This is a rare occurrence... food I didn’t cook myself. It’s been so long since I put a ‘ready meal’ in the oven that I couldn’t remember what to do with the film 😂 We did the ‘2 for £10’ (2 mains and 2 sides) deal at M&S - bottom left on the plate is the lowest carb item - Chicken Pakoras (1.1g carbs/serve), to the middle/left is Flame Grilled Tikka Chicken (1.6g carbs/serve), top left is broccoli rice I added and an extra dish I conjured up (broccoli rice cooked & blended with curry paste and then added greek style cheese), top right is Chicken Saag Masala (6.4g carbs/serve) and bottom right on the plate is Tarka Dahl and the highest carb item (but still lower than the other side options available, like rice or naan bread) - a portion is 9.4g carbs) *swipe right to see the packaging* and *right again* for my blood sugar half an hour after eating. I pre-bolused a bit early (it took longer to cook than it said on the packet!) so I had to eat 3 skittles whilst serving it up 🙄
// B L E E D I N G B L U E //
Sittin' in the park and these three doctors are walking around volunteering and doing free healthcare screenings. Blood glucose, blood pressure, and all that jazz. I had passed when being asked about the screening and told them that I was a type one diabetic. Their response? "Oh! So you're a pro!" Well, I wouldn't say I'm a pro but...okay fine, maybe a little 🙄
But getting real for a second, I want to thank everyone one of these doctors and nurses for their services. There are so many people without access to basic healthcare, so many people without access to a medical professional. It's amazing what a single fingerstick or blood pressure reading can do. It can prevent, it can inform, it can even save a life.
Side note: I am so ready for this JDRF One Walk tomorrow! Blue nails out and I'm wearing my tattoo loud and proud. Can't wait to walk it out with friends and strangers alike to raise awareness in turning type one into type none.
Follow the link in my profile if you want to join my team or if you'd like to donate! It's not too late! 🤗
Dando gracias a dios por mis 32 años, 25 de ellos aprendiendo que la Diabetes es un estilo de vida más que una enfermedad, gracias a todos por su aprecio y felicitaciones, lo valoro de corazón 💓,y recuerden la diabetes los acompaña pero no los limita, hoy fuimos de paseo al Volcán Irazu, que bella eres Costa Rica..🗻🏔 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Thank God for my 32 years, 25 of them learning that Diabetes is a lifestyle more than a disease, thanks to everyone for their love and congratulations, I really appreciate it💜, and remember diabetes accompanies you but does not limit you, today we visit Irazu Volcano, Costa Rica you are beautiful..🌋
Haven’t seen this little rascal for a hot second... She got so big and turned 2 last month😭 nothing like enjoying this beautiful New England fall day together as I sip on my Herbal Tea with Aloe to keep my energy on point to keep up with HER😂😌☕️🍃🍁🍂 #LifeOfANanny
💫 So keep your eyes on yours and work your ass off until you get there 💯
Your journey, and how far along it you are, is yours to own and take control of 💕
So many points I'm trying to get across here 🙈 so I'm just gunna list them lol 🤓⬇️
➡️ no-one is gunna do it for you
➡️ don't compare your horizon to someone else's
➡️ take responsibility for yourself and your actions ➡️ it doesn't matter how close to the end goal you are.... everyday is a new chance to take those steps towards it
➡️ it's ok for your horizon to change. I'm editing mine all the time as I grow and gain more experience ✌
Think that's it 🤔 lol
Oh one last one... it's ok if you don't know what your heading for yet... take your time to figure it out and don't settle on "just anything" because it's "something" 💫
Canadian fall is my favourite with the changing leaves!
Did a couple of 1 hour hikes to explore around our lil piece of land today. This can be challenging for BG management but I stayed in range through adjusting boluses and using temp basals! 🍁🇨🇦💉👯🏃🏼♀️
Great Ways To Serve Cottage Cheese
We’re here to talk today about one #protein source that so many people turn their noses up at:
The fact is, I LOVE cottage cheese. Okay, let me back up for a second. I don’t especially love the taste. I’ll be honest with you. Cottage cheese is not something that I’d ever crave out of the blue.
And, I have a sneaky suspicion this is likely the same for many of you.
But, because of the great benefits cottage cheese offers, I made it my mission to find ways to add it to my #diet that I do enjoy.
While I can’t say I love it still, I definitely don’t mind it and I do love the benefits it brings to my #health .
So why add cottage cheese? Here’s what you stand to gain:
• Great source of #calcium
• Provides a slow digesting source of protein that’s perfect for keeping your blood #glucoselevels stable
• May help to accelerate the rate of #fatburning from the abdominal region
• Is low in fat (provided you buy the low fat variety)
• Is relatively low in #calories
• Is quick and easy to prepare
You can try out the following four #recipes :
1. Protein Filled #Melon
2. #Strawberry Sunrise
3. Protein Packed Berry #Salad
4. Quick And Easy Cottage Cheese #Pancakes
So don’t avoid cottage cheese any longer.
Welcome it into your diet plan and you’ll be on track to seeing improved health.
For the complete recipes visit the Link in the Bio.
PSA: I would like to point out something. Many people think that diet and exercise helps type one diabetics just like type two diabetics. Don't get me wrong, IT DOES. But exercising as a type one diabetic is HARD. No matter what I do, I always go low while exercising, followed by uncontrollable spiking. And I'm eating low carb too (which by the way, hasn't affected my blood sugars positively at all). I can never exercise without dropping low (sometimes to dangerous levels), then spiking horribly. If I didn't work out today, I could have had steady blood sugars. But because of my workout, my blood sugars are likely going to be messed up for the rest of the day. For me, and many other people, exercise does NOT help with their control. Isn't it funny how people criticize diabetics for "not exercising enough" or whatever, then criticize them for "having bad control?" I get where they're coming from, but it's so much more complex than that. Don't get me wrong, a healthy lifestyle is vital for EVERYONE (obviously), including type one diabetics. But compared to normal people, it's hard for diabetics to work out. There have been many times where I had to stop ten minutes into a workout because I was dropping too fast. Type one diabetics gotta get your basals exactly right, their dosage and ratios, monitor/check your bg every five minutes, etc, in order to exercise. (Side note: my body's response to exercise change in phases. For several weeks I could have perfect blood sugars while exercising, but for the rest of the time exercise just screws up everything. Weird, huh?) #typeonediabetes#stereotypes#diabetic#diabetes#bloodsugar#hypoglycemia#dexcom#exercise#workout#autoimmunedisease#invisibleillness#awareness#t1d
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