managing diabetes with company

HbA1c: It’s just a number

Registered dietitian Katie Bartel discusses the pitfalls of striving for a perfect HbA1c, and encourages both the T1D community and healthcare professionals to look at the broader picture, beyond the number.

Diabetes… and company

Full disclosure part 2: My diabetes SUCKED the 10 days we had company. I realized rather quickly in my mother-in-law and niece’s stay that having company was in no way the same as going on vacation. Not just because I wasn’t the one experiencing a new place, but also because when Big Ring and I travel we are predominantly the ones choosing where we eat, what we eat, when we eat. And we are walking miles and miles throughout the day so if I choose a sweet treat or a meal that might be frowned upon with those in the old-school diabetes hood, it’s okay – because it’s balanced. Berlin 2010, Brandenburg Gate: Now this is my kind of vacationing! While we had hoped to tickle their taste buds with some of our favourite haunts, it became quite apparent that, for the most part, was not going to happen. You …

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