Since living with diabetes is all about struggling to eat like a normal human being, I bring to you what I am calling my BOB/BOW post in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month: In my quest to be a better snacker, and a less guilt-ridden PWD, I have queried the diabetes community about their "Best of the Best / Best of the Worst" snack choices. Essentially, using Twitter and the DBMine Facebook page, I asked you…Read more »
In the summer of 2007, a seemingly new eating disorder emerged in mainstream media, one that was directly tied to diabetes. It was dubbed "diabulimia," in which a person with diabetes restricts or completely stops taking their insulin in order to lose weight. Like most things in pop culture, diabulimia was a flash in the news pan and then quickly disappeared from public consciousness.
But this isn't some fleeting fashion trend; just because it isn't…
Something wicked this way comes! And its name is Halloween. As much as I enjoy the costumes and the candlelit parties, this holiday constitutes a true nightmare for those of us whose health is severely — and immediately — impacted by consuming sugary treats. For parents of diabetic kids, it's especially rough, since you can't deny them everything. How to achieve moderation without making your T1 children miserable? I have no idea. So I turned…Read more »
Whenever I learn something new (diabetes-related), I like to share it here. Because I figure if I hadn't heard about it — as I'm sniffing the air for D-news over the years — then lots of other PWDs out there probably haven't heard about it yet either.
Today's tidbit is about that famous diabetes activist Dr. Richard Bernstein, whose promotion of the utra-low-carb diet for diabetics has made him such a controversial figure.
What do you think of when you hear the phrase "herbal supplements"? Quack medicine? Snake oil? One of those cheesy natural-method pitch emails we all get? When I first heard about NaturEra from some colleagues who are highly respected diabetes educators, I have to admit, I was very skeptical. But the company was allowed to present this summer at both the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions and at the poster session for the American Association…Read more »