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 “Vacation”

I’ve been absent from this blog for a long while, enjoying an unexpected “vacation” from prediabetes. For almost two years, my Ha1C (an average of the body’s 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

All Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Summertime – any season, actually – is the perfect time to enjoy warm muffins bursting with blueberries. Regular blueberry muffins can be loaded with refined carbs and fat, but I’ve come up with a healthier, 100 percent whole wheat blueberry muffin that is delicious. How delicious? Any leftovers should be frozen, to prevent, ahem, unplannedRead more

Savory Cheese Muffins for Cooler Days

Baking used to be a big hobby of mine, then I quit because of prediabetes, which was a downer. So, I’m delighted I have discovered  savory cheese muffins – a recipe that just happens to be both blood sugar friendly and a big hit with family and friends. I started from a cheese muffin recipeRead more

Bibibop Asian Grill A Low Carb Find

There’s a new fast casual chain called Bibibop and it’s great for people who watch blood sugar. I discovered the restaurant (think of a Chipotle for Korean food) when I was in Columbus, Ohio, this week for my son’s college orientation. It was dinnertime, I was hungry and I wanted something no-fuss and healthy. IRead more

When sugar free isn’t

Gripe: Having to be a sugar vigilante. When ordering beverages out, I always double check to make sure my sugar-free drink is truly sugar free. I feel frustrated. So do others.  Posters on the message board of complain that their orders for a sugar free beverage are messed up so often, they give up orderingRead more

New life for leftovers

My beautiful Sunday lunch was the ultimate fast food – leftovers 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

Prediabetes and Income Tax Deductions

Want to save money? Here are some money-saving tax tips for people who have  prediabetes. To get any tax deductions for prediabetes, there are two requirements. First – you have to itemize your taxes. Second,  your total medical expenses must be over 10 percent of your adjusted gross income (which unfortunately, this is common nowadays.)Read 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