Getting to Know the Glycemic Index

By Susan Learner Barr, M.S., R.D. In type 1 diabetes (T1D), to have good control of your blood-glucose levels, you need to learn how to count carbohydrates (CHO). That’s right, counting CHO is pretty much T1D “Diet 101.” First you learn that CHO are the main source of energy for your body—they are broken down […]

In the Spirit

Sam Talbot is in a holiday frame of mind. The 33-year-old chef and restaurateur, who burst onto the public scene as a contender, finalist, and “fan favorite” in season two of the hit reality show Top Chef, is always a kid again when it comes to Christmas. “I kind of have that Peter Pan syndrome […]

16 Self-Care Tips: Five Experts Offer Their Best Advice

Your Tour Guides for the Most Effective Diabetes Self-Care Ever: William Tamborlane, M.D. Trevor Orchard, M.B.B.Ch Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. Marian Rewers, M.D., Ph.D. Francine Kaufman, M.D. William Tamborlane, M.D., pioneer in the development of the insulin pump and deputy director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation; chief, Pediatric Endocrinology, Yale University, New Haven, CT “It’s […]

Q&A with World Renowned Chef Michel Nischan

Q&A with World Renowned Chef Michel Nischan

Michel Nischan, renowned chef, best-selling author, and winner of the 2004 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award, is credited with creating a cuisine of well-being. He focuses on pure ingredients and allows their natural flavors to dominate his dishes. Chef Nischan offered to share his personal relationship to type 1 diabetes and provides nutrition and cooking […]

Healthy Holiday Tips

The holiday season can be an especially tough time to stay healthy and on top of your diabetes management. Holiday parties, cold weather, travel, and stress can compound the everyday challenges of diabetes. The key is to stay focused on the basics: eating healthy, protecting your immune system, and staying active. Try incorporating these simple […]

Diabetes and Diet: A Recipe for Optimal Control

Just about everything we eat causes blood sugar to rise, and managing type 1 diabetes well depends on effectively balancing food, exercise, and insulin. In the past, hard and fast rules about diet made it a battleground in families, but with today’s array of new tools, new insulins, and new strategies, children and adults have […]

Blogger Round Table Session 6: Staying Fit with Type 1 Diabetes

Moderated by Allison Blass Exercise is a crucial element of a healthy life with diabetes. Among a myriad of other benefits like burning calories and keeping the heart healthy, exercise also helps the body use insulin more effectively and helps to naturally lower blood sugar levels. People find different ways to stay active–hiking, biking, running, […]

Blogger Round Table Session 4: All About Food

Moderated by Allison Blass For some people with diabetes, food is a necessary evil. We need it to survive, but it is also one of the more unpredictable and confusing aspects of our management. Between balancing carbs with fat and protein, each meal can seem like a hurdle. With a bit of education and a […]