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 CarbohydratesMost people lump alcohol in with carbohydrates. They expect alcohol itself to act as sugar and raise blood glucose.  Many alcoholic beverages contain [...]

Building a Healthy Relationship with Food and Your Body

Building a Healthy Relationship with Food and Your Body

You've just finished a huge Thanksgiving meal. Some of you are stuffed to nauseous status, others are stuffed to guilty status. Now I'm going to speak to the guilty feeling folks right now:  Stop feeling guilty.  Accept it for what it is. If you're feeling extremely full, go on a family walk, or just pass [...]