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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Fight diabetes: snacks

At some point, it’s inevitable, you’ll be hungry between meals. There can be many reasons for it: insufficient meal (you can be too hardcore in your diet), exercise, or just you feel like eating because you had a bad day. You shouldn’t be, but we live in the real world…

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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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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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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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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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