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Viewing entries in category 'Food & Nutrition'

Classic Candy Canes

Posted by Natalie on December 16, 2011 - Comments (0) - Category: Food & Nutrition
Remember the candy you loved before you started reading labels? Read More »
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Stevia Is The New, Or Not So New Sweetener

Posted by Natalie on December 14, 2010 - Comments (1) - Category: Food & Nutrition
Stevia is popping up all over store shelves. Read More »
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Dr Zevia: A Natural Diet Soda

August 13, 2010 - Comments (0) - Category: Food & Nutrition
Dr. Zevia is Zevia's newest 100% natural stevia soda Read More »
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Lemonade Sweetened with Agava

Posted by Natalie on July 19, 2010 - Comments (2) - Category: Food & Nutrition
Organic Lemonade with NO artificial sweeteners or additives. Read More »
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Oasis Fruit Smoothie: A great choice for breakfast or snack

June 14, 2010 - Comments (1) - Category: Food & Nutrition
Oasis Fruit Smoothie comes in three flavors: Tropical Mango, Wild Berry, and Strawberry/Banana Read More »
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Sparkling Essence

Posted by Natalie on July 22, 2009 - Comments (0) - Category: Food & Nutrition
With type 1 diabetes, our kids don’t have as much freedom as others to drink and eat food and beverages with ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup or other additives that could cause their blood glucose levels to spike. So I get excited when I find a beverage that doesn’t contain those ingredients, or artificial sweeteners. It’s great when the kids can grab a drink and not think twice about popping the top. Read More »
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Natural Peanut Butter

Posted by Natalie on July 7, 2009 - Comments (4) - Category: Food & Nutrition
Peanut butter can be a staple in the lives of kids with type 1 diabetes. Sometimes we give our kids a big spoonful to help their blood glucose numbers remain steady if we are close to the next meal. Read More »
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My "Skinny" On Milk Products

Posted by Natalie on May 13, 2009 - Comments (1) - Category: Food & Nutrition
After your child was diagnosed, do you remember leaving the hospital with a piece of paper in your hand, on it descriptions of how many carbohydrates to give at each meal and snack time? Read More »
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Sugar Substitutes Part Two

Posted by Natalie on February 13, 2009 - Comments (5) - Category: Food & Nutrition
Here is a continuation from my last blog entry. Some of you wanted to know why I wasn't too hip on giving my kids some of the most widely used artificial sugar substitutes on the market today. Read More »
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Sugar Substitutes

Posted by Natalie on January 15, 2009 - Comments (4) - Category: Food & Nutrition
As we were being educated about how to give shots and count carbohydrates, we were also encouraged to give products that contained artificial sweeteners. Read More »
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Jeff and Natalie KolokI’m Natalie.  I’m a mom of three kids, two with type 1 diabetes. As you know, parenting children with type 1 diabetes is a journey of long nights, lots of work, and seldom much support. There’s not much I can do about your long nights, but I hope our website and blogs offer you some support. I look forward to blogging with you.

Hey, I’m Jeff. Blogging about diabetes? Dunno. Original thought and complete sentences instead of grunts and “yups”? Uh-oh. Well, Nat says I have to, so here’s my foray into the diabetes blogosphere…with no GPS or compass.

 

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