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  • Fasting with Diabetes
    This morning I had fasting blood labs drawn. Fasting can be a challenge for people who take insulin. In the perfect world, our basal (background) insulin would keep us steady in our target range if we don’t eat. However – newsflash! – diabetes is not a perfect science. People who wear insulin pumps may have a slightly easier time managing during a fast (you can increase or decrease your basal rate as needed). People who ... Read More
    Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • The Gift of Agency
    Have you heard of agency? I’m not talking about an organization or office. I’m hearing and reading agency, meaning the ability to act, more and more. I think of agency as feeling in control. One place it came up recently was in the language paper AADE and ADA published last year. One of the studies cited in that paper described how when people with diabetes are compared to a standard of “control” they may feel as if they are less ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Pros and Cons of a Ketogenic Diet
    Ketogenic diets are a trending topic. Pinterest and instagram are loaded with recipes oozing with bacon, cheese, butter and coconut oil. Fat, fat and more fat! So what’s the deal with this crazy high fat diet? Proponents of keto diets... The post Pros and Cons of a Ketogenic Diet appeared first on Martha McKittrick RD, CDE, CHWC • • NY Nutritionist. ... Read More
    Published on Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • I “hope,” not “suffer”
    I’ve often told the story of the health care provider who asked me how long I had suffered from diabetes. I told her (at the time – this was about 22 years ago), “I’ve had diabetes for 20 years, but I don’t suffer.” I’ve read other people’s posts about not liking the word, “suffer,” and I’m glad I’m not the only one. I’ve also acknowledged that when someone is raising funds for diabetes (or another cause) ... Read More
    Published on Monday, April 2, 2018
  • grilled tofu steaks with spicy strawberry-ginger glaze
    I was fortunate to host an amazing dietetic intern (Karsyn Tall) this spring. As part of her internship experience, I asked her to create a seasonal Meatless Monday-friendly recipe. Look at what she created. I hope you enjoy these memorable tofu steaks as much as I do! Here’s what she says: “Looking for a way to spice up your springtime? You have to try this delicious dish that’ll satisfy your tastebuds with naturally sweet ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, April 1, 2018
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