Posts made in June, 2012

Diabetes Support Groups

One of the days I look most forward to every 4-6 weeks is when our local diabetes support group convenes. It is an opportunity to share the highs and lows (no pun intended) of dealing with our children who are T1D.  A chance to exchange ideas, websites, new products available, and stories of anything and everything T1D. The first meeting I went to was one of the most freeing moments I have experienced since our son was diagnosed. I’m...

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Diabetes – The Exact Science of Carb to Insulin Ratios

Anyone who deals with diabetes on a regular basis knows that insulin to carb ratios change on an ongoing basis. Every time you think you have it dialed in, it seems to throw you a curve-ball. A week of high mornings, a few days of afternoon snack lows, or just an off reading at an unexpected time of day. Wouldn’t be awesome if it were as easy as a generic “one size fits all” algorithm? If there wasn’t a thousand...

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3 Things I Hate About Diabetes

Believe me, there are way more than three things that I hate about diabetes. I’m not sure how many people would take the time out of their day to read “The 47 Things I Hate…”. I’ve chosen the three that drive me the most crazy. 1. Counting Carbs I eluded to it in my inaugural blog post. Counting carbs sucks. That being said, I have found an app that takes any guess work out of it. It is the CalorieKing Calorie...

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Happy Father’s Day

I woke up this morning to a wonderful Father’s Day surprise. Breakfast in bed. Prepared for me by both of my children (with a little help from mom too). As I looked at my fried egg sandwich, I couldn’t help but count the carbs in the back of my mind. “2 slices of whole wheat bread is…. 28g, minus 3g fibre, equals 25g net carbs”. I find myself doing that with everthing that I eat, or anything anyone else is eating...

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