I am a Type 1 Diabetic Warrior

Conquering life living with Type 1 Diabetes

Friday, July 12, 2019

Snickerdoodle Protein Bites

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Snickerdoodle Protein Bites

1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
2 Tablespoons coconut flour
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 shake of a salt shaker (if desired)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1-3 (to your liking) squirts of liquid sucralose
1-5 teaspoons of water, add them one at a time until dough sticks together. Each protein powder will require varying amounts of water.

Yields 9 small sized bites.

Nutritional value depends on brands you use.

Mix all of these together in a bowl.  I kneed it together like its dough and make sure all the ingredients get mixed well. Then start adding teaspoons of water and kneed the doughy mix together.  If you put in too much water it gets really gooey and you will need to start over.  Add enough water until you can roll a ball in your hands and it stays in a ball.  I start will rolling the whole batch into on big ball. The oil from the coconut oil will come off onto your hands.

Set bites in a bowl they will all fit in and sprinkle with cinnamon and roll them around, sprinkle them until coated to your liking.

Stick them in an air tight container in the refrigerator for a while and they harden up nicely.  Enjoy!




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Chocolate Protein Bites

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Chocolate Protein Bites

1/2 cup chocolate protein powder
2 Tablespoons coconut flour
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking cocoa
2 shakes of a salt shaker (if desired)
1-3 (to your liking) squirts of liquid sucralose
1-5 teaspoons of water, add them one at a time until dough sticks together. Each protein powder will require varying amounts of water.

Yields 9 small sized bites.

Nutritional value depends on brands you use.

Mix all of these together in a bowl.  I kneed it together like its dough and make sure all the ingredients get mixed well. Then start adding teaspoons of water and kneed the doughy mix together.  If you put in too much water it gets too gooey and you will need to start over.  Add enough water until you can roll a ball in your hands and it stays in a ball.  I start will rolling the whole batch into on big ball. The oil from the coconut oil will come  off onto your hands.

Stick them in an air tight container in the refrigerator for a while and they harden up nicely.  Enjoy!


# Diabetes #Dexcom #TandemDiabetes #Type1Diabetes #dsma #ketogains

I did not fall off the face of the earth I promise!!

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Woah, sorry for the super long blogging hiatus!! It has been a busy busy year so far.

I am back on almost 100% low carb high protein and weight lifting.  My husband has joined me in the low carb life and is also seeing great results! I have dropped a few pounds but most importantly I have gained muscle and am slowly losing body fat.  My belly and back likes to hang onto fat for dear life.  I am using my Fitbit Versa to track my blood sugar from my dexcom and to keep track of food and exercise.  I love my Versa so much!

I post some good grocery store finds on my Diabetic Warrior facebook page but I keep forgetting to post them here!

I also have some really good protein balls I have made up and will share soon!

Here are some really great and flavorful frozen chicken patties I found at my local Aldi grocery store this week!

I cooked them on the stove top in a little olive oil and some salt.  7-8 minutes on each side and make sure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. They were delicious, I ate 2! My kids, however, did not appreciate them! Hahaa






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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

I had to ditch xdrip+ and go back to Dexcom app

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Well I love xdrip+, its predictions, ability to enter carbs, insulin doses and all the bells and whistles.  My Samsung Galaxy S8 phone, however, hates xdrip+ and refused to play well with the app.  It kept losing signal and refusing to re-pair without much work and frustration from me and a lot of swearing at my phone. Most of the signal loss issues were happening at night and so then my followers were in the dark.  I had to shut my missed signal alarm off because it was going off too much and making me craaaazy.

I was somewhat forced to xdrip so I could use my fitbit versa watch to see my blood sugar readings.  I chose Versa because it was just about the only Android compatible watch small enough for my tiny wrist.  I contacted the developer who made the Glance watchface to ask him if he was working towards a Glance watchface that used Dexcom as its data source instead of xdrip/nightscout/spike.  He replied, which I was really excited about, and told me yes, he was working on it and offered to let me be one of the people testing it out and report any issues.  I was incredibly happy because xdrip+ was wearing my patience very thin, as well all know t1d is frustrating enough as it is!

So I am testing out the Glance watchface for my own personal diabetes and loving it but missing the xdrip predictions almost as much. The Glance developer hopes to have it released in January.

I am really considering doing a nightscout website so I can go back to the awesome predictions and have the info on my watchface also...but first I have to figure out how to have enough peace and quiet from 2 kids and 2 very very rambunctious big dogs who are obsessed with having wrestling matches.

So just so you all know an easier Versa watchface is very close and you can keep using the Dexcom G6 official app!!

I love my Versa, as I love how it tracks my heart rate, sleeping, my strength training, steps and it is actually helping me stay on track with all of that and I have lowered my body fat a little bit more while still gaining muscle! I enjoy seeing how much sleep I actually got and then I know why I am so tired somedays.

So now I have to go back to manually restarting my sensors before they expire, which shouldnt be an issue since I had it down before I switched to xdrip.  Xdrip+ restarts your sensor on its own.

Keep up the good fight my fellow warriors!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Insulin quality control sucks!

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For the first time ever since my t1d diagnosis in 2000 I had a bottle of insulin lose potency.

All damn day yesterday I battled my blood sugar. I took corrections via pump, a syringe and insulin bottle. I could keep it hovering around 300 but not get it any lower.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

12 hour battle to get a newly inserted sensor that failed to work!

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I've had a 12 hour battle with my new dexcom sensor, first it said I was 53 for hours, (at 10pm) then I calibrated because it almost tipped the insanity scale.  It kept asking for a calibration every 15 fricken minutes and then it FAILED, of course!  Ahhhh!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

So I switched back to xdrip+

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So I decided to switch back to xdrip+ for a few different reasons.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Restart Dexcom G6 sensor on just your phone

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How to restart your G6 sensor with just your phone and no x2 pump.

1. Phone alarms for 6 hours left on the sensor.

2. Go to the picture folder I keep on my phone for the current sensor code or wherever you have yours written down.

Groundbreaking Research to Cure Diabetes

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"For years, researchers have been working on ways to better manage diabetes and possibly even cure it.