Monday, June 01, 2015

Kerri Sparling's Posts

Diabetes Friendly White Bean Salad Recipe

It's not often that I have the chance to use the "Food" category on this blog.  I'm a bit of a cooking disaster (known for such dishes as "Ew!" and "Is it supposed to hurt when I eat it?")  But I've thrown together something that I thought was tasty.  And it is low-carb.  AND it doesn't taste like garbage.  (This fact has been... Read moreChevron

Diabetes Bloggers support the Healthy Eating Initiative "D-Feast"

Diabetes is a disease (or condition or health situation or whatever you choose to call it) that revolves around food.  Our food choices, for better or for worse, affect our medication needs, our bodies, and our blood sugars.  Eating well is important for everyone, but it's especially important for people with diabetes. 

Which is why... Read moreChevron

Diabetes Thresholds

Thresholds.  Levels of tolerance.  For an English major like me, numbers take on a more connotative and emotional meaning.  And diabetes numbers play into a whole host of variables.

Like when I'm about to get behind the wheel.  I've heard people discussing what numbers are "safest" to drive at, and I think that's a personal... Read moreChevron

Diabetes Parenting: Additional Worries

When I was a little kid, we lived within a few miles of a small candy store down near the beach.  My friends would come over to my house and we'd ride our bikes down to the beach, always ending our day with a stop at this candy store.  This was back in the late 80's (nothing like showing my age, right?), so the political correctness factor... Read moreChevron

Connecting With Other Diabetics

Over the weekend, Chris and I ended up in a harborside restaurant in South County, RI.  We stood in line and read the chalkboard menu until it was our turn to order from the girl behind the counter.

"What can I get for you?"

"Can I have an iced coffee?  Do you have iced hazelnut?"

"I'm sorry - we don't have hazelnut. ... Read moreChevron