Breakfast: An Investment in Your Day

Consider breakfast an investment in your day. But the start of the day is hectic. Here are some quick and portable diabetic-friendly breakfast ideas.

 

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Consider breakfast an investment in your day. —Charlie Ayers, Food 2.0

We’ve heard it again and again. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But the start of the day is often hectic. Gotta get out of the door by a certain time. Don’t want to be late…

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day this is especially true for people with diabetes. Don’t eat and blood sugars can spike or crash leaving that foggy, yucky feeling behind for the rest of the day.

What makes a good breakfast anyway?

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Side-by-Side: Sweeteners

Being faced with the rainbow of sweetener packets at your favorite restaurant or coffeehouse is overwhelming. Which one to use? Most importantly, which one is most yummy?

 

Being faced with the rainbow of sweetener packets at your favorite restaurant or coffeehouse is overwhelming.

Which one to use? Which are “suitable” or “safe” or “appropriate” for people with diabetes? Most importantly, which one is most yummy?

I decided to do a little taste test and research. Here’s what I found.

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No Cure for Diabetes: What that DOESN’T mean

Last week I had a bit of a rant about there is no cure for diabetes…

Just because there isn’t a cure (yet) doesn’t mean it’s time to curl up and get ready to die a horrible death.

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Last week I had a bit of a rant about there is no cure for diabetes…

Just because there isn’t a cure (yet) doesn’t mean it’s time to curl up and get ready to die a horrible death.

Sure, managing diabetes is uncertain.

People with diabetes experience sugar highs despite their best efforts. People with diabetes experience sugar lows despite their best efforts. People with diabetes develop complications despite their best efforts.

Life is uncertain.

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No Cure for Diabetes: What that means…

Diabetes is complex and not completely understood. There is no cure.

 
 

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Kerri Morrone Sparling of Six Until Me wrote that there is no cure for diabetes in today’s BlogHer. All I have to say is hear, hear.

Diabetes is a medical condition. You can call it a disease if you want to. And there is no cure.

The causes of diabetes are complex and not completely understood. And there is no cure.

Diabetes is not a moral judgement of people’s lifestyle. You cannot give yourself diabetes. And there is no cure.

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Is that a tasty beverage…or a meal replacement?

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I was killing time yesterday waiting to pick up the girls from school when a hunger pang hit. With a few more errands to run before we got home I decided to get a snack…

There was Jamba Juice right across the parking lot. Mmmmm… A Chocolate Moo’d would taste so good. How bad can it be (for me)? I’ll get it with a protein boost. That will slow down my body’s metabolism of the carbs in it. Yeah. It’ll smooth out the smoothie in my blood stream. Yeah. It’s different from a big cup of juice, which is like drinking syrup. Yeah. I’ll share it with the girls. Split three ways it won’t be so much food. Yeah. It’s hot today a cool, smooth drink will be so nice and refreshing. Yeah.

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