What Diabetes Looks Like: Dessert

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vanilla yogurt topped with bananas and walnuts

Fruit is a tricky thing for me. I know it’s good for me and that I should eat more of it. I also know that I need to dose farther in advance to prevent a blood sugar spike afterwards, something that’s not always feasible for me since I eat in a cafeteria and I don’t know in advance if the fruit will actually be ripe. Today, I’m trying an experiment: dessert is vanilla yogurt topped with bananas and walnuts. I dosed in advance for the banana and nuts contain lots of good fat. Have I prevented a blood sugar spike? We’ll see in a couple of hours.

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About Nel

As a graduate education student, I've come to the conclusion that teaching requires an addiction to caffeine. My favorite caffeinated beverages are coffee, tea, and diet Coke. And when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in January 2012, I also came to the conclusion that living requires insulin. I blog about my busy life juggling graduate education courses, a teaching assistantship in my University's English department, and my recent type 1 diabetes diagnosis the The Clumsy Juggler. I do not live in New York City.

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