Life with Diabetes

Beating the Angst of Eating with Diabetes

Hope Warshaw is a leading expert on diabetes and nutrition, with nearly 25 years of expertise as a nutrition consultant, diabetes educator, spokesperson, and author. Her best-selling books published by the American Diabetes Association include: Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy; Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible; The Complete Guide to Carb Counting; and the Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating. (aka Yours Truly) recently caught up with Warshaw for a down-to-Earth chat about the “angst” experienced…

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Extend-ing Myself

Today’s forecast: post-breakfast peak, mild swings mid-day, followed by severe overnight lows. Topsy-turvey carb ratios that make my CGM line look like a game of Pong! Heck, what did you expect following a major time zone switch?
Actually, the flight over here went surprisingly well. We colored. We watched loads of TV on our little individual screens. We made reptiles out of Floam. Then the little ones slept and my 9-year-old and I shifted uncomfortably…

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New Sweetener on the Block

Remember my rant on differentiating between the various artificial sweeteners? Well now there’s a new gal on the block, which may actually taste significantly better (?). Say hello to “Sweet Simplicity,” a new erythritol-based product from the Whole Earth Sweetener Co.
As my blogfriend Jimmy M. over at Livin’ La Vita Low Carb says: “I know, I know, not ANOTHER SWEETENER, but… (Sweet Simplicity) offers you a pleasantly sweet-tasting sugar alternative that is high-quality, calorie-free,…

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Leavin’ On a Jet Plane

The diabetes industry is busy gearing up for the big event of the summer, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) annual conference, taking place this year in Los Angeles next week. I’m getting lots of emails about potential meetings at this event. And wouldn’t you know it? I’m not going down this summer, ’cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane tomorrow(!) for that annual sojourn to Germany.
The AADE event is, once again, jam-packed…

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Now THIS is Useful

OK, you’ve heard it before. But a picture is worth a thousand words, no? It was actually the DexCom sales rep who gave me this slide. Take a good, long look. Try to memorize it. Try to think on it when you open the fridge. In fact, paste it on your fridge! If you have diabetes, no image was ever more worthy of that honor.

Learn it.
Live by it.
Like it. (Or if that’s…

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