Day To Day

Fight diabetes: breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s not just my grandmother that says it: studies have shown that the right breakfast sets the tone for the day. As a diabetic, breakfast has 2 aims: fill you up so that you’re not hungry before lunch (snacking is a…

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Day To Day, Glycemia

Basics: listen to your body

As you get used to controlling your glycemia, your body starts to get used to living with its new levels of blood sugar and you get more attuned to the signs of an abnormal variation. In my case, when my blood sugar goes above 130mg/dl, I get a dull headache.…

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Day To Day, Tips

Track everything, all the time

One of the things I put in place from day one is to track everything.If you don’t know what’s happening, you can’t progress and you can’t keep yourself accountable. As a diabetic, one very important thing to track is your glycemia. You can’t know how your body behaves if you…

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Diagnostic: diabetic

At the end of May 2022, a routine blood test (my parents were insisting that I had one done) discovered that my HbA1c was over 7%. In other words: I’m diabetic. It came as a surprise because I didn’t feel particularly bad. To me there had been no change in…

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