Squashing the carbs.

I’ve heard for years that spaghetti squash can make a great substitute for traditional pasta noodles, but for whatever reason I’d never tried it. Until Tuesday night. Which is when my world was rocked. Look, nothing is ever going to truly replace the carby deliciousness of regular pasta, but this squash business is the best […]

Shove over, carbs!

You know you’re diabetic when you go to lunch and your plate looks like this when you’re finished.  I went to Pei Wei (speedy chinese food) for lunch yesterday and ordered a spicy chicken and veggie dish. When the server asked me if I wanted brown or white rice with my meal, I should have […]

Still Life: Things for lows.

Happy Friday folks. Here’s my artistic rendition of the various items I use for low blood sugars. The GU packs come running with me, and to my boyfriend’s house so I don’t have to steal his room mate’s orange juice when I’m low. The frosting is for my home fridge. I like the taste and […]

Working lunch.

Those of you who checked in on the blog last week know that I was at a crzay-busy meeting without a computer on which to blog. Last week’s meeting was inspiring, fun, and challenging all at the same time. Although I was technically in Dallas for four days, we only left the hotel once in […]

Use your Noodle!

I think every person with diabetes has a food that they just love, but is quite simply no good for their blood sugar. Some people love cookies, some love chips, but for me, nothing beats a big, steamy, hefty bowl of pasta. I absolutely love noodles, but with 44grams of carb per serving, they’re hardly […]

A picture is worth 1,000 carbs…

Sometimes, there are just no words to describe the irony of a situation. It’s just too perfect, too fitting, too ridiculous to try and sum up with mere vocabulary. And one of those times occurred on Thursday, the Day of Thanks, just as I sat down to what can only be described as a glorious, decadent, […]

In need of a plan.

I have a pretty stressful few weeks coming up here. The Super SEAL team triathlon is this Sunday, Tour de Cure is 10 days away, and work ain’t slowing down. Combine that with a few (VERY) early morning news appearances for Tour coming up, and I’ll be short on sleep and high on energy needs. […]

The Breakfast of (Diabetic) Champions: Meatloaf

I had meatloaf for breakfast today. Yep, that’s right meatloaf. And it was damn good too! Not to mention, super-duper low in carbs. Only bolused 1.5 units for the whole kit and caboodle. Let me back up for a  minute – I’ve been in a bit of a food rut lately. I feel like I’ve […]

South Beach ain’t got nothin’ on Bernstein

Yesterday I conducted a clinical trial using myself as the primary (and only) subject. Taking some hints from Dr. Bernstein’s The Diabetes Solution and general ‘betes gut feelings developed over 16 years of living with this disease, I forced myself to eat less than 30 grams of carbohydrates yesterday. And I am stoked on the […]

Blood sugar landmines, and other breakfast items.

I’m standing in line at Starbucks for my daily fuel-up of caffeine when I realize….crap – I forgot my breakfast in the fridge at home. My usual weekday brekky is micro-waved egg-whites with a lil’ turkey sausage and soy cheese mixed on top – it’s low in carbs, easy to make, and easy to stash […]