Five Ways to Get Back on Track When You’re Burned Out

Burnout is common among people with diabetes, especially those who have had the disease for years, even decades. Diabetes management can be exhausting, confusing, and frustrating, particularly when you think you are doing everything right but your blood sugars still fail to cooperate. We’ve all heard the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”  In terms of diabetes, this means recognizing that

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A Spiritual Approach to Diabetes Care

The following article documents a very personal way of approaching diabetes.  Always check with a healthcare professional before changing your diet or your diabetes care regimen. I first learned about the raw food diet from an American-born, Islam-converted man who was working in Morocco. We were sitting around the table of a learning center he ran in Marrakesh. Upon seeing me check my blood sugar,

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A Celebrity Chef’s Documentary About Diabetes

Not long ago, celebrity chef Charles Mattocks, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes, came across the twitter account that I use to connect with the diabetes community. He called me and told me about his idea for making a documentary about diabetes and asked if I would like to participate. Charles saw the need for an up-close view of our disease that would be very

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Low Glycemic Bread From Alvarado Street Bakery

Many people with diabetes have had to eliminate traditional flour breads and refined starches from their diets because of the way they spike blood sugar. “Diabetic Lifestyles Bread” from Alvarado Street Bakery is a nutritious alternative to traditional flour breads and causes a much slower rise in blood sugar. Diabetic Lifestyles Bread is made entirely with organic sprouted whole wheat and sweetened only with organic

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Kale Chip Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 large bunch (about 1 1/4 pounds) kale, stems and center ribs discarded, leaves roughly torn 2 sheets nori, cut into 1-by-2-inch strips 1/4 cup Roasted Garlic Oil* (see below) 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Grated zest of 1 lemon DIRECTIONSPreheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with foil or parchment paper. In a large

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Standing Up For Sugar, the Hypoglycemia Alert Dog

We are a tight-knit community.  I’m not talking about my neighbors in my hometown of Chicago.  I’m talking about my worldwide neighbors in the diabetic online community.  Anyone dealing with diabetes knows the bond that it brings.  When a person with diabetes is wronged, the rest of us feel the sting.  Most of us living with diabetes have stories about people badgering our diet choices,

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