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  • My Favourite Number | Diabetes, Celiac & the Delicious Food That Fuels My Active Life
    in the wide world of diabetes From celebrating our blood glucose victories to raising money for JDRF to sharing our knowledge through social media we are one inspired inspiring and active bunch The following items were recently brought to my attention Read on and get involved The 5 5 and 99 Club This group was created on facebook back in February with the sole purpose of celebrating that elusive and oh so wonderful 5 5 or for those Americans in the audience 99 every diabetic s favourite blood glucose number If you have Type 1 Diabetes this is THE PLACE to be seen 5 5mmol L 99mg dL is the GOLDILOCKS number for a finger prick blood glucose measurement not too high not too low but JUST RIGHT So if your BG meter registers a 5 5 post a photo of your meter and get instant bragging rights for your obviously TIGHT GLUCOSE CONTROL How fun is that Now I must confess that I have yet to see a 5 5mmol L since joining the group a couple weeks ago I have however clocked in at 5 0 5 1 5 2 5 3 5 4 5 6 5 7 5 8 and 5 9 Seriously diabetes Can t you just give me this one little pleasure I m starting to think that my meter is programmed against displaying this holy grail reading I ll keep you updated When I do finally get my first photo for The 5 5 and 99 Club I will certainly be making good use of those bragging rights Portraits for a Cure Fellow Victorian and type 1 diabetic Natalie Woods is using her photography skills to raise awareness about diabetes and raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Natalie is the talent behind When Shutters Click Photography and 25 of every portrait session booked before June 4th will be donated to the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes This year the Victoria walk is talking place on June 12th You can learn more at Natalie s website Connected in Motion Trail Mix Vlog CIM has just launched its new vlog series Diabetes Trail Mix This weekly vlog will provide an online hub for Slipstreamers to ask questions and get answers to their diabetes queries In the first episode Connected in Motion s Chloe and Jen describe the process of diabetes education as akin to packing a big backpack and they ask the question what are you looking to add to your diabetes backpack Once I stopped being distracted by the Rocky Mountain backdrop and my desire to board the first plane out of Victoria to western Alberta I was able to focus on the question If my diabetes backpack is my stronghold of knowledge tools skills and strategies related to living with this disease what do I want to add The following is my answer as posted on the CIM facebook page At this point I m looking for all the tricks of the

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  • About MFN | My Favourite Number
    have lots of favourite numbers and they re constantly changing from day to day Some of my favourites 7 My A1c goal How I love achieving an A1c of less than or equal to seven 8 The number of carbs in my favourite peanut butter cookie Of course I never eat just one 19 I got married on this day in May 2007 28 The number my favourite ball player wore for the Detroit Tigers Sadly he s now a Yankee 42 If you haven t already read it you should check out Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy 42 will carry so much more meaning 4700 The number of kilometers my husband and I drove across the country in Summer 2008 that was one long and beautiful trip Being part of the online diabetes and gluten free communities is a true privilege Being able to connect with people feeling the same frustrations and joys makes living with both diabetes and celiac more bearable I may even go so far as to say more enjoyable With My Favourite Number I hope to inspire those living with type 1 diabetes celiac disease and other chronic conditions to take on life with an unabashed but healthful and responsible fervour and hope You might even discover some of your own favourite numbers along the way Welcome Comments are closed Search for About Laura Brandes I m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a

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  • About Laura | My Favourite Number
    pump To log my blood sugars with more care and thought After a while I realized that maybe I could instill this same motivation in others And so My Favourite Number was born I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes educator I am simply a person with a lust for life and years worth of experience living with diabetes and celiac Neither am I perfect However I do make an effort to do my best every single day Comments are closed Search for About Laura Brandes I m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes educator I am simply a person with a lust for life and years worth of experience living with a couple of autoimmune diseases Neither am I perfect However I do make an effort to do my best

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  • Contact | My Favourite Number
    have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes educator I am

