Free sample birth plan for moms with gestational diabetes

Natural birth plan for gestational diabetics Both of my two pregnancies I’ve had gestational diabetes.  In the first pregnancy, I was able to control my glucose levels through diet and exercise.  This time around I had to take insulin.  My body just couldn’t help it no matter how much I trimmed my diet or added […]

Corn tortillas vs flour tortillas for gestational diabetics

Corn tortillas vs flour tortillas for gestational diabetics Just a quick note to my fellow diabetics. If you love tacos, always try to stick to corn tortillas instead of flour. THE GOOD: Corn tortillas are only 8g carbs each, with 4g of fiber. So, if you eat 3 corn tortilla tacos, it’s only 24 carbs! […]

First morning after insulin during pregnancy

First morning after insulin during pregnancy So, last night I had a 156 1 hour after dinner and this morning, my fasting was 92. Just a little high for both. Today we’ll see how it goes now that I’ll have both meds all day. If it’s still a little high, we’ll do a minor adjustment […]

Starting on Insulin during pregnancy

Starting on Insulin during pregnancy I just took my first ever injection of insulin. I’m not a person who’s cool with needles. In fact, I can’t even watch them draw my blood at the doctor’s office, but I did it. It took me about 20 minutes with a hovering needle before I could do it. […]

Fine Tuning Gestational Diabetes with Glyburide

Fine Tuning Gestational Diabetes with Glyburide My glucose numbers are improving. It’s been almost 3 weeks since I started with medication (Glyburide) on July 4th and I’m finally in the 80s for my fasting blood glucose and in the 110-120s range 1 hour after meals. It’s taken a lot of back and forth, getting the […]

Ketones, diabetes and pregnancy

27 weeks and counting Ok, so I’ve never had to do this before, but this week I’m learning about Ketones. I’ve been testing every morning and it’s been all good except today, which I think is a result of not eating enough on Monday (I was super busy and totally dropped the ball). Anyway, if […]

Getting enough protein when you’re diabetic

26 weeks and counting So, I recently asked my friends on Facebook about what kinds of things I could eat in the mornings to get more protein with my breakfast without eating too many carbs (right now I’m at 30 carbs for breakfast).   They gave me so many good suggestions.  Here is what they said: […]

A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life is partnered with AARP to bring you tips and informational resources about elder care and family caregiving. How to discuss the rest of your life planning with your adult children AARP recently launched an ebook for families about how to talk with your children about life planning and related discussions.  The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking […]

Car Seat Safety: National Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Passenger Safety Week: September 15-21, 2013 FACT: car crashes are a leading killer of children ages 1 to 13. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of two children died every day in 2011 from motor vehicle crashes. However a properly-installed car seat can make all the difference. From 1975-2011, NHTSA estimates that nearly 10,000 children […]

La Semana de la Seguridad del Niño Pasajero

La Semana de la Seguridad del Niño Pasajero: 15 al 21 de septiembre, 2013 De acuerdo con la Administración Nacional de la Seguridad del Tráfico en las Carreteras (NHTSA, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Transporte de los Estados Unidos, la mayoría de los asientos de seguridad para niños se no se usan […]

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch It’s a new school year and, as a parent, you want to send your kids off with healthy-packed lunches that will please the pickiest of eaters. Home-made lunches can also be a first-line of defense in the fight against childhood obesity by helping kids embrace a healthy lifestyle. […]

Berry Sexy Vanilla Sunrise Recipe #slimfastveranosexy

This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and SlimFast.  This post is brought to you by SlimFast. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Happy Tuesday ya’ll!  As I’ve shared on this blog in recent months, I’ve been working on getting back to self-care and that includes my health.  I haven’t really taken the best […]