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Blood sugar logs

I write this in the hope of helping someone who may be facing the same thing with their child; steroid-induced diabetes. To make a long story very short, my daughter was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia less than two months ago, and as part of her treatment she has been on dexamethasone, a steroid. Unfortunately, she was one of the rare children that the steroids have been wreaking havoc on her blood sugars, even though she otherwise is not a diabetic. So, as if an ALL diagnosis wasn’t enough, we also had to learn blood sugar monitoring, insulin dosing and shots, carb counting, and dealing with the emotions of having to do all this with a five-year-old. [continue reading…]


Ok, people, I’m totally going there today. This is your warning. This post might be a little T.M.I. for some of you. But, if you’re like me and have always experienced horrible breast pain in the days leading up to your period, today is your lucky day!

Let me share with you how one simple (or maybe not-so-simple) diet change eliminated my pre-menstrual breast pain, immediately! [continue reading…]