The diabetic’s 24 hour survival guide

The Diabetic Prepper Kit

So… what’s going on? Car breakdown? Bad weather? Road closure? Here’s a better question: how are you going to get through this?

Continue: The diabetic’s 24 hour survival guide

Travel and emergency insulin storage

Emergency insulin storage

When traveling, or in the event of an emergency, insulin needs to be kept within the right temperature range. Here are several ways to do that.

Continue: Travel and emergency insulin storage

How to pack an emergency diabetes food kit

Emergency diabetes food kit

Diabetes emergency food kit. See what to pack and how to pack it.

Continue: How to pack an emergency diabetes food kit

How to handle a diabetic emergency

treat diabetes emergency

Passing out due to blood sugar levels can be life threatening. Learn how to be prepared.

Continue: How to handle a diabetic emergency

Emergency survival kit for diabetics

Diabetic's survival kit

Even small emergencies can be big trouble for the diabetic. Learn how to put together your own emergency kit.

Continue: Emergency survival kit for diabetics

Eating healthy on thirty carbs per day

This salad fits right into the thirty carb challenge

One simple example of how to stick to a healthy diet on thirty grams of carbohydrates per day.

Continue: Eating healthy on thirty carbs per day

Save money on lab work (specific to U.S.)

lab tests

As a diabetic, you probably have lab work done a few times a year. By shopping out your tests, you can save quite a bit of money. This is really important if you don’t have insurance. Even if you do, the prices you find may be less than your co-pay.

Continue: Save money on lab work (specific to U.S.)

ILUVIEN implants replace frequent eye injections for diabetics

ILUVIEN treats Macular Edema, a common diabetes related complication

ILUVIEN is an eye implant that lasts for three years. It replaces monthly eye injections for those with macular edema.

Continue: ILUVIEN implants replace frequent eye injections for diabetics

Is diabetes the cause of your headaches?

diabetes headaches, ugh!

Headaches can be brought on by everything from hormones to stress. Can they be caused by your blood sugar levels as well? It turns out the answer is yes.

Continue: Is diabetes the cause of your headaches?

Low-carb diabetic recipes

Low-carb diabetes recipes

Low-carb, keto and diabetes friendly recipes. I think these recipes are awesome, but please keep in mind that these are all links to external sites. There may be other recipes on these websites that don’t fit the same bill. Everyone’s diabetes is different.

Have a recipe that belongs on this page? Please let me know.

Continue: Low-carb diabetic recipes

Check your feet for diabetic neuropathy

Look for signs of neuropathy

No one can diagnose or truly recognize neuropathy (nerve damage) except your doctor. That being said, here’s something you can do at home to keep an eye on things.

Continue: Check your feet for diabetic neuropathy

The best low-carb fruits

Low-carb-fruitMost melons and berries are fine and can be topped with a healthy serving of full-fat whipped cream. This includes blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cantaloupe and watermelon. These foods are low in carbs, but you still have to count the carbs. They can add up rather quickly. Got more? Please let us know.

Continue reading “The best low-carb fruits”

Continue: The best low-carb fruits

A good way to spot check your BG

blood sugar spot checkMany people only check their BG levels once a day. Some less than that.

It’s a good idea to spot check once in a while. To “spot check,” measure your bg just before you start to eat and then again two hours later. This gives you a good idea of where you’re at after not eating for a while. It also tells you how that meal affected your blood sugar after a two hour period of time.

Continue: A good way to spot check your BG

The five hour diet

The five hour diet

If you’re in the habit of grazing, (hitting the kitchen all day for food,) then this may be the diet for you. This way of eating is especially good for diabetics.

Continue: The five hour diet

How to size-up a buffet, for diabetics

Sizing up the carbs in a buffet

So, here you are. Either at a holiday party, a restaurant buffet, picnic or a company potluck lunch. You glance at the buffet, albeit somewhat nervously. Maybe you know how some of the foods were prepared. For the most part, though, you don’t.

Continue: How to size-up a buffet, for diabetics

How to beat high morning blood sugars

High morning blood sugar

Waking up to high morning blood sugars is just… part of life. The morning BG blues are a common problem among diabetics. For some, it’s on-and-off. You’ll do fine for a while and then, boom, back to square one. For others, it can be an everyday struggle.

Continue: How to beat high morning blood sugars

Top five strategies for managing diabetes

Diabetes management strategy

Formulating and following an effective diabetes strategy is the key to your success.

Continue: Top five strategies for managing diabetes

Insulin injection tips — shoot like a pro

Inuslin injection tips

These are the insulin injection tips your doctor never gave you. Written for the injection pro!

Continue: Insulin injection tips — shoot like a pro

Nuts: an awesome food for diabetics

Best nuts for diabetics

Nuts are a healthy low-carb snack and a good emergency replacement meal. Find out which are the best, and why.

Continue: Nuts: an awesome food for diabetics

Perfect your fingertip BG testing

fingertip bg testing

Given that you test your blood glucose day after day, you might as well do it in such a way as to get the most out of it. Learn how to take more accurate, less painful fingertip BG tests.

Continue: Perfect your fingertip BG testing

Food testing 101 for diabetics

Setup for food testing

Find out which foods affect your blood sugar and by how much. Food testing helps you take total control of your diet.

Continue: Food testing 101 for diabetics