Tag Archive | Low carb

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 […]

Nurture Three Day Juice Cleanse – Nourishment or Nonsense?

Nurture Three Day Juice Cleanse – Nourishment or Nonsense?

I can already see you rolling your eyes. Juices?! As in… no food?! Well, no solids… yes. For three days. It happened, I did it, and it was amazing for my body, my mind and my blood sugars. More detail on that in a bit, but just what exactly would possess a food loving self-confessed […]

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 Gets Sent Packing…

YFT1 Gets Sent Packing…

Watch me first. Read me second… Ohhh another stuuuuupid video! Apparently you quite liked watching me running around getting drunk and being a general idiot (bar lunges, anyone?) so I thought I’d capture a bit more of my ridiculous existence. Being that it’s summer and given all the extra things we have to consider when […]

Pizza Perils… Carb Coma!

I talk a LOT about how hard it is to be a diabetic on a day-to-day basis. Not in a ‘woe is me’ way, because there are much worse things out there than diabetes, and actually, despite all the injections and the prescriptions and the hypos, I’m very thankful to be living a pretty normal […]

The Highs and the Lows…

The Highs and the Lows…

I’m talking hypo vs hyper. Hypoglycaemia aka low blood sugars against hyperglycaemia, that which our breed (y’know, diabetics) call high blood sugars. I’ve gone into some detail about the extent to which hypos are a big ol’ pain in the arse (an unfortunate place for a hyperlink. But then, who doesn’t love a bold arse?!), […]

Testing, Testing…

It took me a long time to get my head around the fact that avoiding testing my blood sugars was not doing me any favours. Years, actually. I think for many people there is an element of guilt when a reading screams double figures at you, and you know full well it was down to […]

Off On Adventures…

Right folks. I must bid you so long, farewell, adieu. It’s been a pleasure knowing you… Don’t worry, I’m not fobbing off the blog after the grand total of less than a month. When I started writing this I very much thought that might happen but, you see, I appear to be too far in […]

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. […]