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Low carb living with type 1 diabetes

Why you need a glucagon kit

Many years ago when I lived in the UK something tragic happened at work. I was a waitress at a small neighborhood restaurant and my colleague had only been there for a few weeks, when she ordered the lunch special. The problem was this: the special was buttermilk chicken, and she was severely allergic…

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23:1, or One Meal A Day Diet

A couple of months back the bear was suffering from food fatigue. In an ironic twist the diabetes that had made me unable to eat anything, had made our whole life evolve around food. Whereas before we had eaten whenever we were hungry, I was now eating three regular meals a day…

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Most Googled Diets

Every year Google releases statistics of what people have searched the most for. As I looked through the lists I realized that I had no idea who most of the people on there were, but on the diet front I was up to date. A sign of getting old perhaps? Google processes 40,000 search queries…
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Staying in touch with the pig

When you’re a diabetic on a low carb diet high in meat you have some ethical concerns. I’ve read Peter Singer and I didn’t eat meat for several years when I was younger. I’ll always pay a bit more for the ethical option. In addition to knowing that the animal had a decent life, there…
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The book every diabetic should read

Dr Bernstein is my hero. I was lucky enough to come across his book The Diabetes Solution when I was newly diagnosed. It advocates normal blood sugars for diabetics by following a very low carbohydrate diet. At the time I was carb counting, or trying to match the grams of carbohydrates in my meals with larger insulin doses…

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Does drinking water lower blood glucose?

So does drinking water lower blood glucose? If you’re dehydrated, yes. In this case it will increase your glomerular filtration rate and give the excess sugar somewhere to go. Some people recommend that you drink lots of water after eating a high carbohydrate meal and spiking your blood sugar though. While it’s not going to…
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Low carb food at the end of the world

Prague has turned into a ghost town with the COVID-19 epidemic. After the government declared a state of emergency last week, there’s an apocalyptic feel in the streets. All bars, restaurants, and shops (with supermarkets and pharmacies the exception) have closed. So has the border. Looking out the window this morning I noticed that everyone was wearing facemasks…

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The case for a low carbohydrate breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This old adage has nothing to do with science. It was created by Adventists Jackson and Kellogg to sell more breakfast cereal in the 19th century. Later the bacon industry jumped on the bandwagon, which cemented the myth…

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