What To Eat

Eating well is one of life’s greatest pleasures and everyone needs to make healthy, balanced choices, not just people with Type 1 diabetes. Understanding what you are eating, how much you are eating and knowing how to match your insulin are good basics to come to the table with — whether eating at home or out on the town.

Halloween — T1D Tips for a Not-So-Scary Holiday

Witches and goblins and ghouls — oh, my! Snickers and Skittles and Twix — oh, no! Are you dreading Halloween and the influx of sugar-packed treats that are circulating the neighborhood? Don’t worry! Beyond Type 1 has come up with these T1D Halloween tips that will put you at ease and keep your pumpkin(s) grinning.

How Medications Can Impact Type 1 Diabetes Management

Being sick stresses the body, and when your body’s stressed it releases blood-glucose raising hormones. These hormones can even prevent insulin from properly lowering your levels. Consider the following when taking cold medicine

Caffeine and Type 1 Diabetes

Have you ever noticed a difference in your blood sugar after drinking a big cup of coffee or tea? Some studies show that caffeine can indeed have an affect on your blood glucose levels – exaggerating the body’s response to carbohydrates and spiking blood sugars after meals.

Fasting with Type 1 Diabetes

In the Type 1 community, food and eating habits are not only a common subject of conversation, but a necessary component of management. A common dietary practice that is important to acknowledge in this space is Fasting.

Is folic acid a trigger for Type 1 diabetes?

The folate cycle is a cellular process that helps the body maintain a strong immune system. A recent study by two Diabetes Research Institute scientists explored an unexpected relationship between this micronutrient and autoimmune conditions — specifically, diabetes.

My Relationship to Food has Forever Changed

It seems like in an instant I went from a sugar-cereal-eating, corner-piece-of-the-cake-loving child to a cautious carb-counting 20-something machine.

Navigating Wellness Trends with Type 1 Diabetes

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Cultivating a truly “well” body takes time and effort, much like tending to a garden.

Type 1 Diabetes and UTIs

While a UTI might typically be something that is easily treated, it can become dangerous for someone with Type 1 diabetes.

Ketones & Low Carb Diets

We all are taught that ketones can result from high blood sugar or illness, but what I have recently experienced has illuminated another danger with regard to ketones – cutting out carbs.

The Gluten-free Diet — Fad or Necessity?

The Gluten-free diet has been on the rise for the past few years and currently about 1 in 5 Americans follow it. In my experience, there is still a lot of confusion around this diet, its purpose and its benefits. In fact, many people don’t even know what gluten is.

How To Be T1D Smart(ies) Around the Holidays

The reality is whether you are an adult living with T1D or parenting a kid with T1D, having a plan for the holidays, balance, and tools at your disposal is not optional. So, here are four ideas to get you started.

From Junk Food Lover to Nutrition Nut!

All that I could think about was never having burgers again, or enjoying chocolate and junk food. I made it worse by staring at ‘naughty’ foods in the supermarket. A secret addiction of mine was to sneak lollies in the supermarket trolley and eat them on the drive home. I became a closet junk food eater.

6 Nutrition Bars that Will Change Your Life

With all the various brands and flavors of nutrition bars available today, no one bar is going to taste the same as another. The same goes for the effect that they will have on our bodies (and BG levels!)

The Mediterranean Diet Gave My Son his Best A1C

Roman began (again) a daily regimen of insulin therapy. To accelerate Roman’s weight gain, we immediately incorporated pastas, meat and marinara sauces, and legumes. It became evident to us that our most satisfying and nourishing meals, and Roman’s best A1C results, were linked with a combined daily exercise regimen.