Basics, Day To Day, Glycemia

Basics: glycemia curve

One of the most important things to do once diagnosed with diabetes is to start tracking your glycemia. This is the one indicator that will tell you how your body is doing, the effect of what you eat or do, and more generally how your condition evolves. But to monitor…

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Basics, Day To Day, Tips

Fight diabetes: become vegetarian

When you’re diagnosed with diabetes, you know it’s going to be a life-changing event. There are several strategies you can adopt to help getting into remission. One of them is to switch to a plant-based diet. There are many reasons why you’d want to become vegetarian: you don’t like meat,…

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Basics, Day To Day

Fight diabetes: lose weight

I’m an engineer, but I also have a doctorate. Which means I approach problems from two points of view: how does it work and what does it mean (the doctor in me), and how do I fix it with minimal effort and most elegance (the engineer in me). So when…

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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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