This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SPLENDA® Naturals. The opinions and text are all mine. I can be a little stubborn sometimes. I believe being stubborn can be a helpful attribute – especially for diabetes management and trying to stay healthy. When diabetes throws me a curve ball, it's up to me to recalibrate my expectations and get back on … [Read more...] about The power of small, simple steps
I have heard from two different groups of people on this one. One group that does not bolus for protein at all, and another who boluses for a portion of their protein. Somewhere in the big "diabetes info" vault of my brain, I think I can recall something about 60% of the protein you eat gets metabolized into carbs over an extended period. Does that sound familiar to … [Read more...] about Do you bolus for protein?
I have food issues. I don't know if these issues exist apart from diabetes, or because of diabetes. My recent dLife column is about an experience where diabetes was clearly the culprit. If you have a moment, would you take a look? I would love to hear what some of you think about food and our diabetes. What are your experiences? One of my favorite bloggers, Lee … [Read more...] about Food Issues? Duh!
I've been wresting with myself the past few days. I did something I knew very well I shouldn't. In fact I did it three times. And each time I was miserable and scared afterward. And once I was done being scared I felt guilty. Mistakes in life happen, and are necessary. We need to make mistakes in order to learn. We are supposed to learn from our mistakes, and then … [Read more...] about Making The Same Mistakes
A buddy I work with found these in a vending machine at a bowling alley. He just HAD to buy them for me. No, I haven't tried them yet... If they were Cheesy Tots in a bag I'd be all over them. Maybe. :-) … [Read more...] about My Dream Come True? Or Totally WTF?
I have another bad habit that I would like to share with you all. I often grab handfuls of food here and there. Most often after I eat an unbalanced meal that leaves me craving something more, and most often I am pouring dry cereal into my hand and eating that. Maybe it's like a desert of sorts. One night after I ate my dinner and was munching on cereal I found myself … [Read more...] about Measuring Handfuls
My family and I were recently at one of the YMCA's in the area. My wife and I were walking around the track. It's up on the second level and goes around both the basketball gym on one half and then the kids recreation area on the other half. It's a good setup because when we're up on the track we can see the exits of the kids recreation area and actually see the kids for … [Read more...] about Silly Self-Conscious Moment?
I know that food is my downfall. I know that food is the cause of most of my diabetes management woes. I know that I need to know more about food. I know that the Glycemic Index is a pretty important aspect of food. It is a measurement of how fast certain foods raise blood sugar. David Mendosa has been talking about the glycemic index for a very long time, and I'm sure … [Read more...] about I Don’t Want to Know…
I hate food. I hate that I love to eat. I hate that I don't really love to eat because there is all kinds of mental bullshit attached to it. I hate it doesn't even matter if the food is good or not. I sometimes keep eating in hopes that the next bite will somehow magically taste so much better than the last. I hate that I sometimes eat just to fill time. I hate … [Read more...] about I Hate Food
What are the first few things you think of when you hear the words "meal plan"? Me? I think of very strict, hard and fast rules about what I can eat. I think of very "old school" words like "2 starches, 2 proteins, 1 dairy, 1 fruit, and 1 fat". I think of nothing other than foods I DON'T like to eat, and am forced to anyway. I remember back to days at "Camp Needlepoint", … [Read more...] about Liberation in a Meal Plan