Diabetes Blog Week Day 5 – Diabetes Life Hacks

Our Friday #DBlogWeek topic is one I find really fun – Diabetes Life Hacks.  Share the (non-medical) tips and tricks that help you in the day-to-day management of diabetes, everything from clothing modifications, serving size/carb counting tricks to the tried and true Dexcom-in-a-glass trick or the “secret” to turning on a Medtronic pump’s backlight when not on the home-screen (scroll to the bottom of this post). Please remember to give non-medical advice only! (Thank you Rachel of Probably Rachel and Kelley of Below Seven for this topic suggestion.)  

Non-medical: I’m paleo. I didn’t transition to the lifestyle because of diabetes, but for other reasons and much to my surprise it completely transformed my life with diabetes and overall health. As a result, I ended up becoming super passionate (curious and fascinated) about food, and what it does to our bodies. I blog about it, guest blog/write about it, and am inundated with emails about it. I can’t tell you the last time I counted food, calories, or saw crazy up and down swings in blood sugar. Not to mention, it really helped me lose weight even while supplementing insulin, and with another auto-immune disease that adds more difficulty. Totally awesome!

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