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No Med Matt

I am Humbled

Penguins Win the Stanley Cup Again!

Right on the heels of a 2nd consecutive Stanley Cup Championship for the Pittsburgh Penguins (I am a Pittsburgher), I was all ready to write up a raw raw post talking about all of the great things that a plant-based diet affords the general population.

Change in Tune

That was until we took my … Read more

The Diabetes Summit

Understanding disease is never an easy task. When I was first diagnosed in early 2014, the doctors made type 1 diabetes sound so simple to me. They told me that my beta cells were being attacked and that I will soon no longer have the ability to create insulin on my own.

Diabetes is not so Simple

At the time, … Read more

Back to the Basics – Who Needs an Oven…

Sometimes whenever my blood sugars start creeping up, I have to go back to the basics of what I learned years ago that has kept me off of medication. There are so many food temptations every day that it’s tough not to cheat every now and then.

For the most part, I’m very disciplined, but it doesn’t take much deviation … Read more

What Do I Feed the Kids!?

I have two little rugrats running around and they are so cute. My son just turned 3 and my daughter just turned 1. My son was actually born two weeks after I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Talk about a stressful month. Below is a recent picture of the two from their 1 and 3 year old photo … Read more

My Words of Wisdom

Well, this past December marked the official 3 year anniversary of me being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and also the 3 year mark of managing the disease with no medication.

It’s been an incredible journey over the past few years, both with ups and downs. My blog has been a great forum to spread my message and help … Read more

My Blog – A Year in Review (How am I Doing?)

One Year Blogging!

Well, it’s already been one year since I started my blog. I wasn’t really sure what I expected this to turn into when I started it back in December 2015. Like most people, I had a busy life and knew I didn’t have much time to devote to this blog, but I knew I had a powerful … Read more

To Eat Meat or Not to Eat Meat

That is the question….

Almost 3 Years and No Meds

I’m glad to report that I’m coming up on 3 years with Type 1 Diabetes (“T1D”) and have yet to take any medication. Of those 3 years, the past two have been following the mostly raw vegan plant-based diet (“PBD”). As I’ve mentioned in my previous blog posts, I truly … Read more

Staying Disciplined While Traveling

One of the hardest parts of managing type 1 diabetes without medication is staying disciplined while traveling. Whether it’s a business trip or a vacation, they both present many opportunities for me to get off the wagon.

I’m Only Human

I know many of you that follow my blog and are educated on T1D probably think that I’m part human, Read more

Scary Dairy

I thought a good post would be to talk about the laundry list of problems that dairy products (i.e. cow’s milk, cow’s milk based yogurt and cheese) can cause . Before I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (“T1D”) in 2014, dairy products were staple of my diet including cow’s milk in my cereal for breakfast, a yogurt everyday and … Read more