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Homemade Thanksgiving Turkey on a Plate

Registered Dietician and Medtronic Diabetes Educator, Sandra, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 8, and her husband at age 11. It wasn’t until she became a Certified Product Trainer, training people with diabetes on the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, that she really found her niche. With each person she’s […]

food scale

If you were diagnosed after the year 2000, you are probably saying, “Whooza whatza exchange system? Is that like foreign currency for diabetics?” Ha ha. Let’s go old school for a minute: does anyone remember this little scale that lived on our kitchen counter-top back in the day? It was usually somewhere between the sweet-and-low […]

Ginger home photo

[Last month, Ginger Vieira joined us to talk about why it’s important for people with T1D to get tested for celiac disease. Her post continues this month with living the gluten-free lifestyle.] As a teenager, I resisted the gluten-free lifestyle, and I was lucky that my symptoms were very subtle…so I could get away with […]


Have you ever wondered what your child might learn about food and nutrition at the camp? Have you wondered what they might eat while they are there and what goes into the meal planning and food education? Anna, a dietitian from Camp Sure Fire, answers some of our questions. What food do you use to treat low […]

Hope Warshaw portrait

Thanks to Glu for the opportunity to talk about balancing the challenges of healthy eating and diabetes management. It’s one heck of a tough job, day in and day out. Hopefully in responding to the questions posed by Glu below I’ve offered you a few thoughts to ponder as you strive to eat healthier and […]


How many times have you sworn, pledged, and promised to never eat ________ ever again? How many times you vowed to never eat ice cream again or labeled potato chips as “forbidden”? How many times have you created a rule for yourself around food in an effort to control your behavior around that food? In […]

A Semester in Veganism


My aunt has tried a lot of different types of diets over the years, and the only one she ever stuck to for longer than a few months was veganism. It’s also the only diet to which she has ever tried to convert me. About a year ago, when I visited my relatives over summer, […]

Take the Carb Resolution!


  If you have lived with type 1 diabetes for most of your life, then you treat food like you treat putting on your clothes in the morning: you stop for a second, think about your options, but most days you arbitrarily pick whatever is easiest. It’s amazing how many times our endos will look […]

Cheese and wine

  ‘Tis the season for indulging. Can you guesstimate the carb amount for each of these mouth-watering winter drinks? The answers are listed below the quiz. Nutritional information was supplied through Calorie King. 1. Glass of red wine (Burgundy), 5 fl oz. (a) 3.5 grams of carbs (b) 5.5 grams of carbs (c) 9.5 grams of […]