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Daily (mom) life with diabetes and no gluten

Pregnancy – hypo bonanza (week 8-10)

Pregnancy with type 1; you hear about the big babies, about the extra risks you put yourself and your baby through, the impossible insulin resistance. I wasn’t so prepared for all the hypo’s… I read in my pregnancy and type… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy – the first endo visit (week 8)

After confirming the presence of baby I called my endocrinologist the next day to schedule an appointment. Four weeks earlier I had a ‘regular’ appointment, the first time since looping. I have never been scared to visit my endo but… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy – the beginning (week 7)

It’s 4:00 a.m. and I wake up having to use the restroom. Yesterday I realized my last cycle was 7 weeks ago. Nothing too absurd, it’s happened before. But last week hubby and I had a little spat which brought… Continue Reading →

Vienna – insider’s guide to eating gluten free

Three years in Vienna means three years to figure out the best spots. Vienna is so big, especially for Austrian standards that there are quite a lot of options. So many even I haven’t been to all of them. If… Continue Reading →

Austria – insider’s guide to gluten free

Five years ago I wrote a blog post on Vienna/Austria when we were there on vacation. Now I’ve actually lived in Vienna for three years already and living somewhere sure gives you a different perspective on things. Back then I… Continue Reading →

Labor of love and loop – part 2; loop tips & tricks

First off, due to the wonderful guest post from Gem I did not feel I forgot to pack anything. The most thankful item of her list was a socket extension, as she stated, most hospital beds do not have a… Continue Reading →

Looping through labor – Guest post Gem (UK)

In preparation for my own birth I asked around the closed loop & pregnancy facebook group for other ladies willing to share their stories. Here is a guest post from Gem (UK) My resounding memory of my first diabetic labour… Continue Reading →

Labor of love & loop – part 1; my birth story

It is the end of December, my baby boy is almost due. My husband and I enjoy the peace and quiet, after tomorrow our lives will be changed forever. The night before our wedding, two years prior, my sugars were… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy – before we realized (week 5-6)

Half way through April I started to have less of an appetite and my sugars were a bit troublesome. I figured this was because I was still trying to figure out loop, I had only started a couple of weeks… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy and type 1 diabetes with a closed loop – the preparation post

Congrats! Most likely you’re reading this because you’re pregnant or trying to conceive. Spoiler alert, I’m typing this while my little one is gurgling in the play pen and happily “chatting” to the owls on the mobile above his head…. Continue Reading →

Closing the loop – looping for dummies

Looping is the next big thing in the diabetes world at the moment. But even for me, whilst I work in science and am used to some of this mumbo-jumbo, it was difficult to dive in. You literally get dropped… Continue Reading →

Dexcom: initial excitement

The days before I am getting the Dexcom (G5) I am extremely excited. I simply cannot wait to try it out. Can it really live up to the hype? Is it really as good as others have told me? How… Continue Reading →

Medtronic vs Dexcom

My four years are up. It’s that time I get to choose a ‘new’ pump. A difficult choice since I will rely on this piece of technology to keep me alive every day. Currently I still have the Medtronic Veo… Continue Reading →

Time flies!

Time flies when you’re having fun, when you’re engaged, get a new job, move to a new country. Oh wait, all of those happened the past couple of months. I am married to a wonderful, loving husband, and although diabetes… Continue Reading →

Dublin; gluten free heaven

My mom and I are two peas in a pod; we just have to look at each other to know what the other is thinking. Recently, we thought it was time for some mother-daughter bonding time and decided to go… Continue Reading →

Beer festival

My boyfriend is a huge beer geek. His newest ‘prize’ is a climate fridge. Usually a fridge like this is used to store/age bottles of wine. For those of you who don’t know (and I honestly don’t know how many… Continue Reading →

New York baby!

Last may the time had finally come for a vacation! After years of hard work to successfully complete my study it was time to go celebrate. As I was officially done in January and only had a part-time job there… Continue Reading →

Gluten free pop-tarts

Click here for the corresponding recipe America, the country of incredibly delicious, but usually oh so unhealthy, food. One of my absolute favorites or pop-tarts. In the States Glutino has gluten free versions but unfortunately they are not available in… Continue Reading →

Low carb does not equal low calorie

The last few weeks I have been very busy getting used to a low-carb diet. Unfortunately, this has also resulted in the blogs falling a bit behind as I have mostly been in the kitchen trying things out. My nutrition… Continue Reading →

Splash mountain

Twas the middle of the night, everything was dark and I woke up with a parched mouth and excessive thirst. How could this be? I had just drank Splash Mountain?! I am not unfamiliar to the fact that blood sugars… Continue Reading →

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