Posts in category "Food & Drink"

Destined to meet you

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a Public Relations Society of American dinner for the Suburban chapter of Chicago. It was a great event where I had the opportunity to meet various public relations professionals as well as those who are involved in various communication professions. I sat down after meeting those who... Read more »

Diabetes Friends: We're not alone!

Diabetes Friends: We're not alone!
You know how when you take your dog to the park and they see another dog, they get all excited and they start jumping on each other, sniffing and barking? Well, I hate to say this, but sometimes we folks with diabetes feel that way too, but humanly refuse to act on it. Last night,... Read more »

Know your limits

Know your limits
A friend of mine suggested this blog. It’s only because he’s seen it happen within the Latino community a lot. But I’ve seen it everywhere: Knowing and not knowing about limitations. Limiting your intake on particular foods does not mean you have to get rid of it completely. It means, limit. Limitado. Only eat three... Read more »
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Slim pickings: A better life or better disease

I watched the MTV True Life episode. Within the diabetes community, everyone was talking about it. There were a lot of mixed reviews, too. Some said they used scare tactics. Others claimed that diabetes was shown as being so depressing and not at all like the reality. Me? Well, I have a lot of thoughts... Read more »

Keep the belly down and blood sugar in check this holiday season!

Keep the belly down and blood sugar in check this holiday season!
Oh delicious bread and cookies! Cakes and pies! Meats and cheeses, hot chocolate and food to keep you warm in the cold, cold Chicago weather. But what about your health and your belly and your blood sugar? How do you keep it all under control and limit your padding over the holidays? I’m going to... Read more »

"Sick" means something different when you have diabetes.

"Sick" means something different when you have diabetes.
The gracious Halloween holiday came and went and I didn’t have to fumble with high blood sugars. Score! I got a candy apple, had a lot of cheese and veggies at a small get together that a friend of mine had. Fantabulous! My, my how time has gone by and I have not had a... Read more »
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Having Diabetes Will Kill You...

Having Diabetes Will Kill You...
I’m not going to pretend like it doesn’t bother me. It does. I wake up to Good Morning America almost every morning, always to hear the national news, the weather and the hot new gossip about Charlie Sheen. This morning added just one more thing. Apparently, the Japanese did a study that linked diabetes with... Read more »

Moderation, Balance: Make It Happen!

I’m not really a health nut because I don’t work out daily. Hell, I rarely work out. If you followed me on my previous blogs, you’ll know that my New Year’s resolution for the year was to get my A1c down to a “normal” level and SURPRISE! It’s at a 6.6 right now. That feels... Read more »

Carbohydrates are Evil...

Carbohydrates are Evil...
At least, I think they are. In my diet, I find that I’m very sensitive to any type of carb that is white or comes of white descent. I’m talking about rice, white bread, potatoes, yucca and anything else that is starchy. See, with me, the problem is that I’ll eat a certain amount, take the... Read more »
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The Burn Out

The Burn Out
When you do something for too long or you try to keep something up over an extended period of time, there’s nothing like taking a step back and relaxing once in a while, right? We’ve all done it, trying to diet, exericse or just be nice to people. Ok, I digress. But many times people... Read more »
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    As a person with Type 1 diabetes for the last 20 years of her life, Christina or "Kiki" for short, decided to take it upon herself to write about her findings, experiences and struggles with her disease. Her inspiration to educate people about all types of diabetes can be found communicated in this blog.

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