Tag Archive | diet

To Pump, Or Not To Pump?

To Pump, Or Not To Pump?

I’d like to put it out there immediately that this post has nothing to do with my digestive movements… The insulin pump. An absolutely wondrous example of technological advancement being used for good. They gave me a batch of syringes when I was diagnosed as a back up to my injection pen. We’ve come a […]

Type 1 Uncut – Speaking up about life with Diabetes

Type 1 Uncut – Speaking up about life with Diabetes

As I mentioned in my last post, some lovely things are coming out of Diabetes Week 2014. As the week draws to a close I wanted to talk a little bit about the lovely, funny, heart-warming bunch of videos that have been launched this week, aka #Type1Uncut. As a young person, it’s damn hard to […]

The Wrong Stuff: Thoughts on the Twitter furore over a talk show debate

“Does every good child deserve an Easter Egg? One in four kids is overweight or obese and here we are about to ram their little gullets with tooth rotting, diabetes-causing chocolate.” If you don’t recognise that sentence, let me enlighten you. This was, and still is, a Facebook and Twitter post and concurrent similar on-air […]

Being a Diabetic in Six Minutes of Genius

Being a Diabetic in Six Minutes of Genius

Oh hi Friday! There you are innocently going about your day? Stop for six minutes (and 47 seconds) and give the following your full attention. For all the hard-hitting, expensive, flashy, heart-wrenching, serious, funny, clever, boring, stupid, wonderful ad campaigns I have seen about living with a medical condition, I have never seen anything like […]

Happy Pancake Day! Clean, Low GI Recipe

Happy Pancake Day! Clean, Low GI Recipe

Ohhhh pancakes. After discussing my deep and complicated love/not so love affair with bread in the last post, along comes pancake day. Flour, flour everywhere… We just cannot get away from the white stuff. This has all appeared just a bit too quickly while I’m still shifting the final remains of the Christmas waistline (yesIknowit’sMarch), and […]

LivLife Bread – The Low Carber’s Dream?

LivLife Bread – The Low Carber’s Dream?

Bread. Mmmmm… Bread. Lovely, fluffy, crunchy, warm, cuddle-in-your-actual-mouth bread. Like many people, diabetic or not, it’s the stuff of my dreams, and of my nightmares. Over the years me and my body have been rebounding through an intense love-hate carbohydrate relationship. The whole reason I started this site four (FOUR!) years ago was because I’d […]

YFT1 Goes To A Yoga Retreat – Review of Kaliyoga, Spain

YFT1 Goes To A Yoga Retreat – Review of Kaliyoga, Spain

I tried to make this video complete so that you could sit back and enjoy without having to wade through a text blog entry afterwards explaining all the numbers and fun stuff. Sooo, have a watch and please pipe up with your thoughts and comments about yoga, wellness, exercise and diabetes and whether anything I’m […]

HbA1PHEW

I was supposed to have my HbA1c checked in July. JULY. Nearly half a year ago, and bearing in mind that I need to get it checked every 12 months, that ain’t so cool. (If HbA1c means nothing to you, have a looksee here. Or here for the real, proper, accurate, non-rambling, non-Jen explanation). The […]

Fail to prepare…

…Prepare to fail. It was bound to happen. So completely and utterly inevitable. And of course it won’t be the last time by a long stretch of the imagination. Here I was a week ago, all smug and filled with enthusiasm that my new plan to be the Wonder Woman of Diabetes was going fantabulously. […]

Hi, My Name’s Jen And I’m A Low-Carber.

It struck me yesterday that the main reason I started all this was to document my journey from Queen of Bread to low-carb city. I’ve been side-tracked somewhat by regurgitating my experiences of the endless complexities of living with diabetes, which seem to have tickled some people and opened the eyes of others (A.Maz.Ing). I […]