Sunday 31 July marks the 5th year I’ve been
living thriving with Type 1 Diabetes (My Diaversary). It seems like just the other day I was embarking on my wellness journey, after being admitted into ICU and subsequently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. What a journey it has been!
Although here I discuss my condition and while it is a serious subject, I wanted to balance this post by sharing this celebratory Blueberry Chickpea Flour Pancake recipe, that is truly so delicious!!!
These 5 years have been so full! Full of learning, full of managing, full of adapting, full of growing, full of life! Each day has unfolded with new challenges, which in turn have allowed me to grow so much! And for the most part I think this is evident in life, when you’re constantly evolving, shifting. From one space in time to the next. It truly is an incredible process. Continue reading
Granola Bars! Best! Things! Ever! For me, being a Type 1 Diabetic, my sugar levels can sometimes go haywire. There are SO many things that can affect sugar levels. Hormones, periods, exercise (or lack thereof), coffee, insufficient sleep, out of routine meals, stress, and the list goes on and on. Through ups and downs, it can be a real roller coaster. The joys of Type 1!!! For me, sugar lows are the worst, and the scariest as they can drop so low so quickly, and that’s when you need something like these delicious chewy granola bars to pick them back up, and sustain your levels, without causing them to spike.
I try really hard to manage myself to the best of my ability, but sometimes I don’t always get it right. I’ve realized that being kind to myself is the best treatment, and understanding there are sometimes things I cannot control.
Breakfast has to be one of my favorite meals of the day! And I’ll admit, I am such a creature of habit, and tend to have a handful of breakfast recipes which I juggle and alternate from. Obviously making them each unique with various different toppings, or what ever is in hands reach in the cupboard. Now, in South Africa I used to frequently buy gluten (wheat) free oats, but am battling to find them here in Nelson. I don’t have a gluten sensitivity, but I choose not to eat gluten containing foods often as I know the health implications. That being said my diet is pretty much gluten free, aside from oats (organic) every now and then. This breakfast oats recipe is one of my all time favorites!!!