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Free Sample Birth Plan for Moms with Gestational Diabetes

Free Sample Birth Plan for Moms with Gestational Diabetes Both of my two pregnancies I’ve had gestational diabetes.  In the first pregnancy, I was able to control my glucose levels through diet and exercise.  This time around I had…

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Corn Tortillas vs Flour Tortillas for Diabetics

Corn Tortillas vs Flour Tortillas for Diabetics There’s a lot of debate about whether flour or corn tortillas are healthier.  Some will say that flour are healthier if you eat wheat tortillas. I’ve always found it to the be…

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First morning after insulin during pregnancy

First morning after insulin during pregnancy So, last night I had a 156 1 hour after dinner and this morning, my fasting was 92. Just a little high for both. Today we’ll see how it goes now that I’ll…

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Starting on Insulin during pregnancy

Starting on Insulin during pregnancy I just took my first ever injection of insulin. I’m not a person who’s cool with needles. In fact, I can’t even watch them draw my blood at the doctor’s office, but I did…

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Fine Tuning Gestational Diabetes with Glyburide

Fine Tuning Gestational Diabetes with Glyburide My glucose numbers are improving. It’s been almost 3 weeks since I started with medication (Glyburide) on July 4th and I’m finally in the 80s for my fasting blood glucose and in the…

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Ketones, diabetes and pregnancy

27 weeks and counting Ok, so I’ve never had to do this before, but this week I’m learning about Ketones. I’ve been testing every morning and it’s been all good except today, which I think is a result of…

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Getting enough protein when you’re diabetic

26 weeks and counting So, I recently asked my friends on Facebook about what kinds of things I could eat in the mornings to get more protein with my breakfast without eating too many carbs (right now I’m at…

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Car Seat Safety: National Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Passenger Safety Week: September 15-21, 2013 FACT: car crashes are a leading killer of children ages 1 to 13. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of two children died every day in 2011 from motor vehicle crashes. However a…

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La Semana de la Seguridad del Niño Pasajero

La Semana de la Seguridad del Niño Pasajero: 15 al 21 de septiembre, 2013 De acuerdo con la Administración Nacional de la Seguridad del Tráfico en las Carreteras (NHTSA, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Transporte de…

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Find $4 Generics at Walmart, Target & Many Local Pharmacies

Find $4 Generic Prescriptions in Your Area Did you know that you can get generic medications for just $4?  That’s right.  Most medications are now available in their generic form for less than you’d spend on a McDonald’s kids…

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Obesity In America {Infographic}

Created by: MedicalCodingCareerGuide.com Chantilly PatiñoHola!  I’m Chantilly Patiño, mom to a multiracial Latino family, living in South Texas and we’re proud to share the food and culture of the place we call home. ❤  Questions or comments about the blog?  You…

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Multiracial Families, We Need to Support This! {Mixed Match Film}

  Multiracial Donors Needed! I have a biracial daughter and like many of you, I worry about her future everyday.  I worry about her education, about how she’ll overcome other people’s expectations and about her success in a world…

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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is No Picnic

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis & Auto-Immune Disease Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been around as much lately…and you’ve probably also noticed that I haven’t been doing my weekly columns (Multicultural Mondays & the Life Change Challenge). I just…

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Life Change Challenge: Week 4 {Healthy Stuff I Love}

Today I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite healthy stuff.  Below are some healthy snacks and kid friendly treats that we frequently use in our home.  I hope that you will enjoy them too…

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Life Change Challenge: Week Three {Vegging Out}

  My New Breville Juice Fountain I’ve been out sick for a couple of weeks, but I’ve been waiting to share some of our successes and challenges with you.  First off, we got a juicer!  The one above, in…

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Life Change Challenge: Week One {Jump Starting}

Eating & Drinking Right This week was kind of tough.  Ok, it was downright difficult.  It was week one of my Life Change Challenge, in which my goal is to live healthier and fitter.  Well, it went ok, but…

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LET’S DO THIS: Start a National Campaign for Spina Bifida!

   (click above to vote)   Laura Tellado, journalist and award winning author of Holdin’ Out For a Hero and Espresso con Leche, has launched a donor page with Pepsi’s community fundraising initiative, the Pepsi Refresh Project, to raise funds for a national campaign…

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Disparities in Oral Health of Latinos {Multicultural Familia}

  Both my husband and I grew up in families with limited access to dental care and our experiences with dentist were always much more dramatic as a result of our infrequent visits.  Nowadays there are more resources available…

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Important Car Seat Safety Tips

The Federal Government estimates that up to 85% of car seats are installed improperly.  Even more frightening is the fact that car accidents are the #1 killer of children under age 12.  Why? Because children are not being properly secured into…