“I was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and was wondering if I should be tested for celiac disease? Dave Madison Wisconsin Hello Dave, It estimated that 1% of the population has celiac disease. If you have Type 1 diabetes, you have an 8% chance of having celiac disease. It is an autoimmune disorder that … Continue reading Ask Nadia: Celiac Disease Test
It’s not pretty. We had an argument the other night about gluten. It was over a BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) sandwich dinner that we wanted to make. I was going to have my BLT on gluten free bread. Instead of having BLTs, we skipped dinner altogether after our tiff. I live with Type 1 diabetes … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Fighting About Food
As a person with type 1 diabetes, I thought it was annoying enough to read every food label for the carb count. Somehow I always end up tearing open the package right where the carb count is listed and then trying to piece it back together to see how much insulin I need to counteract … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Counting Carbs & Dodging Gluten
I asked myself the same question. While I adore food (who doesn’t?!), there is more to life. Diabetes can seriously complicate our relationship with food and after a recent celiac disease diagnosis, I needed to focus on the other things in life that I love in order to remember how blessed I am. Here is … Continue reading Living with Type 1 Diabetes: Besides Food, What Makes You Happy?
Misfits Worth Saving I attended a brunch at a banquet hall to honor the volunteers that work for me at the shop I manage. It was a lovely event, except for the fact that I was unable to eat most of the food there due to celiac disease. I carefully helped myself to fruit and … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Misfits Worth Saving
I was lucky it didn’t bite me you-know-where. I waited years to have my diabetes eye exam. I waited and put it off in part because I was so scared. The other reason was that I was dealing with some awful symptoms due to my undiagnosed celiac disease. I didn’t know what was wrong with … Continue reading I Screwed Up
I had a personal pity party the other day. I feel like it was necessary for my health to kind of let it all out. My husband and I were driving our 25 year-old son home from jail. Yes, jail. We were having a talk on the way to his house. He has been walking … Continue reading Living with Type 1 Diabetes: Letting It All Out
Word Puzzle Posted on Previous Day If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email email@example.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a puzzle for you and our players, send your 8 words to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post … Continue reading Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle Solution