Being diagnosed with a chronic disease can be one of life’s scariest moments. As someone who works with newly diagnosed diabetic patients often, I understand the fear, confusion, and “now what?” attitude that can quickly follow.
Last summer (hello blondie!) I paired with the PROVE campaign to develop a video that would be shown to new diabetic patients, as encouragement to get them started on a management plan. The series also features interviews with a Certified Diabetic Educator, Physical Therapist, Pharmacist, & Physician.
It is beyond awkward to watch yourself on camera. Wow! I know I use my hands when I speak, but this might be taking it a little far? My Italian ancestors should be proud
Hope you enjoy, feel free to share with others who need words of encouragement and/or motivation.
This oatmeal is so, so good. Try it soon with fresh blueberries.
Bike riding. BL and I have been doing a ton of riding lately and I can’t get enough of it! Last weekend we did a 50 mile loop on Sat. and then biked through wine country on Sunday. I never want summer to end.
It’s funny what inspires you. I am often surprised on where I get an idea for a recipe; waking through a grocery store, something on TV, magazines, or reading menus. Sometimes though inspiration it has nothing to do with food. In striving to live the healthiest life for me, I try to challenge myself to find beauty (and therefore inspiration) in all things. Here are 5 things that are inspiring me this week.
Cherry tomatoes from our garden. So sweet, I’m eating them like candy.
Our new kitty Mowgli, rescued from a strawberry farm
Perfect dessert for a summer night: Chocolate Cookie Dough “Blizzard” from ohsheglows.com
(photo credit: Oh She Glows)
Enjoying the scenery, kayaking in Tahoe.
I have been swimming in Swiss Chard from our CSA; made these delicious enchiladas this week using caramelized onions and swiss chard.