The Biscuit Incident

Eating for health or eating for fun? When on the road, meals can turn into a showdown for someone who has prediabetes. For instance, there was that recent Biscuit Incident in Conover, N.C. On the way to Gatlinburg, my husband and I stopped at a nice hotel for the night. In the morning, I went toRead more

Why Do Blood Test Results Vary?

Nothing like waiting around for blood test results. Good times.ūüė≥ Twice a year, I get blood work before my checkup. A day later, I gingerly pull up the results on the MyChart app. Like everyone with blood sugar problems, I worry about my numbers for fasting blood glucose and Ha1C – a number that reflectsRead more

Breaking the Diet Pop Habit

It’s possible to kick a serious, serious diet soda habit. For years Рdecades, actually РI drank at least two Diet Dr. Peppers every day. If I didn’t have a bottle or can in the house, I really missed it, and would buy a drink the next time I went out. Sometimes, I wouldRead more

Pandemic Eating 2.0

My slide into a pandemic carb death spiral started so benignly Рwith homemade whole wheat bread. In March I started baking  homemade bread out of necessity: The local stores were out of bread and my family likes toast and sandwiches. I’m an experienced bread baker. So, I got to work, with my favorite KingRead more

Steroids, Surgery and Sky High Sugar.

Seemingly out of nowhere, my blood sugar skyrocketed one night last week. It was a terrible mystery as to why. I’ve learned that a lot of little things can add up to big trouble when it comes to  regulating blood glucose.  Usually, the very highest reading I get is about 160; the night in question,Read more

Back from ‚ÄúVacation‚ÄĚ

I‚Äôve been absent from this blog for a long while, enjoying an unexpected ‚Äúvacation‚ÄĚ from prediabetes. For almost two years, my Ha1C (an average of the body‚Äôs blood sugar levels) was ¬†under 5.7. Any number under 5.7 is considered normal; 5.7 – 6.4 is prediabetes. My worry about high blood sugar – gone. Since myRead more

New life for leftovers

My beautiful Sunday lunch was the ultimate fast food Рleftovers from Saturday night entertaining. Friends were coming for dinner and, energized by the change of seasons, I planned a spring dinner with bold, sunny flavors: marinated, grilled salmon and steak; couscous with basil, mint and lemon; roasted carrots and haricot verts; baguette; and  freshRead more

Apple cider vinegar salad dressing

Homemade salad dressing is a cinch to make, cheap and most importantly, delicious. Today, I took five minutes and whipped up a robust, mustardy vinaigrette that contains apple cider vinegar, which several studies have shown can lower blood sugar levels when consumed before a meal. In the studies, participants ingested a tablespoon of cider vinegarRead more

Food Review: Go Picnic Hummus box

I received no compensation for this review.   When I need a quick lunch out, I avoid the fast food drive-throughs and even “quick” serve restaurants. ¬†To me, it’s not worth the money or time it takes to eat high sodium food that has been precooked then microwaved or – like quick-serve restaurant soups –Read more