Balance Magazine

Balance Magazine

I’ve been avoiding all things diabetes recently after a little spate of diabetes burnout. My version of burnout usually takes the shape of becoming completely overwhelmed and fed up with the persistent thinking about diabetes in relation to EVERYTHING I want to do in a day. A break from the blog and social media certainly helped. That and a good dose of spending time with the ones I love.

Workouts, walks, eating, gardening, taking a shower or bath, sleep, sitting down to watch television versus being more active, stress, basal rates, bolus ratios, protein/carb/fat ratios . . . they all require different strategies when it comes to . . .

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Taking a Break

Taking a Break

I posted this on Instagram and now I have computer access and the time to sit down for a few moments - I’m sharing it here too. It seems most of the action is on Instagram nowadays!

This is a quick post to give an exciting update (see end of this post) and let you know I’m taking a little break from everything technological for a few weeks. Phone, social media and blog. Please don’t be concerned if I don’t get back to you in my usual timeframe.

We all need to take an occasional time out from this crazy, permanently hooked up world we live in. More and more people are coming to question the impact of . . .

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

I thought it prudent to write a brief post to explain what Diabetic Ketoacidosis is, in the simplest terms, before launching into the next post in my Eating Disorder Series.

People often mistakenly associate it with the Ketogenic Diet. So we will head there first . . .

Ketoacidosis is not an elongated word related to a Ketogenic Diet

A ketogenic or ‘keto’ diet is where carbohydrates are restricted in comparison to what most folk living in the Western World are eating. The Keto Diet is followed by many people, with and without diabetes, to help control their blood sugar levels and other conditions it lays claims to help with. No doubt people follow it for other reasons also. I am not supportive or . . .

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It won't always Workout

It won't always Workout

Happy Monday and here’s a quick update on recent happenings here . . .

I’m not about to start writing about how to control blood sugars when exercising. I’d need a rather large book and more than a level scoop of patience to start exploring this mystery. Please speak with your diabetes medical team on how to get started on that road of discovery. It can be super-easy or super-complex and Your Diabetes Most Certainly Will Vary. This should be a new acronym. YDMCWV. Or maybe let’s just stick with . . .

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Eating Disorder Series Part 3: The Telephone Call

Eating Disorder Series Part 3: The Telephone Call

My mobile phone rang and I recognised the number right away; it was one of the therapists I’d been seeing. This particular therapist performed colonic irrigation treatments. I’d started these trendy treatments the year before and they’d become a huge part of my addictive cycle. My polluted mind had decided they provided a clean slate when things went ‘wrong’ during and between diets.

A reputable therapist will not perform the number of treatments I received at the intervals I received them. To grace this person with the title ‘therapist’ is doing an injustice to those who place their clients’ health ahead of their own pocket. But at the time, I believed she was some kind of guru. To my mind, I’d found a therapist who would . . .

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