What Can I Eat with Type 1 Diabetes

Figuring Out What You Can Eat? With the insulin available today you really have many choices when it comes to food. The first thing you will want to do is set up an appointment with a registered dietician, you can read more about this under setting up your medical team. Understand how food, insulin, and activity work in your system will allow you even more flexibility in your food choices. The most advanced system to calculate your food to insulin ratio is done by using carbohydrate counting. Read more [...]

Type 1 Diabetes and Weight Loss

YES! YOU CAN LOSS WEIGHT WITH DIABETES....... Can it be done, absolutely! Can it be a challenge, absolutely! Is it worth it, absolutely! It can be very difficult to know where to start considering there is a new weight loss program that comes out every single week, or a new magic pill of some kind, or a certain food that claim to be what you should or should not eat. Lets face it, all of this can literally make you crazy when it comes to weight loss. So many think losing weight is about Read more [...]

Stress and Anxiety and Diabetes

Everyone Experiences Stress and Anxiety, Even Diabetics....... Understanding how stress affects you is very important and yes it does play havoc with your diabetes. Let's look at how STRESS and ANXIETY affect our body and of course then our blood sugar and our overall health. Stress and Letting Go: Stress is a common problem for everyone. Let's face it, the only thing we have any control over is our OWN reaction to things. Realizing we have no control over another person, place, or thing Read more [...]

Diabetes Facts and Myths

Bonnie's Story: Some of the experiences having Diabetes is dealing with the miss-understanding of what diabetes is and specifically what type 1 diabetes is. Oh! you have to take a needle? Yes, I have been diabetic since I was 6 years old and I have always been on insulin.  I have type 1 diabetes and the only option is insulin. Oh you have the Bad Diabetes????? Well no, I have type 1 diabetes and my pancreas no longer makes insulin so I have to give a needle.  Type 2 diabetes is a different Read more [...]

Low Blood Sugar – Hypoglycemia

Bonnie's Story: Lets look at a few facts about Low Blood Sugar. Also know as hypoglycemia, insulin reaction, feeling low, low blood glucose, low reading or just low.  They all mean the same thing and the most important thing to know is you or they need sugar to bring their blood sugar back up to a normal range. The difficult part is the feeling is so horrible it is very easy to over treat low blood sugar and then you end up with your blood sugar going high or what is referred to as rebounding. Read more [...]

Travelling with Type 1 Diabetes

Bonnie's Story: Travelling with diabetes has been a big part of my life. Living with diabetes for 50 years, I can't say I have turned down many adventures. I have traveled extensively for pleasure and business. It takes some planning, although for me it has been worth every adventure. Living with type 1 diabetes does become second nature. I have travelled for business and pleasure with family, friends, and on my own. I have traveled by train, planes and automobiles, and sometimes all of Read more [...]

Type 1 Diabetes Medical Team

Bonnie's Story: Know Your Medical Team: A great resource is available on-line to print and use for setting up your diabetes health care team. Me, My Health and My Diabetes Team. If you prefer to talk to someone at the Canadian Diabetes Association you can find a regional office in your area. Your medical team may consist of but not limited to the medical team shown on this list. Depending on your individual medical needs your doctor will refer you to the medical team that is right for you. Read more [...]

Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

Bonnie's Story ~ Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis for Adults. You have just been diagnosed with diabetes, your blood sugar is high and you have to get your blood sugar back in line! What does all of this mean? You will hear lots of stories and unfortunately most often you will hear the bad news stories about diabetes. I hate to say it but those are the stories people remember. I know this can be a very overwhelming time; their is so much information available online and lets face it, the news media make Read more [...]

Type 1 Diabetes Treatment ~ Introduction

Bonnie's Story ~ Hello my name is Bonnie Isaacson Marcoux and I have lived with type 1 diabetes for 50 years, free of complications. I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was six years old. I was hospitalized not really knowing what the problem was, and all I remember was having ear aches. I was one of four children in our family - second oldest. I was an active kid and we had lots of fun with each other. We were all close in age, and let me tell you, we were busy all the time. Not sure how my parents Read more [...]