Author: Lin May

  • Ways to Incorporate More Salads into Your Low-Carb Diet

    Ways to Incorporate More Salads into Your Low-Carb Diet

    A salad is my favorite go-to option for a low-carb meal. However, I’ve had to change some of my grocery shopping and food prep patterns to make salad a more regular choice for my every day lunch or dinner. The biggest challenges I’ve had are: It’s all too easy to grab something quick but less…

  • Navigating the Honeymoon Phase of LADA Diabetes: A Personal Journey

    Navigating the Honeymoon Phase of LADA Diabetes: A Personal Journey

    The honeymoon phase of LADA Diabetes can be a puzzling and unpredictable journey that lasts for a varying duration, ranging from weeks to years. No two experiences are the same, as each individual’s path is uniquely shaped by their body’s response to this autoimmune condition. In this blog post, I’ll share my own encounter with…

  • Behind the Pages: My Experience with Writing a Book on LADA Diabetes

    Behind the Pages: My Experience with Writing a Book on LADA Diabetes

    Today I write about the writing and self-publishing journey of my Success with LADA Diabetes book. If you also dream of writing a book, I hope this will give you some guidance and inspiration. The Beginning of the Book Project Writing a book was a dream I had first as a teenager. Back then, I…

  • Exploring Banza – A Healthier Alternative to Traditional Pasta (Review)

    Exploring Banza – A Healthier Alternative to Traditional Pasta (Review)

    Are you on the lookout for a healthier pasta option that doesn’t compromise on taste? I recently stumbled upon Banza Rotini during a Costco shopping spree, and its promise of 25% fewer net carbs than traditional pasta, along with added fiber and protein, piqued my curiosity. As someone who isn’t a regular pasta enthusiast due…

  • New Book Announcement: “Success with LADA Diabetes”

    New Book Announcement: “Success with LADA Diabetes”

    I am excited to announce the release of my book, “Success with LADA Diabetes: Achieving Optimal Health with Diet, Exercise, and Insulin.“ This long awaited book draws upon my decade of experience living with LADA Diabetes and aims to cover a wide variety of important topics. Book Description Discover the hidden world of Latent Autoimmune…

  • Amazing Asparagus

    Amazing Asparagus

    I bought some purple Asparagus at the farmer’s market recently, and was amazed by its taste. I started researching the health benefits and was surprised to find that it was very beneficial. Asparagus is very low carb, so it’s the perfect side dish that won’t require much, if any, additional insulin, nor should it cause…

  • Glucose Meters for Checking Blood Glucose

    Glucose Meters for Checking Blood Glucose

    Glucose meters are usually available for purchase over the counter, without a prescription. However, if you have a prescription, you may be able to have your insurance company pay for the glucose meter and test strips. Going with your insurance company’s preferred brand may save you money. If you want to buy a glucose meter…

  • Hamburger Salad for Me; Hamburgers for my family

    Hamburger Salad for Me; Hamburgers for my family

    I am proud of the Hamburger Salad I made for myself. Not eating a bun with my hamburger really helped with keeping my blood glucose more stable. I ate some fries, but this was a 30-carb meal instead of a 70-carb meal, all because I didn’t eat a bun. I could bolus less and didn’t…

  • Fruit Snacks are my new Favorite Low Treatment

    Fruit Snacks are my new Favorite Low Treatment

    I always have something in my pocket to treat low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) and my new favorite thing is Welch’s Fruit Snacks. Since I use insulin to treat my diabetes, getting low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) is always a possibility. Low blood glucose is a medical emergency — but one that can be solved quickly with…

  • Blood Sugar Imbalance Experiences Prior to Diabetes Diagnosis

    Blood Sugar Imbalance Experiences Prior to Diabetes Diagnosis

    In the years prior to my diabetes diagnosis, my blood glucose tested in normal range, and I did not have diabetes. It’s not like I’ve always had LADA diabetes but just didn’t know it. On the contrary, I got bloodwork done that showed a normal fasting blood glucose. I even did a finger prick blood…