Awhile back I had considered writing a post about our wedding day and how I managed to navigate this dream day while balancing T1D, but I honestly felt that although the day is a once in a lifetime experience, my T1D was no different than the day before. So why should this change the way I manage it?
After having not one, but two very different weddings, I wanted to share a bit about how I went about managing my diabetes on these separate occasions. I had a very different approach to my diabetes management in Canada compared to India, which neither were entirely my intended way to go about it.
In Canada, where you would think it would have been easier for me to manage I was more worried about my blood sugars and ended up with slightly higher numbers than I would have liked.
In India, where almost everything to me was an unknown from the food, the culture and the hundreds of people I would be meeting, I somehow managed my blood sugars without a hitch. Maybe this was due to a gazillion things happening at once that I didn’t even have the chance to stress or worry about my blood sugars, but I also think that food was the key player in the success of this. For the two weeks we were in India I was eating a low-carb, plant-based diet and which most of it was fresh, home cooked food.
So if there is any advice to give I would say these 3 tips would be it. And really these would apply to anyone on any special day or big event…
Life has been crazy this year to say the least. I met the love of my life, graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and received my certification as a Holistic Nutritionist, travelled to the UK and India, then moved to the UK, travelled back to Canada TWICE, got married and still have a second wedding to come in India next year – phew!Read More »
Life is beginning to slow down again and I am feeling a lot more calm and relaxed these days. Moving countries and planning a wedding at the same time truly tested me and it took a heavy toll on my adrenals.
My blood sugars have been all over the place the last few weeks. I’m uncertain if it was a result of all the wedding excitement, international travelling or changes in the weather and temperature. It’s most likely been a combination of all of the above and I’ve been heavily considering putting my OmniPod back on my arm now that the wedding has passed, however, I am enjoying the freedom of not being tied to any devices. I think I’ll give myself a few more days of adjusting and testing my basal rates before I throw in the towel.Read More »
Having lived with T1D for nearly two thirds of my life, it took me many years to figure out that food was a major culprit with respect to the highs and lows. You would think that this would be taught by those who are initially responsible for educating you on this disease when you are first diagnosed, and yet I found that there was a link missing in the system that lacked education on nutrition and it’s connection to diabetes.Read More »
For the last month and a bit my fiancé and I have been on the road almost every weekend travelling around the U.K. This past weekend was no different where we hit the road and headed south to London to visit family. Read More »
It’s been just about a month since I packed my bags, jumped on a plane and moved across the pond to the UK. I lived in Canada for 29 years and this is the first time in my life where I will be living away from my family, and in a foreign country. At least the language is the same, but even then I struggle to understand the accent or phrases the locals use that make absolutely no sense to me. Read More »
Let’s get back to food, shall we? I’ve been distracted with life lately so much so that I haven’t been putting aside time for writing and recipe making. With exams done and the craziness of life subsided for the next week or so, I woke up early this morning with a few hours to spare before going to a rowing class so I thought I would take this time to get back into it! Read More »