I have been living for five years believing I was Type 1 in the United States. I got a call about a blood test I did recently while in Norway to measure how much insulin I actually make. I make insulin, but I just can't use it which is the description for Type 2 diabetes. … Continue reading I’ve been living a lie.
I have felt the pressure to be vegetarian or vegan in high school. Many of my closest friends decided to be one and I could understand their reasoning- the harming of animals. I totally get it. It was when I started to have stomach problems that I decided to be a non-red meat vegetarian and … Continue reading Be You With Your Food: Medical Needs vs Vegan
I sat there, once again in the chair, ready to be bombarded with weight, exercise and eating questions. This was like my brain, 24/7. Don't they understand? I plan all my meals, my drinks, my exercise and weight myself several times a day hoping the number changes. I don't need to be constantly reminded I … Continue reading Eating Disorders and Diabetes
I am angry. I am angry that I was tossed aside in America to have contrainindications. Loosing limbs, kidney failure, blood transfusions. . . . all were to be my future. The more I learn from the Norwegian healthcare system the more upset I feel. I believe healthcare is a right. Why should the rich … Continue reading American Healthcare is Stupid.
Diabetes Type 1 has friends that often come along for the ride. One of the for me is my recent diagnosis of diabetic gastroparesis. This means my stomach is paralyzed. My vagus nerve has been damaged, causing my stomach to empty too slowly. Once again, my eating habits have to change. The following is a … Continue reading I Eat All The Time
I have had tummy problems since my teens. I would eat steak or sausage. Later that night, I'd lay on the bathroom floor in pain until I would finally throw up. I went non-red meat vegetarian, and had as many no meat meals as possible to make the pain stop. It worked for awhile until … Continue reading Oh found it!
"You're a diabetic. Should you be eating that?" That is the single worst question to ask someone with diabetes. It's condescending. It's an insult. As if we don't know what we are putting in our mouths. But I needed that reminder. I needed to be reminded that the reality of my disease is it is … Continue reading Diabetic Reboot