New test kit meter

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Well, I’ve been using One Touch Ultra for as many years as I can remember.  I know I haven’t used it my entire diabetic life because I remember a meter that took 45 seconds to read my blood sugar, but at least for the last ten years or so, I’ve been using One Touch.  I’ve […]



New endocrinologist!

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Last Friday, I had a doctor’s appointment with a  new endocrinologist.  If you remember about three weeks ago, I had an endo appointment with my old endo and I was very frustrated.  She didn’t even look at a single blood sugar.  She looked at my A1C, which was 6.8, and said everything looked good and […]


Sodium-the unexpected enemy

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I haven’t always been a healthy eater.  College, a time when my basal rates were way too high, is a perfect example at how unhealthy I was.  I would eat way too many carbs just so my blood sugar wouldn’t go too low because my basal rates were so high.  Recently, though, I’ve been trying […]


Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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Another recipe I love from William Sonoma’s Eat Well Cookbook, is the Turkey Lettuce Wraps recipe.  This is a great spring meal because it’s nice and fresh. Ingredients: Vegetable oil, 1Tbsp Toasted sesame Oil, 1Tbsp Green onions, 1/2 cup thinly sliced Fresh ginger, 1 1/2 Tbsp grated Garlic, 2 cloves, minced Red pepper flakes, 1/2 […]


Day of Diabetes

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I’ve been a little MIA from the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) lately. But Wednesday night I was catching up on Twitter and I read that some members of the DOC were planning to do another #dayofdiabetes. Day of Diabetes is where you tweet everything related to your diabetes to let others know how much you […]


Hormones with Diabetes

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Hormones.  Insulin is a hormone, a peptide hormone. We, as humans, have a lot of hormones occurring and produced naturally in our bodies. For a diabetic, like myself, insulin is not one of those but thanks to my loyal insulin pump and Frederick Banting, I am able to adjust for my body’s deficiency.  I’m not […]