CONTROL. Why does that word pit us against each other in the diabetes community and make some feel superior? Where should we place our focus instead?
How are you going to spend the last 6 weeks of 2018? Here are some practical tips to help you change your habits starting today and create a sustainable lifestyle change that will start 2019 right!
Whether you practice meditation, active centering such as yoga or thai chi, or Dr. Bernstein's method of self-hypnosis, any form of relaxation and mindful focus can be beneficial to maintaining blood glucose levels.
Want to improve your diabetes management? Curious about low carb methods for diabetes? Maybe you're eating LC but not achieving the blood sugar results you'd like. Join our “Real Life Low Carb” online course! You'll get a supportive community, tons of useful, real life information, along with videos, coaching, and an ebook workbook. Join us today!
How do you set a goal? More importantly, how do you actually follow through to reach that goal? Learn how and why here - and practice with these specific steps to successfully reaching your goals.
We've posted all 15 of our Spring Training Series videos here, along with links and useful information that was discussed in each video. If you're looking for a quick daily guide to get started with low carb for diabetes, this is it!
What's the difference between discipline and commitment? Which should you focus on and why? We discuss it all here - and where you should focus for success in eating low carb.
There's been more overt nastiness within the diabetes community. Let's agree to disagree. Let's focus on US and what our needs, motivations and goals are today. Let's realize that everyone is on this diabetes journey together. Let's be kind.
Is being a control freak really a bad thing? What if I say that i don't really "control" my Type 1 Diabetes, but because of my controlled diet and corresponding small amounts of insulin, T1 Diabetes is somewhat self-regulating? Absolutely impossible? Read more....
Why should I focus my energy on the negatives of this world when there are so many INCREDIBLE things? Why do I want such a heavy, negative thoughts to drag me down?
The whole spirit behind this site is to maintain a positive voice, and focus what we can do to help ourselves.
The song "Verge" by singer/songwriter Owl City is a perfect example illustrating how I feel making the decision to eat low carb. This is not some small choice. This is a commitment to take control of your life back from Diabetes. "We're on the verge of the rest of our lives tonight." Watch the video, read the lyrics here and let me know what you think. Do you agree?
For several years (during both of my pregnancies and the time in between) I maintained A1c levels of 5.8% to 6.3% (this falls within the ADA's recommendations of "Tight Control") and my doctors were thrilled. BUT these levels were due to dramatic daily highs and lows, which lead to a lot of danger, uncertainty and stress. I often had no idea what was causing high blood glucose levels and would blame my pump, or my calculations, or myself.
If your single goal is perfection, you're going to stumble, not live up to your own expectations and/or drive yourself crazy trying. This is nowhere more apparent than with Type 1 Diabetes.
I do my best every day, I read as much as possible, I write, I post. Diabetes is on my mind 24/7 but I'm not perfect.
The path to self discovery and self improvement is often difficult and paved with boulders. We must persevere. We must keep going. There is help along the way, so don't give up. Your struggles are not unique. Help is nearby and is on the same path. They will catch you when you stumble and buoy you up when you need. They are your tribe....