Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Thinking may feel like running a marathon, but it's a different game. Learn how to eat for exam day.

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The Carbohydrate Counting Controversy

The Carbohydrate Counting Controversy

Carbohydrate counting is the first thing taught to those diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, but is it really an effective way to monitor blood glucose?

On the Subject of Sweeteners

On the Subject of Sweeteners

  "How do your take your coffee?" Black with 3 Splendas. With all this talk about the dangers of sugar consumption, there is a lot of discussion about sugar substitutions. ┬áPeople often think that replacing sugar with a sugar substitute is a get out of jail free card, an easy healthy solution with no consequences. [...]

A Brief Guide to Alcohol Metabolism and Blood Glucose

A Brief Guide to Alcohol Metabolism and Blood Glucose

As a type 1 diabetic who loves a good IPA, I often get asked how alcohol affects blood glucose. The answer I give is not what most would expect. Alcohol does not equal Carbohydrates Most people lump alcohol in with carbohydrates. They expect alcohol to act as sugar and raise blood glucose. What they fail [...]