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Chocolate, Just For Fun.
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The other night, I caught my beautiful wife grabbing some chocolate out of the refrigerator. I asked if she was feeling okay and she said, yes, “I just wanted some chocolate.” Her nonchalant and genuine response warmed my heart and put a big smile on my face. As a spouse of someone with Type 1 Diabetes, I’m used to my loved one politely passing...

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Parties & Alcohol
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Avoiding High Sugar Levels When Celebrating Good Times    Over the last few weeks, I’ve struggled mentally with my blood sugar levels. I don’t like readings above 150, so when I surpass that number, I tend to beat myself up emotionally. It usually stems from eating at a restaurant or at a party, which is bound to happen. You can’t take away some of...

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Traveling with Type 1 Diabetes
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This past weekend was my first real vacation traveling with Type 1 Diabetes, and I discovered that it required more planning than my former, pancreas-working life. When you’re eating away from home, you don’t know exactly what’s in your food. I mean, you have a pretty good idea of the ingredients, but compared to actually making the food yourself, you’re not as precise on...

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Sugar, Sugar… Ah… Honey, Honey!
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Sugar, ah, honey, honey You are my candy girl And you got me wanting you. I am sure a majority of you know this oldie but such a goodie (after all it is Throwback Thursday…). No matter what generation you are growing up in, there’s nothing like a classic song that can connect you to other age groups. One advantage of time progressing is...

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National Donut Day!
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In my former pre-diabetic life, today was one of my favorite days! No, not really… okay, maybe a little bit. : ) I mean, doesn’t everyone love a big, sugary donut?! As I grew older (and wiser), this love turned to lust. The initial feeling of a great donut is wonderful, but its after effects are brutal! Over the years, I learned that the crash from a...

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Apple Cider Vinegar’s Impact on Blood Sugar
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As I mentioned in a blog post a few weeks back, I’m still experiencing the “Dawn Phenomenon”. My blood sugar has been rising 20-40 points while I sleep, which is unusual due to the fact that I’m fasting during this time. I used to be scared of getting low in my sleep – now ironically, it’s the opposite. For the last several nights, I...

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