Autoimmune Disease: August Roundup of Medical Literature

This article is part of a monthly series dedicated to highlighting current trends in autoimmune disease research and additional research that has implications for those with autoimmune disease.  My aim is to understand how research findings may affect future research, treatment advances, and technology solutions.

Gut Healing Journey: First Steps

A mere two months ago I wrote my first blog post in which I told you that I was jumping into the world of functional medicine. Shortly after my first appointment I found myself drained of 12 vials of blood and stooped over my toilet mixing three tubes of a poop/liquid mixture, all the while trying not to throw up from either experience. Last week I met with my functional medicine doctor to get the scoop on the state of my health.   

Autoimmune Disease: July Roundup of Medical Literature

This article is part of a monthly series dedicated to highlighting current trends in autoimmune disease research.  My aim is to understand how research findings may affect future research, treatment advances, and technology solutions. 

Advice I Wish I Received About Diabetes Management

 

“SMALL NUMBERS, SMALL MISTAKES. LARGE NUMBERS, LARGE MISTAKES.” – DR. RICHARD BERNSTEIN

Almost four years into my journey with type 1 diabetes, I sit back and question why my medical team did not rely Dr. Bernstein’s message to me early on – from day one. I’ve had to seek out information and resources that, for instance, taught me to modify my diet to include a small intake of carbohydrates. This shift made a huge impact in my day-to-day T1D management.

Type 1 Diabetes: 5 Tips to Conquer Your Next Camping Trip

What is it about camping that allows us to shrug off all of our habits surrounding food? I’m not alone, right? When I camp with my family there are endless amounts of chocolate-chip muffins or M&M laced rice krispie treats hiding in the bear box. Yum! I typically steer clear of these treats and consider them as just that: an occasional treat. On vacation mode, my self-control wanes right along with all blood glucose control.

Autoimmune Disease: June Roundup of Medical Literature

This article is part of a monthly series dedicated to highlighting current trends in autoimmune disease research.  My aim is to understand how research findings may effect future research, treatment advances, and technology solutions.