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Product Review: Chip Monk Cookies – Low Carb, Keto & Gluten-Free!

Product Review: Chip Monk Cookies – Low Carb, Keto & Gluten-Free!

Too often, “low-carb” cookie products are full of junk ingredients and they taste like a diet gone wrong. Bleh.  I’m happy to report that these cookies — from Chip Monk Baking (website) — are delicious! Here’s what you need to…
Adventures in T1D: Summiting Your Fears

Adventures in T1D: Summiting Your Fears

When I was in college, a coworker and I began planning for the ultimate hike. We wanted to climb Longs Peak, a fourteener located in the Colorado Rockies not far from where we lived. We were both avid hikers, but…
Big Picture Priority — Reduce your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Big Picture Priority — Reduce your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

As a diabetic, you make a thousand tiny decisions every day in the name of maintaining healthy, stable blood sugars. But, if you are an adult who has lived more than 20 years with this condition, it might be time…
Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Need More Support To Achieve Goals

Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Need More Support To Achieve Goals

For years, qualitative studies looking into the inherent challenges of achieving diabetes management goals have focused on children and adolescents. Until recently, the group that makes up the largest percentage of those living with type 1 diabetes — adults —…
Adventures in T1D: How to Camp With Diabetes

Adventures in T1D: How to Camp With Diabetes

Lifting the Shadow When you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it’s hard not to feel like a shadow has been cast over your life. Suddenly you’re exposed to the possibility of so many things going wrong. It can be…
Mental & Physical Health: Connecting the Dots

Mental & Physical Health: Connecting the Dots

Intuitively, we all know that mood impacts how we take care of our physical health.  But have you ever stopped to think seriously about how much your choices around food, exercise, and sleep impact not just your blood sugars but…
Why Skipping Breakfast Spikes Your Blood Sugar

Why Skipping Breakfast Spikes Your Blood Sugar

Ever skip breakfast thinking your blood sugar will just sit around the number you woke up at…only to find you’re well above 250 mg/dL by lunchtime? Skipping breakfast can easily spike your blood sugar, and there’s a good explanation for…
Adventures in T1D: How to Travel With Diabetes

Adventures in T1D: How to Travel With Diabetes

I have always loved to travel, whether it’s a road trip or a few weeks in a foreign country, I can’t get enough of seeing more of the world around me. As an adult who has lived with diabetes for…
Adventures in T1D: How to Hike With Diabetes

Adventures in T1D: How to Hike With Diabetes

When a trip to the grocery store means packing an extra bag just in case you get a low or need to correct for a high, going on a hike on a remote trail in the middle of the woods…
A1c Tip: Staying “In-Range” While You’re Sleeping

A1c Tip: Staying “In-Range” While You’re Sleeping

If you broke your 24-hour day into 3 sections, you’d have 8 hours of dawn/daylight, 8 hours of afternoon/evening, and 8 hours of sleep.  Now imagine if every night your blood sugars are high, and every morning you’re waking up…
Back-to-School Basics for Diabetes Care

Back-to-School Basics for Diabetes Care

It’s no surprise that many of our usual habits fall to the wayside during the summer months. Vacations, beach days, and day trips are interruptions to our normal routines, so getting back into the swing of things can be difficult…
Anxiety, Anger, and Depression: The Overlooked Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar

Anxiety, Anger, and Depression: The Overlooked Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar

Unexpected Anxiety I was sitting at my desk scrambling to get a project done before the end of the day. I could feel my blood sugar dropping but was determined to finish the task at hand before I stopped to…
Why your menstrual cycle raises your blood sugar

Why your menstrual cycle raises your blood sugar

This 28-day cycle is an important part of your health but just like hormones related to stress, these hormones can also impact your blood sugars and sensitivity to insulin.  Hormones involved in your menstrual cycle and their role These hormones…
The Future of Healthcare: What’s Best for the Diabetic Community?

The Future of Healthcare: What’s Best for the Diabetic Community?

It’s no secret that healthcare is a major priority for many voters in the upcoming 2020 elections. And for the first time in modern American history, major candidates are taking strong and varied stances on how their vision of our…
Why Coffee Raises Your Blood Sugars

Why Coffee Raises Your Blood Sugars

You are not alone if you view your morning cup of coffee as a magical gulp of happiness.  Coffee is such a strangely wonderful thing. So many of us across the globe feel as though we can’t start our day…
How to Safely Take a Vacation From Your Diabetes

How to Safely Take a Vacation From Your Diabetes

When you live with a life-altering condition for months, years, or decades with no cure in sight, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. To feel helpless, exhausted, and just plain DONE. For too many type 1 diabetics, these kinds…
Dietary Fiber: Why it Does & Doesn’t Affect Your Blood Sugar

Dietary Fiber: Why it Does & Doesn’t Affect Your Blood Sugar

In your first carb-counting class as a person with type 1 diabetes, you were likely taught to subtract the dietary fiber from the total carbohydrate count in order to calculate your insulin dose. Dietary fiber is part of that total…
You still need Insulin for Low-carb Protein Powder

You still need Insulin for Low-carb Protein Powder

Not all protein is created equal — and this is especially true when it comes to protein powders, whether it’s made from whey, egg whites, grains, veggies, collagen, or bone broth. The beauty of protein powder is that it gives…
Making the Right Medicare Supplement Plan Choice

Making the Right Medicare Supplement Plan Choice

We spoke with Burt Kravitz about choosing Medicare Supplement plans.   ‘Picking the right Part B Supplement plan is the most important decision you make when you begin Medicare.  ‘You only get one chance to pick a plan where no physical…
Why Your Blood Sugar Spikes During & After Lifting Weights

Why Your Blood Sugar Spikes During & After Lifting Weights

It’s often assumed that adrenaline is the reason your blood sugar spikes while lifting weights, but in reality, your intense weightlifting workout probably isn’t triggering that a “flight or fight” response as it would during a car accident, a soccer…
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