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Diabetes Friendly Foods

By | 2016-12-08T23:26:45+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|

What do I eat? Diabetes & Diet If you are new to living with diabetes (or you've lived with diabetes for years and you are looking for information), you've likely heard a lot about food and how it can affect your blood sugar. Your favorite Aunt might have lovingly told you to stay away from “white” food, and your oh-so-helpful co-worker may have said to avoid “Carbohydrates” – it can lead to a lot of confusion. Food is a basic necessity of life – we need to eat – yes, WE ALL NEED TO EAT!! With the right information as well as some self-evaluation you’ll start to learn how food affects your blood sugar. However, it helps to have a place to start. There are plenty of diabetes friendly foods you should continue to eat and some that you might need to add to help keep your blood sugar levels under control. A good list to get you started will help with making a grocery trip a bit easier and give you some results that please you as well. The foods you eat have a direct effect on your blood sugar levels so eating food to help keep glucose levels in target is key when we talk about preventing complications down the road. It also helps to understand a bit about how the body works to move the food we eat into our body for energy. After eating our digestive system breaks food down into smaller pieces - the one that affects blood sugar most is carbohydrate. This is broken down into a simple form of sugar called glucose. When our body gets the signal that it has been fed, insulin is released by an [...]

The Top Ten List of Comments that People With Diabetes could do without!

By | 2016-12-08T23:26:49+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes|

Today, we bring you the top ten list of comments we'd rather not hear, and some thoughts on how we might comment when we do hear them.

Healthy Holiday Habits

By | 2016-12-08T23:26:53+00:00 November 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Sometimes eating at parties feels defeating when so much goes into choosing and counting when you live with diabetes. Most parties that we attend have so much food, everything looks great – but when we live with diabetes it gives us more to chew on so to speak!