My Diabetes Inklings

An Evening with Sebastien Sasseville

There seem to be times where you happen to be in the right place and the right time and you get hit with a burst of inspiration. Tonight was one of those nights. I attended an event with Sebastien Sasseville, hosted by AMSL Diabetes. He spoke about what he learned from managing his diabetes through his Everest and Sahara Dessert journeys. The funniest part is that all his lessons and wisdom he imparted aren’t just applicable to diabetes. They are life lessons.

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My Diabetes Inklings

The Well-meaning Friend

As people with diabetes, we all know the dangers of sugar-free lollies. Whether it be through personal experience or reading the Amazon reviews of sugar-free gummi bears. I have to admit I treated myself to sugar free chocolate during the early days of my diagnosis until I discovered dark chocolate. But I’ve never had any bad experiences with artificial sweeteners. Until a few days ago.  Continue reading “The Well-meaning Friend”

My Diabetes Inklings

AADE17

I’ve just arrived home from Indianapolis where I attended the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting for 2017. As part of the conference, I managed to attend a tour of Roche Headquarters to see how test strips are made and the Eli Lilly Headquarters, which included a historical tour of the company over the years. On top of that I was able to catch up with friends, make many new ones and learn so much in the diabetes education space in America. I posted day by day updates from the Beta Change Facebook page, but thought I would write something here too

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