Just some simple burgers…and I’m Type 1 diabetic BTW

I have been horrible about posting anything new on this site. Life just gets busy sometimes. And sometimes life throws you some curve balls. I’ve mentioned on here before that I am was Type 2 diabetic. Well, back in November (November 4th to be exact) I got the news that I am Type 1 diabetic. What’s the difference you might ask? Type 2 diabetics are insulin resistant. A Type 1 diabetic no longer produces any insulin and must take shots or use an insulin pump the rest of their lives.

With that news, I had to make drastic lifestyle changes. I’ve had to learn how to count carbs in everything I eat. And I mean EVERYTHING!! I had to learn to calculate how much insulin to take. Luckily I have a great team working with me including an endocrinologist, a nurse practitioner, a nutritionist and a trainer for my insulin pump so I’m getting all that figured out

Then came Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the stuff that goes along with that, so life has just been to hectic and stressful to bother about posting. But I think we’ve turned a corner, got all that figured out and hopefully we can resume posting here more regularly.

I’m lucky that I have such a wonderful wife. She has been very supportive and understanding. And she’s been doing a great job finding recipes that are low carb for us to enjoy. So we are going to take a turn with this blog and start posting recipes that are healthy and low carb but still delicious. I think some of them might be considered Keto, but I am not well educated on what determines if something is Keto. They will definitely be more diabetic friendly. Maybe not all, but more for sure.

So last night we were craving burgers. Nothing fancy, just some bacon cheeseburgers. To make it diabetic friendly/low carb, we omitted the bun and went with a just lettuce. I know that’s not mind blowing or Earth shattering, but its an adjustment we’ve made. I’ve actually grown to like it like this and I don’t miss the bun at all. I do miss the side of fries, though. Duke still get his burger with a bun. Can’t deprive a kid just cuz his old man can’t have it that way.

The last two pictures are of my pump (or my electronic pancreas as I like to call it), my Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) and how they are attached to my body. I’m running a Tandem T:slim x2 with the new Control IQ software that just came out mid January and a Dexcom G6 continuous glucose meter that tells my pump what my blood glucose is so it can make adjustments. The new Control IQ software is so new, I’m the first patient my endocrinologist has written a prescription for and only the 3rd person my trainer had trained on it. The other two people were herself and her colleague. Today being one week since I started, I can say that it has made an amazing difference on my blood glucose and how I’m managing it.

So are any of my followers out there diabetic? Type 1 or Type 2? Are ya’ll interested in low carb/healthier recipes? Thoughts? Suggestions? What would you like to see?

6 thoughts on “Just some simple burgers…and I’m Type 1 diabetic BTW

  1. I’m a type 2 and trying to manage my glucose levels. I do the planning and cooking so balance is the key for everyone at the table. I’m intrested in your experiences!

  2. I’m type 2 diabetic and always looking for flavorful recipes. You can also use portobello mushrooms for a burger bun for more variety. I really hated giving up the chocolate pecan pies you posted years ago!

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