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The Implications of Using CBD for Chronic Conditions: Here’s What We Know
Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating compound in cannabis, has become a popular alternative to pharmaceuticals. CBD users can sometimes find relief from their conditions without harsh side effects. “41% of cannabis users surveyed report swapping out other medications completely in favor of ...
June 28, 2019
Cooking Through Lyfe
Poached Pears With Whipped Cream Recipe
POACHED PEARS WITH WHIPPED CREAM An original recipe from Lyfebulb CEO Dr. Karin Hehenberger, MD, PhD Interested in more delicious auto-immune diet friendly recipes! Click the link to learn more about “The Everything You Need to Know About Diabetes Cookbook: Expert advice, plus 70 recipes...
December 18, 2018
Caregivers: The Greatest Blessing of All
As we wrap up Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, I reflect on the greatest blessing of all in my IBD journey: my caregivers, my dear mother and husband. From the constant rides into the city for doctors’ visits to packing wounds and changing PICC line dressings while helping me walk ...
December 8, 2018
Real Talk with Dave: Why Carb Counting is So Important
May 11, 2018
Real Talk with Dave: All about the Dexcom G6
Many people have been eagerly waiting for the Dexcom G6 to be announced. Well, it just so happens that it is now FDA approved and available in June. I had the special privilege of being sent a Dexcom G6 to try out and so far, I am loving it. As promised, I wanted to share my open and honest ...
May 4, 2018
THE MORNING SUGAR: A Window into your Type One Management
I lie in bed with one eye open, ears still ringing from my poorly selected, overplayed alarm tone. I sit half hunched over my glucose monitor attempting the first blood-drop-to-test-strip co-ordination of the day. Its 05h30, I have fasted for 6 to 8 hours, it’s time to dive into diabetes. My ...
April 26, 2018
Real Talk With Dave: Appreciate the Ordinary Days
When living with Diabetes, there really aren’t any “ordinary” days. Every day, regardless of what goes on, has some type of situation. You could have perfect blood sugars all day, but you may have to change out your pump site. You could have a day where you are still within your weeklong ...
March 16, 2018
Workout Wednesday: Exercise Tips from JT
Hi everyone! A little background on me: I’ve been running ever since I was an undiagnosed diabetic who kept passing out in football practice in 8th grade. The football coaches told me I should try track instead, and I haven’t looked back since. I went on to run Division 1 track and cross ...
March 14, 2018
Real Talk with Dave: No Rest Until We Find a Cure
Over the past couple of weeks, I have seen nothing but true bravery in the T1D community. I am constantly amazed and inspired by the level of support and love that is shown throughout every act of strength and kindness every Diabetic has to offer. Lately, what’s been on my mind has been the ...
March 2, 2018
Real Talk With Dave: You Are NOT Alone
“You are not alone”. Just one thing they immediately tell you when you are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Though this is so true, when one is first diagnosed, that is not necessarily something you would want to hear. It takes time and a personal connection with T1D on a unique level to fully...
February 23, 2018
Real Talk with Dave: The Time I Forgot My Insulin 2,000 Miles Away from Home (What to do in a Diabetic Emergency)
Aloha! When we all think of Hawaii, we think of paradise. Beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees, and the great memories that can be made in the state of Hawaii. However, to me, Hawaii ended up being the place I learned the most valuable lesson ever in terms of living (and surviving) with Type 1 ...
February 16, 2018
Real Talk with Dave: How To do Disneyland as a Diabetic
We all know Disneyland is The Happiest Place on Earth, however, going to the park as a Type 1 Diabetic can be somewhat of a challenge and not always the happiest it could be. This past week, I had the privilege of spending my 21st birthday at Disneyland and I came across some minor ...
February 9, 2018
Exercising With Chronic Illness
Exercising is a little different for anyone living with a chronic illness. Some workouts trigger flare-ups in autoimmune conditions, while others cause discomfort or pain. Sticking to a regular routine is also difficult due to the many challenges brought about by one’s condition. The goal of ...
August 28, 2020
5 Ways to Help Loved Ones Understand Chronic Pain
Sometimes one of the most difficult things about the experience of living with chronic pain can be feeling that your loved ones don’t understand. Even when loved ones mean well and want to be there for you, sometimes they simply can’t fully ‘get’ what you’re going through. This can ...
July 24, 2020
7 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone with IBD
IBD is a pretty hard thing to deal with. As an invisible illness, people can’t see everything going on inside my body. My body is waging a war against itself and no one can see it when they first look at me. I’ve gotten quite a few reactions when I tell someone about my ulcerative colitis. ...
May 16, 2020