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Dear Abby I’d give up sex for normal blood sugar. It’s that important. Diabetes Sucks.

    Today Dear Abby gave some clueless advice about dealing with a diabetic at work.  It’s too bad she didn’t take advantage of her big platform to hit the mark better. Diabetes sucks.  Most people would rather sacrifice a thumb than have to do all the crap associated with staying alive.  Hec, I’d give […]

Rob Kardashian Weight: Why He’s Getting Worse

Have you been Keeping up with the Rob Kardashian weight saga?  If not, the nutshell version is a very fit young man gained a lot of weight in a short time.  The common avenues for solutions have not helped.  He is upset, depressed, ashamed, feeling betrayed, and doesn’t know what the hell is happening. As […]

Laura Ingalls and Diabetes: What the Hec!

When Laura Ingalls ninja kicked me in the diabetes I’ve been sick the past few days.  I have tried my very best to be productive, but I’ve degraded to a limp vegetable on the bed with the remote in my hand (the only part of me able to move). Not even the cutest jammies can […]

How to Avoid Low Blood Sugar – Be Prepared

When you are pregnant with diabetes and trying to have tight control of your blood sugar levels, you are at higher risk for low blood sugar or hypoglycemia.  I cannot stress enough how important it is to be prepared.  There were many times I jumped into the car unprepared thinking I was only going to […]

Tight Blood Sugar Control Tip – Look or Patterns

When I was pregnant, I was able to gain and attain tight blood sugar control.  My HbA1c level was between 4-5%.  I tested often.  I primarily was looking at how my body reacted to certain foods.  I had noticed that if I ate high-fat foods such as Mexican, Chinese, and Pizza, that my blood sugar […]

Green Juicing with Diabetes – What You Need to Know

If you know me well, you know I love to drink green juice made from dark leafy greens.   I have done so for years even before juice cleansing and kale became the fad it has become today.  According to some proponents, you would think green juicing is a gift from the Gods and can […]

Diabetes: Convenience Store Ideas

I like to keep healthy (or “healthier”) options in mind for when I’m on the run and hungry.  I try to eat pretty low-carb and I try to get as many raw low-carb fruits and vegetables as I can.  I aim for nutrition from beneficial foods.  I want food that is going to make me […]

Diabetes, Exercise and the Voices in my Brain

Today I read “Diabetes Treatment Should Focus on Metabolizing More of the Sugar in the Blood for Best Results” a blog post by Milt Bedingfield. The author writes about how most people focus on limiting carbs consumed, but what about the carbs already in our blood? Discovering this blog post is pretty timely as I’ve […]

Diabetes and Pregnancy and Fear

I have received many messages and emails from women who are pregnant with diabetes. Pregnancy for most women is a happy, gleeful, carefree time. Happy, happy happy. However, if you have type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes, it can be a nail-biter. I have received emails from women in sheer panic, full of fear […]

How Celery Can Supercharge Your Snacks

Celery is often called a “negative calorie food,” so how can you NOT try to eat as much as you can?  It’s nutritious, filling, tasty, low-carb, and an excellent delivery device.   If you don’t already, reap the benefits of celery by using it regularly in snacks.  Don’t forget to eat the leaves too…they have more […]