Greetings my fellow diabetics! I'm curious to know what you go for when a mad case of munchies strikes? I wouldn't dare reach my little hand into a bag of chips or down a slice of cake, so I have…Continue
"Pistachios in the shell--takes longer to eat 'em.Veggies & dipJerkyBaked tofuVery dark chocolateSingle-serve package of Terra chipsKale chipsflavored soy nutsVery small, very good (& expensive) cookies--one is satisfying."
"I love to snack on celery and peanut butter. String cheese is a good go to for salty stuff for me. I found a really good dark chocolate covered coffee bean to help me with my chocolate cravings. Sounds weird but really delicious"
"Celery with handground peanut butter (only peanuts in it); half a square of unsweetened baking chocolate (guaranteed you won't immediately go back for more). Oh, and I also do well with a little no sugar jello and a couple of tablespoons of…"
"Celery with raw almond butter, nuts, frozen berries, a cup of almond milk (low carb), string cheese, few squares of 70% dark chocolate. I try to stay away from any chemically processed sugar free foods."
"Some things I would snack on...but I rarely snack.
Babybel cheese,laughing Cow cream cheese, string cheese.
Peanut butter and celery sticks.
Almonds, walnuts, pecans
Canned chicken, Sardines King Oscar or Beach Cliff with hot sauce, Tuna or smoked…"
I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when I was 13. My younger sister had been diagnosed 4 years prior when she was just 6 years old. I guess you could say we were hit pretty hard with the crappy genes stick, but it has been nice that neither of us has to do this alone.
Having a diabetic buddy is pretty great. It's more than having someone to loan you test strips when yours have run out or force feed you orange juice when your blood sugar tanks. You can have the best, most supportive friends and family, but no one can understand completely unless they are going through the same thing.
I do find some help here from time to time, but I find it difficult to work out the levels - we in the UK measure in mmols so your numbers seem to be terrifying!!!! 9.9 is high - 120 or whatever is scary to me! Also there seems to be a lot of talks on pumps here, and that is not for me. First of all a clinic in the UK only has funding for two pumps a year, and also because I am numerically dyslexic I cannot go on an education course because of all the numbers involved!
Ha, I went to Los Angeles many years ago after my stint at Camp America at Syracuse. My sister is now living with her husband and two boys in San Francisco - went there for the first time last January! They are enjoying it, despite the difficulties.
Above is a photo of Diabetes Hands Foundation’s own Manny Hernandez with the stars of the Diabetes Co-Stars Video, “Strength in Numbers.” In case you haven’t heard the news yet, there is a new video making it’s way through the … Continue Reading
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading