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diabetes management Archive

Spotting hidden sugars

Managing sugar and carb consumption is an important part of living with diabetes. However, sometimes it’s not obvious how much sugar is in the food we eat. Here are some of the ways sugar content can “hide.”  Sugar by another name  Whether it’s used to make a food product or added to make food

Marking the 100-Year Anniversary of the Discovery of Insulin

Almost 100 years ago, the first successful insulin shot was delivered to a 14-year-old boy. Since that day, insulin has become a bigger, if not the biggest, part of managing diabetes. Insulin  is now a life-saving medicine responsible for helping millions of people with diabetes manage their blood sugar. In short, the discovery of insulin was a milestone not just

Celebrating the Holidays as a Person Living with Diabetes

  The holiday season is a special time for everyone, no matter how you’re celebrating. We get together with others, reconnect with friends and family—and stuff ourselves silly on seasonal treats.  If you have diabetes, you may be wondering how you can successfully manage your blood sugar and insulin treatment schedule (if applicable) with all that

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

Returning to school with Type 1 Diabetes  

Going back to school this year comes with lots of extra anxieties.  School guidelines are changing daily!  Back to school preparations include more than shopping for new supplies and clothing for students with Type 1 Diabetes.    I have been a Special Educator for over 18 years, who lives with Type 1 Diabetes.  My yearly