Fight Hunger With Diabetes-Friendly Snacks

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When I’m out and about I never let myself get too hungry.

I don’t always know where I’m going to end up or what kind of food I’ll find there. Waiting too long to eat is dangerous. My blood sugar levels can go wacko. And once hunger sets in I’m likely to eat anything whether or not it’s good for me or even yummy.

My best defense in the fight against hunger is a diabetic-friendly snack. I always make sure I carry one with me. It’s part of being prepared. Continue reading “Fight Hunger With Diabetes-Friendly Snacks”

(Secret) Santa Baby, Forgot to Mention One Little Thing…

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No, it’s not a yacht as Ertha Kitt sang. As a person with diabetes please don’t give me sweets or baked goods.

We all know the drill for Secret Santa: Find some little thing that says “Happy Holidays.” Make it pretty with fancy wrapping paper or a gift bags. (Ever spend more on the wrapping than the gift? But I digress.) Add it to the stack in the breakroom. And wait anxiously for the time when the gifts are opened.

Secret Santa poses a number of social dilemnas : Don’t spend more than the set amount. Make sure it’s not too personal. Make sure it’s safe for work. No inside jokes. Etc. Etc. Etc. Add diabetes to the mix and a fun holiday tradition can become one more obligation.

As a person with diabetes I have one small request: Please no sugar fee stuff. Continue reading “(Secret) Santa Baby, Forgot to Mention One Little Thing…”

By the Cup: Flax Meal Muffin

The recipe promised a yummy flax meal muffin in less than five minutes. Would the results be better than the chocolate cake I tried?

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The recipe promised a healthy flax meal muffin in less than five minutes. Could be a yummy breakfast treat. Would the results be better than the chocolate cake in a mug I tried?

I’m intrigued by the idea of “baking” a single serving in a coffee mug using the microwave. It seems so full of possibilities: quick, easy, no leftovers, yumminess.

This week I tried making a flax meal muffin using a recipe I found on the boards at TuDiabetes. The recipe is very simple. Continue reading “By the Cup: Flax Meal Muffin”