The week before I started the Whole 30, I got a stomach bug. It came on pretty suddenly. Saturday night, my family and I went to see Disney on Ice. When we got home that night my husband and I decided to have a bottle of wine and stay up and rent a movie. We […]
My husband and I usually cook chicken or turkey so most of the recipes I’ve shared are exactly that. We do venture off and do steak or salmon occasionally but pork is a meat that we don’t tend to eat very often. During the Whole 30, we decide to be a little adventurous and made […]
For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I wrote extensively about both of my pregnancies. After my first pregnancy, I was actually contacted to share my experiences on Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy for a book to be published.
I love my CGM. About 95% of the time it is accurate and it really helps to review trends and see where adjustments need to be made. I have become so dependent on it that I couldn’t imagine my life without it. With that being said, sometimes it REALLY annoys me. I have my high/low alarms set up and every single day of my life I go outside those lines and I get a nice alarm. Sometimes I get an alarm because it has lost my sensor. A lost sensor alarm happens way more than I’d like, especially overnight. Both types of alarms are annoying. I thought I’d make a list of the five WORST timings for the alarms to go off:
There are so many great resources out there for children with diabetes these days. I’ve seen some D-parent bloggers in passing mention a Section 504 plan. I’m not sure if this was available back when I was growing up but with the internet these days, it’s much easier to access the information and tools that a child with diabetes would need. The Children with Diabetes website has lots of great information, like a sample 504 plan shown below:
I can’t believe in FOUR short months, my baby will be a year old! I haven’t done an update on mommy life recently mainly because the Whole 30 consumed most of my past two months. My baby turned 8 months old on Sunday! Things are moving so fast. We haven’t had a weight/height check since his 6 month birthday but he’s already wearing size 18 month clothes so I’d say he’s keeping up with his 99% growth all around.
I’ve spent the last 6 weeks or so blogging about my Whole 30 journey. I wasn’t going to do ANOTHER post, especially one that doesn’t necessarily relate to diabetes but I did notice some interesting observations about the Whole 30 while I was breastfeeding that I thought I would share.
If there was ever any doubt about the effect of breastfeeding on blood sugars, it is evident here in spades. Cutting my nursing sessions down to half has wreaked havoc on my blood sugars. I’ve been cruising in the 300’s without a low in sight.
Phew, I’ve spent the last month eating the Whole 30 diet and blogging about it. It’s been an interesting journey as I’ve never eaten particularly healthy, having chips and cupcakes as my vices. I recapped my experience on my last post, but one thing I didn’t touch on was how the Whole 30 affected my Type 1 diabetes.
I did it! I survived 30 days on the Whole 30 diet! I started this journey because I wanted to have more energy. I was taking naps everyday and was completely exhausted. I do have two young kids so I wasn’t sure if I would actually get more energy because they are pretty exhausting themselves (especially when they don’t sleep through the night!). I also wanted to lose a little of the baby weight. I had 15 pounds to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight for baby 2 and another 10 pounds to lose to get back to pre-pregnancy weight from my first (but I got pregnant right after being in the best shape of my life and having run half marathons so that is a big stretch goal).