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  • My Favourite Number | Diabetes, Celiac & the Delicious Food That Fuels My Active Life | Page 2
    nuts spices a bit of sweetness and if I m feeling really indulgent a handful of unsweetened coconut flakes Daniel loves anything with banana I love the earthy crunchy slightly sweet blend of pecans and coconut Really though with oatmeal it s hard to go wrong In the past few weeks two of my flavour combinations have risen to the top of our oatmeal grading chart Raisin Pear Pecan and Maple Banana Date If you aren t a fan of oatmeal please consider trying one of these Trust me I m sure you ve never imagined that oatmeal could taste this good Today I am sharing with you one of my favourite pages from my food journal the Big Delicous Oatmeal page I m confident these recipes will make you happy One cup of regular oats makes two big delicious bowls The measurements below aren t exact Go with what you think looks right Play around Change it up But mostly enjoy As for carb values depending on how much fruit I toss into the pot a bowl usually clocks in somewhere between 50 and 70g I find that with the fibre in the oats the fat in the coconut and the protein in the nuts my sugar stays pretty steady after enjoying a bowl I do double bolus for the honey or syrup component though This adds an extra 5g of carbohydrates per bowl Posted in gluten free Recipes Tagged oatmeal 1 Comment Blogging and Logging Posted on September 25 2010 by Laura Brandes And just like that it s fall I ve been singing a song in my head lately The first line goes something like this Summertime and the blogging was pitiful Summertime Where the heck did you go Suddenly there s a chill on the wind yellowed leaves dance across the street and almost every day rain clouds settle over the city At this time of year the clouds don t stay They simply darken the skies for a few hours a drizzly reminder of the wet coastal winter to come Not yet ready for the rain I find myself reflecting back on summer I m pleased to announce that summer 2010 was most definitely a good one So good in fact that this blog was shamelessly pushed to the wayside Now though the hiatus is over I ve made an autumnal back to the grind resolution You ll be reading my words and seeing my photos far more than you have in recent months Blogging wasn t the only victim of summer neglect My logbook sat in a corner collecting dust most of the summer Although I diligently check my sugar upwards of a dozen times a day change my infusion set regularly and measure my food with as much accuracy as possible I wasn t recording any data From June to September my logbook contains a sorry scattering of blood sugar readings As any PWD knows it s near impossible to notice patterns in

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  • And isn’t it ironic… | My Favourite Number
    Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified

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  • Laura Brandes | My Favourite Number
    press release here and this Continue reading Posted in diabetes Diabetes Awareness and Education Tagged Animas Animas Vibe Dexcom 1 Comment Five Point Five Posted on April 25 2011 by Laura Brandes After blogging about The 5 5 and 99 Club and the seeming inability of my meter to display a blissful 5 5mmol L it did just that Apparently all it needed was to be called out on the issue The next check I Continue reading Posted in Blood Sugar Tagged 5 5 Blood Sugar Comments Off News Reel Posted on April 23 2011 by Laura Brandes Exciting things are happening in the wide world of diabetes From celebrating our blood glucose victories to raising money for JDRF to sharing our knowledge through social media we are one inspired inspiring and active bunch The following items were Continue reading Posted in Diabetes Awareness and Education 2 Comments Older posts Search for About Laura Brandes I m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re

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  • Diet and Nutrition | My Favourite Number
    Continue reading Posted in Diet and Nutrition gluten free The From Scratch Era Tagged brownies gluten free Recipes 1 Comment This is Food Posted on May 13 2010 by Laura Brandes Last Monday Karen at the Bitter Sweet Diabetes Blog proposed that this week be Diabetes Blog Week She assigned topics for each day and at last check almost 100 diabetes bloggers are participating how cool is that You can find the Continue reading Posted in Diet and Nutrition gluten free Tagged carb counting food love 5 Comments I ll Do the Math Posted on February 24 2010 by Laura Brandes Remember back in the fall when Scott K Johnson and George Simmons created Lunch with George Scott for TuDiabetes s Making Sense of Diabetes video contest If you don t remember I suggest you follow the link above and take 1 Continue reading Posted in diabetes Diet and Nutrition Tagged carb counting lunch math potato chips Comments Off Older posts Search for About Laura Brandes I m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to

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