Ahhh, we are all right in the thick of the holiday season. There are many reasons why I love the month of December. For starters, the month starts out with my birthday on December 1st. Then I love attending all of the holiday parties and catching up with friends. Work is usually a little more laid back leading up to … Read more
No Med Matt
Check Out the New Blog Site!
Hi Everyone. As you can see, I had my blog site upgraded! I thought after nearly 2 years of blogging, I wanted to increase the professionalism and aesthetics of the site.
I’m by no means a professional blogger, but I feel like I have been able to enhance the lives of a number of … Read more
When I was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (“T1D”) about 4 years ago, it was very stressful having to see my blood sugars swing up and down. My initial A1c test was 6.7 which is essentially an average blood sugar of 146 (most non-diabetics are around 85). I remember initially being in denial thinking that I may not really … Read more
Hello everyone, I have a special treat for you! My wife will be doing my first ever guest blog post. As a type 1 diabetic that has been off medication for going on 4 years, my wife has been a big supporter of my efforts and instrumental to my mission to stay medication free.
What she has to deal with … Read more
As most of my blog followers know, I eat a plant-based diet. I eat minimal animal products and maximize intake of uncooked low glycemic vegetables, nuts and seeds to stay off of medication as type 1 diabetic.
I’m going on nearly 3 years of this diet, and I feel great! That said, I’m in the vast minority and am constantly … Read more
After my last blog post, my friend told me that he did not think it was a good post. He said it gave fuel for all of the doubters out there to call me a phony and decreased my credibility for what I’m trying to accomplish.
Maybe he is right, but at the end of the day, this is real … Read more
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 was truly eye-opening. One of the very interesting segments was from a parent who is raising a T1D child. I always say that my battle is half as difficult as those that a parent of a T1D child must face. His name is RD Dikeman, and he has a very interesting story to share.
RD Dikeman… Read more
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
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