A1C New Tip: Eat 4-5 Real Meals a Day
Too often, under-eating in the first two-thirds of the day can lead to over-eating at the end of the day. Too often, we try to lose weight by restricting our eating all day long only to find ourselves binge-eating at the end of the day when our body is begging for the calories it needs. For a person with diabetes, this can also mean your body is getting way [...]
A1C Tip: Change Your Goal Blood Sugar Range
Did you know your A1c actually translates to a blood sugar level and range? Your eAG (estimated average blood glucose) is an extremely helpful way to understand why your A1c is or is not at your goal. Use the American Diabetes Association’s handy calculator to translate A1c levels to an average blood sugar level and overall range. 12% = 298 mg/dL (240 – 347) 11% = 269 mg/dL (217 [...]
Here is the testimony of Allan Bernard, 28 years old. This inspiring young man I discovered on social networks immediately caught my attention by the authenticity of his publications about his diabetes and his determination to achieve his goals. Passionate about cooking since a very young age, Allan followed a training course in restaurant hospitality in order to be able to practice his current profession of cook. When he [...]
Your child is newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes: how do you get there?
Type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents is a disease that is becoming more widespread and, unfortunately, still too little known. If diagnoses are late, to the point that diabetes is discovered sometimes when children are close to coma, it is not by chance. As parents, you are not aware of the symptoms of this disease unless someone around you is diabetic too; the same for some doctors and [...]
Here is the testimony of Guénaïs Bechikhi, 20 years old. This charming girl can brighten your day by sharing her exceptional and especially authentic smile. A foreign language student, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 16 and had to go a long way to adapt to her new world and regain self-confidence. "All my daily life was turned upside down, overturned and trampled ... [...]
How to manage the return home of your diabetic child?
The diagnosis of your child's diabetes is a real shock, a trauma that has turned your whole world upside down. That you feel that you are not controlling anything and that the situation escapes you is a normal feeling. Strong emotions are probably still very present such as anger and sadness, a lot of worry and a deep feeling of injustice or even guilt. A lot of information has [...]
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