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  • “Bring on the Measuring Cup!” | My Favourite Number
    The extra effort I make to count my carbs as precisely as possible has made a huge difference in my diabetes management For me weighing my strawberries and measuring my ice cream is the difference between a post meal reading of 14 3 and one of 8 7 Given all the unpredictable factors of this disease I like to control what elements I can And if a measuring cup is going to stand between me and better control I say Bring on the measuring cup Just make sure it s full of ice cream This entry was posted in Diet and Nutrition and tagged carb counting ice cream strawberries Bookmark the permalink Portion Controlled My Celiac Story 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

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  • ice cream | My Favourite Number
    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

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  • strawberries | My Favourite Number
    blackberry of the season Delicious However I wanted Continue reading Posted in Diet and Nutrition Tagged carb counting ice cream strawberries Comments Off Berry Pickin Time Posted on June 16 2009 by Laura Brandes Living with diabetes and celiac I spend a lot of time considering what I eat I am grateful for all the health and specialty food stores in Victoria that allow me to stock my pantry with items such as sugar free Continue reading Posted in Diet and Nutrition Tagged strawberries 2 Comments 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

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  • Let Them Eat Bread | My Favourite Number
    gosh darn tasty I m baking bread that s freakishly nutritious 7 grain and 3 seed loaf anyone and I m saving some money in the process Clearly the pros outweigh the cons I made my first loaf from a recipe in Shelley Case s Gluten Free Diet A Comprehensive Resource Guide with brown rice flour tapioca starch flour and buckwheat flour And it was a success My second loaf used a mix from Bob s Red Mill and it was fantastic Bob your products never cease to impress me I m still extremely new to gluten free bread baking and am looking forward to doing some experimentation with different flours and seeds and different types of dough My next challenge per Daniel s request is going to be homemade gluten free bagels I ll let you know how that goes In the meantime if you have any suggestions for gluten free baking recipes or tips from your own personal experience I d love to hear them Drop me a line and let s get some recipe swapping started This entry was posted in Celiac disease Diet and Nutrition gluten free and tagged baking bread gluten free Bookmark the permalink Test In Check In Portion Controlled 3 Responses to Let Them Eat Bread Margie L says July 21 2009 at 8 12 am Well I am really impressed The odds of me ever baking bread are eqivalent to the chances of me winning the lottery Not impossible but very very slim It wouldn t matter if I had similar health issues or I had a nice machine even if it was purple and decorated with wiener dogs I am just not that domestic Good for you Laura Albert says July 28 2009 at 6 17 am Did anyone notice the

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  • bread | My Favourite Number
    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

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  • carb counting | My Favourite Number | Page 2
    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

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  • diabetes | My Favourite Number | Page 3
    but this week I m reminding myself Continue reading Posted in diabetes Musings Tagged humour laughter perspective 3 Comments One of Those Weeks Posted on June 5 2009 by Laura Brandes While I m usually chipper about living with two autoimmune diseases what other way is there to be it doesn t mean I like living with two autoimmune diseases It s true there are days when celiac is hardly a consideration and my Continue reading Posted in Blood Sugar diabetes Lows and Highs Tagged Blood Sugar frustration 5 Comments Deep Pockets Diabetes and Dental Health Posted on June 2 2009 by Laura Brandes Today my dental hygienist told me that I have deep pockets At first I wondered Deep pockets Extensive wealth Does my hygienist know something about my finances that I don t know But as it turned out she did not No Continue reading Posted in diabetes The Dentist Tagged dental health gum disease 2 Comments Older posts Newer 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

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  • A Day at the Spa…with Diabetes | My Favourite Number
    I left for the spa Oh wait did I just say uninterrupted Hah When I arrived I was half an hour early for my appointment For those of you who know me you ll know that this is a one off miracle of freak proportions I m never early For anything I m the girl who arrives at her doctors appointments sweaty and out of breath because I thought running up the four flights of stairs might increase my chances of being on time It didn t The girl behind the desk showed me to the change room gave me the key to a fancy wooden locker and told me to change into the cozy thick white cotton robe within Ooh I thought I like this already After changing I was escorted to the lounge where I settled into a plush red armchair by the fireplace and began reading my mindless paperback I had half an hour to get into the true spa mood to begin relaxing to rid myself of any and all petty day to day stresses while I serenely awaited the luxury that was to come And it was right about this time that a feeling of panic hit my chest In one seamless motion I furrowed my brow tossed my book aside grabbed my bag from the floor and started recklessly riffling through its contents I dropped item after item onto the plush red chair next to me pulling out what was seemingly all my worldly possessions All my worldly possessions except my blood glucose monitor It was not there It had been there but I d taken it out to do a test before leaving And I d left it at home on the kitchen table Pain in the Arse Moment 1 Okay I breathed trying to regain some of my spa inspired relaxation This is not the end of the world So I changed back into my street clothes moved my appointments back by half an hour and made the 35 minute round trip drive to get my blood glucose monitor Fast forward to the start of my massage appointment Massage Therapist Hello How are you today Me Oh I m pretty good Um where should I put my bag I need it nearby since it s holding my meter and snacks in case I go low insert quizzical look from massage therapist Oh I have type 1 diabetes Probably should have told you that first Massage Therapist Oh of course You can hang the bag here Now I ll give you a moment to change This massage treatment focuses on your glutes as well so you ll need to remove your underwear Me Ummm sure Okay I have an insulin pump and it s currently clipped to my underwear but that won t be a problem I can just put it beside me I can t be unattached for more than an hour so I need to leave it on It s attached

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