Diabetic Chef Teaches America Reality Cooking

When Chris Smith was 27, he got bad news in the form of a type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Now known as the Diabetic Chef, Smith is making the most of having diabetes by “re-teaching America to cook.” ‘Reality Cooking’ Smith calls his culinary style “reality cooking.” He authored “Cooking With the Diabetic Chef,” a 150- recipe paperback cookbook filled with simple, basic everyday recipes, from

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Diabetes Heroes Come In All Ages

Last summer, I led the third annual swim-run biathlon for the Barton Center for Diabetes Education, which hosts two Massachusetts camps for children with type 1-Camp Joslin for boys and Camp Clara Barton for girls. It was at Camp Joslin that I met a memorable eight-year-old boy who exemplifies what being a diabetes hero is all about. I’ll call him “Adam.’ I spent a lot

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Together, On Our Own

“If you weren’t having this conversation with me, who, other than your wife, would you be having it with?”  That question, in response to something I’d said about treating my nine-year-old daughter’s diabetes, was posed to me over the phone by a friend I had made less than six months earlier. She has a daughter too, the same age as mine, who also has type

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Changing Habits, Changing Lives: Being Diagnosed in the Prime of Life Can Be Hard to Digest

You’re over 50 and taking time to smell the roses when suddenly you get stung. The doctor says you have type II diabetes and must alter your lifestyle. Forget those maple bars at the office every morning. Dust off your running shoes in the back of the closet. That midlife crisis has arrived, and it’s nothing you expected. Sixty-five year old Martin MacArthur of Winterhaven,

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