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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 →

The gym vs Me

Last Monday the boyfriend and I have been members of the gym for three weeks! By the second day of our subscription I could barely lift my arms above my head from the muscle ache… Talking about an over-ambitious start :’)… Continue Reading →

It’s a low-carb life for me

In my last post I shared my personal feat of baking something which tasted delicious despite it being low-carb and gluten free. Yet why challenge yourself with low-carb when gluten and dairy are also not your friends? Recently I discussed… Continue Reading →

Sugarsweet irony

Every month the Dutch Diabetes Association brings out a magazine. For the March issue, which arrived this weekend, I gave an interview about my insulin-allergy-adventures. It remains a unique situation with very little knowledge, and, even more important, very few… Continue Reading →

Oxymoron?? Yummy low-carb + gluten free baking

It is no secret that I love baking, and sometimes you just get a major urge to get in the kitchen and whip up something delicious. Unfortunately this does not combine well with the low carb diet the boyfriend and… Continue Reading →

James Bond

It was very early last Thursday, and per usual I was a couple of minutes late. This was a slight problem as I had an important meeting in Amsterdam and I could not miss the train! Naturally the pump gave… Continue Reading →

Graduation

As of December 18th I am done with my Masters. Yesterday I finally had my graduation ceremony so now I am officially allowed to use my Msc title! There have been a lot of up’s and downs the past 5,5… Continue Reading →

Running with diabetes

Running; usually I enjoy it, occasionally I wonder why bother… but most of the times I can get myself off the couch and into the great wide open. Since before I had diabetes I already participated in a track and… Continue Reading →

Gluten free quiche dough – cool is key

Click here for the corresponding recipe There are a few things which I have not been able to find gluten free which taste similar to their original gluten containing forms. These products include croissants, soesjes (dutch pastry which is most… Continue Reading →

Young Leaders growing up

Currently I am in Vancouver, Canada. Next week, the World Diabetes Congress will take place here and people from all over the world will come together to talk about diabetes. For the past two times, prior to this congress young… Continue Reading →

The Gebaksjuwelier

On the one hand it feels like I’ve only just left Groningen, on the other hand it feels like ages ago that I had a delicious treat in the glutenfree bakery. If there are two things I miss from Groningen… Continue Reading →

Vacation – Czech republic

The expectations for the Czech republic were not very high but I must say I am not disappointed…..From the three countries we visited the Czech republic is definitely the one where it’s good to always have back-up food, but if there is a glutenfree option then it most likely is going to taste really good!

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