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 [...]

The Balancing Act With Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)

Bonnie's Story: Things I know today that have made my life so much easier.  Balancing insulin, food and activity is key to balancing your blood sugar.  This can be so easy at times and then other times it can be somewhat of a challenge. What I have figured out is that things change for many reasons.  I start each day as a New Day.  Blood testing machines didn't exist when I first became diabetic so when I purchased my first Blood Glucose Meter it was a big deal, it was so much easier actually Read more [...]