Posts tagged "food"

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 »

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 »

I wonder, wonder, wonder...

As a person with diabetes, there are times when I think, I wonder what it would be like to not take insulin. At all. What would it be like to completely stop taking shots, to have my body work properly, to be “normal”? Oh, that dreaded word! But I wonder about how much insulin my body needs... Read more »

Just because you can't see it...

Some call it a battle. Other say it’s a war. I don’t know what to call it, but all I really know is that I never wanted to feel limited by this thing they all call “honeyed urine” or diabetes. When I was in college, my cousin, who was diagnosed six months before I was... Read more »

Hormone Crazy

Who can control hormones? I mean, you’re a teenager, they go crazy; you’re an adult, you’re still kind of nuts, but when you get to a point in your life where you go through something that’s not menopause (for women at least) you have to wonder what caused it. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your... Read more »

Everybody likes to have a drink sometimes

“Do you drink?”  “Does alcohol mess with your diabetes?”  “Aren’t you not supposed to drink?”  Yes.Yes. But it messes with everyone, doesn’t it?C’mon… even diabetics drink.  I get asked this question a lot and the best answer I ever received was from a diabetic educator who had diabetes herself. You might not think so, but... 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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