Author Archives: Allison Nimlos

Green Light.

I didn’t have that far to go. When my A1C came back at 7.1% in July, I could see not only from the lab result but also from my Dexcom graph that I was hovering just above my goal of … Continue reading

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Riding the Waves with Sugar Surfing

Did I ever mention I organized a Sugar Surfing workshop for Dr. Stephen Ponder? No? Okay, well, let me start at the beginning. I started following the Sugar Surfing page a couple of years ago (like most things, I have no idea … Continue reading

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Hiding Under the Bed

I didn’t mean to go so long between blog posts. I have a couple of review posts planned, but they are still unwritten. For the post part the very end of August and beginning of September seemed rather uneventful. Not … Continue reading

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Self-Reflection: Is Low Carb Worth It?

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how I was thinking about joining the low carb club. While I logically, critically understood that low carb was going to be better for my blood sugars (because when you have a hard … Continue reading

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Every Six Months.

I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that it’s taken me 22 years to hear a “Well….” from my ophthalmologist and a recommendation to come back in six months. Let me back up. As most of  you … Continue reading

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Noncompliance is real and it is a problem. 

When you hear the term “noncompliant,” what’s the first thing that pops into your head?  Every so often, I find myself observing a conversation or reading a blog post denouncing the term “noncompliant diabetic.” And I get it. Most of … Continue reading

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How Low Should I Go?

It’s a question as old as time: To carb, or not to carb… For the past 22 years, the answer has been a resounding “CARB!” and believe you me, I have never held back. Of course, I’ve also only had … Continue reading

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Is This Thing Still On?

  Hello. It’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to… HA. Just kidding. But it has been awhile, hasn’t it? Nearly a year! And ironically (or fortuitously) the break came on the heels of a … Continue reading

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Friday Five

Hope everyone is enjoyed their short week! It was pretty busy now that I am back in school (my fourth semester), so I thought I would do a little update bullet point style. As I just mentioned, I have started … Continue reading

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Diabetus Overwhelmus

It’s no secret that I have been writing about diabetes, in one way or another, for a long time. About half my life, actually. And I’ve had the disease itself for about three-quarters of my life. That’s a lot of … Continue reading

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