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Smoky Bacon Burgers w/ Deep-Fried Potato Balls

Tonight I revisited my Smoky Avocado Burgers, this time with the bacon I missed in the first go. I also breaded and deep-fried some leftover mashed potatoes.

Smoky Bacon Burgers

The burgers were true to my first recipe, except that I didn't have buns and just toasted some honey oat bread instead. Just… Continue

Added by Walker on June 13, 2008 at 9:01pm — 3 Comments

Good Day/Long Night...Still Happy

Yesterday, I met with my pump consultant this time to get me on the CGM. We met at the PX on post, which is a very public area. I took out all of my little gadgets while I waited for Tim the pump man to meet me. The display of alcohol swabs, carrier, senserter, and introducer needle all over the little cafeteria table I could only wonder what people were thinking. To someone who is not diabetic or does not know a diabetic it may have looked like I was up to no good, especially on an army post… Continue

Added by Diana on June 13, 2008 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Mmm, bacon!

This morning I made cheese & onion omelettes, roasted potatoes, and... Mmm, bacon! Since Steff doesn't like onions, I made half of the omelettes with just cheese, onion powder, & garlic powder. For the rest, I used the onions I pre-cooked when I made that Spicy Citrus Tilapia.

It's all part of my clever scheme to have the world's most well-stocked refrigerator. Steff… Continue

Added by Walker on June 13, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Back from Holidays

ok, im back from my vacation and had a great time. I managed to keep my BG levels right on target apart from 1 reading ( when I had kfc ) lol

Added by christina on June 13, 2008 at 2:53am — No Comments

i did it

hi everyone well i did i got my ac1 test back and it down to 7.2 so it gone down from 7.5 next i hope to get to 7 well that all for now take care shelly

Added by shellyj on June 12, 2008 at 9:03pm — No Comments

One Year and Going Strong

One year ago today our daughter, Olivia, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It doesn't seem possible that an entire year has passed us by. Wow. They say that "the first year is always the toughest". I hope so. We made it through one year and we are still going strong. A few days ago my husband and myself were deciding if we should make today a "big deal". It seemed kind of strange to celebrate the day that Olivia was diagnosed. We decided - why not!… Continue

Added by Ronda Darling on June 12, 2008 at 8:28pm — 5 Comments

I am back and here to stay

Well not to scare everyone, but I am back after a lengthy absence. I apologize to some of you for not answering all your emails or comments but I had some issues that had to be worked out. I was sort of feeling unwelcome but now know what it really was about. I am ready to tackle this disease head on and also am now ready to give my 2 cents on what I know to everyone. WOW, it feels good to be back home at “Tudiabetes”. Look out, here I come…………………………

Added by Jeffrey on June 12, 2008 at 10:52am — 4 Comments


I was talking with Alex about how I would be so happy if a cure for diabetes was discovered. He asked me what I would do if a cure was found and I told him I would do the "happy dance". "What would you do, Alex?" "I would run outside and yell I'M FREE, I'M FREE!" This made us both fall on the floor in fits of giggles.

Added by Beth on June 12, 2008 at 7:02am — No Comments

God please stop it from Raining....(Diabetic Slump)

I have been podding for almost a month and I thought everything was going to be "peachy" and it was up until a few weeks ago. My bg's have been sucking in the AM. I am trying to think positive but I don't like seeing my fasting numbers up in the 125-150.

I am frustated...

I am upset...

I am doing everything right...

I can't figure out why my fasting BG's are so out of wack....

Gosh just thinking about it is making me want to go back to shots.

Maybe I… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on June 11, 2008 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

Awesome taste from a great low carb snack!

Wow, things have been hectic of late, but I finally got a review up I've been planning to do for a couple of weeks. The South Beach Living Chocolate Mint Snack Bar Delights were great!

Is anyone else as impressed with the Kraft South Beach products as I am? It seems like everything they do is just a cut above the other products out there.

Added by Glucoholic on June 11, 2008 at 8:50pm — 3 Comments

another trip to the endo...

So my endo has decided she wants to see me every 4 weeks. I dont' know if thats good or bad. Shes never shown me this much intrest the whole time i've been diabetic. BUT i want these sugars down to get going on baby number 2. The next appt were gonna do my a1c again. we'll see what happens. With 8.2 last time..and it only being 2 months instead of the 3..i dont' think were gonna see much of a change....but one can only hope. Theres been some stress i've been dealing with. I think i put too much… Continue

Added by Rachael on June 11, 2008 at 5:10pm — No Comments

48 Days

Thats how long it took me to realize what I have.

