it. You can’t leave the table until you’ve eaten it.” “But I haaaaaaate coleslaw!!!!” I wailed, eight years old and wearing my tie-dyed…

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Looking Back: Pizza (A Christmas Poem)

Diabetes Poetry, Diet and Food, Pumping Insulin By December 8, 2017 Tags: , , , 3 Comments

Getting into the holiday spirit?  Today I’m revisiting the ghosts of poems past with Pizza (A Christmas Poem).  Watch out for that pesky, fight-picking panc. T’was the night before Christmas and all tinsel’s in, Not a creature was stirring or making insulin. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that my islet cells soon would be…

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Zoodles for your Face

Diet and Food, Gluten Free By October 26, 2017 Tags: , , , , , 8 Comments

I had ten minutes to make something to eat while the little Guy napped and before a slate of conference calls began, and the zucchinis sitting on my kitchen counter were judging me for not cooking them yet.  So I made zoodles. I can’t cook.  And so can you! INGREDIENTS one large zucchini garlic cloves olive oil sea salt cherry…

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Cauliflower Rice.

Diet and Food By March 20, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 10 Comments

Not a cook.  Nope, not me.  Which is why this recipe for cauliflower rice was so useful, because it requires little thought, little cooking, and very little insulin. Cauliflower rice Buy a head of cauliflower.  Become friends with it.  And then rip it into small sections, keeping hold of mostly the florets (the tops of the trees, in Bird terms)…

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