Diabetes Expert Blog Posts

  • Best Eating Disorder Recovery Analogy The Log
    The Log: An Analogy by Anita Johnston If you have ever suffered with an eating disorder or work with those struggling with disordered eating you may have found them difficult to explain or understand.  We have to accept the fact that eating disorders do not make logical sense.   No one chooses to have an eating disorder.   Eating disorders are mental illnesses that have a genetic component. They are often triggered by a ... Read More
    Published on Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Insulin Pump on Vacation: Handy Checklist
    Travel is good for the soul. There is no need to fear taking a break to see the world with an insulin pump. With planning and preparation, travel can be thoroughly enjoyed without stress. Know that all Diabetes-related supplies, equipment and medication are allowed when traveling. Take your insulin pump on vacation! First, follow these tips to be travel-ready as you are preparing go on a new adventures. ... Read More
    Published on Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Feeling 42…Opening Up And Speaking My Truth
    42. So now I’m not “almost 40” or “just turned 40”…I am in my 40s. It feels like yesterday when I was so scared to turn 40, and having a celebration was imperative. I could skip over 42. 42 is one of those random years, like 22, 32, 52…I mean, they are just kind of “whatever” years, and therefore “whatever” birthdays, right? I wasn’t even going to celebrate at all this year. 42, who cares? ... Read More
    Published on Friday, February 21, 2020
  • 39 Potential New Continuous Glucose Monitors for Diabetes
    No less than 39 different companies are now developing new CGMs for diabetes. ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • How to Get Kids to Eat Fruits and Vegetables (One Tip You’ve Never Heard Before: NanoSalad)
    Thank you to NanoSalad for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Whenever I give workshops on how to raise healthy and happy eaters (if you want me to visit your community to speak about this or other issues related to cooking for and feeding your family, please get in touch!), one of the questions that I get every time is: how do I get my kid to eat fruits and vegetables? It is ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • New Non Fibrillating Insulin To Be a Game-Changer for Pump Users
    You have probably never heard the term “insulin fibrillation” before or have even the slightest idea of what it means. But, if you are a type 1 pump user, odds are, this little-known chemical process affects you on a daily basis. And that is why the announcement that a new insulin compound that does not fibrillate is such a big deal. This newly synthesized insulin analog called ‘glycoinsulin’ has shown the same glucose-lowering effects of ... Read More
    Published on Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Natural Sugar Substitutes
    Are non nutritive sweeteners safe? If you’ve been thinking about cutting back on your intakes of added sugars, then you may have considered swapping in some of the newer natural sugar substitutes on the market like stevia and monk fruit. But, are they safe? Let’s explore this below. Read More
    Published on Thursday, February 20, 2020
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