It started after reading a forum post from someone that had been on a pump for a week, and I realized what I had been doing. I had taken this goal to get on the pump and ran with it, I had fooled myself into thinking everything would be all right once I got on the pump. It gave me a goal to work for, something to focus my efforts on. So I focused on learning how to count carbs, how my body reacts to different foods. I changed the way… Continue

Added by Stephen Przepiora on June 11, 2008 at 2:07pm — 6 Comments

My best A1C ever and A1c's Change to Average Mean Blood Glucose

I am so happy: I got word about my most recent A1C test - 6.2! My best A1C ever! :)

I guess based on this article I was reading yesterday that translates into an average of 131.24 mg/dL.

To convert an A1c to the new average mean blood glucose, the article offers this formula:
eAG(mg/dl) = (28.7 X HbA1c) – 46.7

Added by Manny Hernandez on June 11, 2008 at 2:06pm — 13 Comments

Fear of DKA – what we know, what we don’t, and what we NEED to know

Now I had a slight knowledge of what DKA or Diabetic Ketoacidosis is, thanks in part to my being an Administrator of this site, but no REAL knowledge. So I set out to find what I didn’t know. I asked lots of my friends with diabetes, many of whom are T1’s. They either haven’t had a case of DKA or experienced it when they were young, at the time of diagnosis. I wanted to search out the facts, as there is such a fear related to DKA, and I wanted to truly know why.

WHAT WE… Continue

Added by landileigh on June 11, 2008 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

Spicy Citrus Tilapia w/ Crispy Roasted Potatoes

I like using hot sauce and peppers to make the flavors of my food really "pop," but this can easily be made mild by leaving the hot sauce out. The most dangerous part of the tilapia recipe is the orange juice & cider glaze. Used just as a marinade, you get the flavor without so much sugar. If you make the glaze, just take it easy.

Also, the Crispy Roasted Potatoes are very crunchy & satisfying. Keep your portions small, and use the leftovers as home fries when you make an… Continue

Added by Walker on June 11, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Cumin-Crusted Sirloin

Wow. I repeat, wow!

Tonight I strutted my stuff bigtime. Publix had top sirloin on sale for $3.99/lb, so I bought a huge 3.5 lb steak -- two inches thick and beautiful! Coated it with kosher salt, cumin, mustard flour, smoked paprika, & cracked black pepper. Rub on a little canola oil, sear ludicrously 4-5 minutes per side, then pop into a 400º oven for 10 minutes. It came out crusty, medium-done inside, and juicy like you wouldn't believe. Let the meat rest 5 minutes, and… Continue

Added by Walker on June 11, 2008 at 3:30am — No Comments

Smoky Annatto Petite Sirloin

4 petite sirloin steaks

6-8 cloves roasted garlic

1 small onion, wedged

1 16oz pkg baby spinach leaves

1/3 cup annatto oil

1/4 cup Luscious Soy paste

2 tbsp ground cumin

1 tbsp smoked paprika

zest & juice of 1 lemon

kosher salt

black pepper

In a small bowl, I puréed the roasted garlic. (Same technique as in the Honey Mango Chicken, meaning I squished it thoroughly with a fork.) I added the cumin, paprika, soy paste, salt, pepper,… Continue

Added by Walker on June 11, 2008 at 2:38am — No Comments

Smoky Avocado Burgers

I wish I'd thought to take a picture. These burgers were pretty! Pretty good, too. Best I ever made. The only thing missing was bacon.


1.5 lbs ground chuck

1 tbsp Luscious Soy Paste (thicker, richer than soy sauce)

2 tsp annatto oil (made with annatto, garlic, thyme, paprika, and black pepper)

2 tsp garlic oil

1 tsp A1 Sesame Teriyaki sauce

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp smoked paprika

kosher salt

black pepper

green onions,… Continue

Added by Walker on June 11, 2008 at 2:37am — No Comments

Sweet & Smoky Omelettes w/ Smoked Kielbasa

When I was working down in the Keys, I got several opportunities to watch the hotel chef make omelettes for their breakfast buffet. I'd forgotten that until mom asked how I made such pretty omelettes this morning. The chef's technique kept flashing through my mind, both today and when I was in Phoenix making an omelette for dinner. (That one was pretty, too. I was very proud.)

6… Continue

Added by Walker on June 11, 2008 at 2:35am — No Comments

Best tilapia yet! Roasted butternut squash! Baba ganoush!

I changed my tilapia recipe a bit tonight, and I love the results. I can't begin to guess at the real ratios, but I'd say the marinade is 1/2 soy sauce, 1/4 rice wine vinegar, 1/8 balsamic vinegar, and 1/8 canola oil. I added garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, fresh-ground black pepper, Chinese five spice powder, a dash of hot sauce, and a dash of lime juice.

This is mostly the same as I've done before, but I usually include turmeric, paprika, and maybe ancho chile powder… Continue

Added by Walker on June 11, 2008 at 2:34am — No Comments

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