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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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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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Plant-Based Faceplant.

Diet and Food By June 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , 51 Comments

Over the last few weeks, we’ve made an attempt as a family to eat more plants/eat less meat.  This is decision is rooted in a dozen different health reasons, but the end result is a move towards cutting back on the meat we’re consuming and integrating more than just a “meatless Monday” philosophy. All well and good, right? Except I…

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Olive You.

Diet and Food By March 1, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 4 Comments

“You don’t like seafood?!” This wasn’t ever issued like a real question, but more an accusation, a verbal finger pointed at my face.  “You live in Rhode Island and you don’t like seafood like at all?” Usually I’d say, “I just don’t care for it very much,” but I am really thinking, “EW! It’s weird and it smells terrible and…

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Looking Back: Thank Goodness for Whiskey.

Diet and Food By July 30, 2015 Tags: , , 3 Comments

This is a post from February 2013 about the “diabetic diet” perceptions from back in the 1940’s, and when I came across it again this morning, I marveled once again at the power of whiskey.  See below for what old school diabetes diets were once in play. *   *   * I received an email from Krista, one of my oldest…

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Looking Back: Visual Reminders.

Blood Sugars, Diet and Food By March 30, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 5 Comments

Nothing helps remind me more about the importance of being familiar with serving sizes and what they look like than being on the road for a few days.  Meals away from the comfort and familiarity of my kitchen make for some guesswork, and these last few days have shown me that I could use a refresher on serving sizes.  Here’s…

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Pros and Cons of Going Gluten-Free. (and a brief lament about the smooshed banana)

Diet and Food, Gluten Free, Traveling By October 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , 21 Comments

It’s been about seven weeks on this “no way, gluten!” lifestyle, and I’m starting to find my footing.  But there are still many pros and cons to balance, so I’m listing them here.  That way, I can look back at this post in a few months and be all, “Pfffft.  Whiner.  You’re in the zone now.” Here we go –…

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Not Guten for My Gut.

Diet and Food, Gluten Free, Traveling By September 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , 10 Comments

Skipping gluten was once classified as a preference, but the last few weeks have shown me – beyond a shadow of a doubt – that gluten is not “guten” for my gut.  It feels good, figuring out what was causing so much chaos, and I feel more human, and much healthier. So all that “oooh, so healthy!!” stuff aside, going…

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Belly Ache.

Diet and Food, Gluten Free, Real Life Diabetes By September 12, 2014 Tags: , , , , , 36 Comments

My celiac tests came back negative.  So did my IgA or IgG AGAs (these could be exactly the same as a celiac test but I do not know all the lingo and thus, I remain clueless).  The basic gist is that my body seems to have no trouble at all with gluten. Except that it totally does. I don’t know…

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Pre-Bolusing for Snacks.

Blood Sugars, Diet and Food, Insulin, Pumping Insulin By September 3, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 9 Comments

“Do you pre-bolus for your meals?” “I do.”  (I was happy to answer this question because I actually do pre-bolus.  Pre-bolusing is my A1C’s saving grace.) “Okay, that’s great.”  She made a few notes in my chart.  “How about for snacks?  Do you pre-bolus for those?” “I … um, nope.  I am horrible at pre-bolusing for snacks.” Unfortunately, hat is…

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BOLUS: Beware Of Loose, Unsupervised Snacks.

Blood Sugars, Dexcom, Diabetes and Emotions, Diet and Food, Real Life Diabetes By August 22, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , 11 Comments

I graze.  I’m a grazer.  Visually speaking, my food choices are spread out over a gigantic field and I run through, grabbing bites here and there and never properly taking amounts or serving sizes into account. “How many grapes did I just eat,” is a common, whispered question.  “Did I bolus for that protein bar?” is another one.  “Hey, I…

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