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Health and Wellness Archive

Carb Counting Made Simple(r)

For people with diabetes, PWD’s, the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a little less than a comprehensive health plan. However, it can serve a purpose by reminding us all to continue eating healthy, whole foods to help avoid long-term health issues.  You already know how vital healthy nutrition and carb counting is to maintaining

3 Spooky Tips & Tricks for Halloween with Diabetes

There’s nothing scary about Halloween with diabetes —unless of course, you count all the spooky skeletons, ghosts, and vampires stalking around town.  But, when your child has type 1 diabetes, you should consider what they need to enjoy the sweetest of all the holidays.  First and foremost, celebrating Halloween with diabetes means managing blood

Are sugar substitutes OK for people with diabetes?

You can potentially live the sweet life as a person with diabetes, PWD. While too much sugar can be a concern for PWDs, artificial sweeteners can offer the chance to enjoy your favorite treats in a safer manner. While food science has provided PWDs with a possible way to savor their sweetened delights, a universal truth of nutrition still applies to artificial sugar substitutes:

Now What? Five Things to Know After a Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

This year, 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). If you have suddenly found yourself among this group, you should know you are far from alone. Today, there is a well-paved road to normalcy, and diabetes can take a back seat to

Returning to school with Type 1 Diabetes  

Returning to school with Type 1 Diabetes includes more than shopping for new supplies and clothing. I have been a Special Educator for over 18 years, who lives with Type 1 Diabetes.  My yearly experience on the first day of school has been lots of stares and questions regarding my CGM (Continuous Blood Glucose