Diabetes Hospitality Done Right

king william manor

As I’ve recently posted about diabetes related, travel debacles, I wanted to start your Monday morning with a positive travel experience.  I’m not bragging, but I’m lucky enough to visit dear friends each January in San Antonio who own what used to be called a “bed & breakfast”.  King William Manor no longer serves breakfast, but Craig & Alison are a wealth of knowledge as to local places to visit depending on our preferred diet.  They listen and sincerely care about your health problems or restricted dietary needs and offer a variety of options within walking distance.  Should you not want to walk you can rent a bike or grab a pedicab.  For those of you who travel – you NEED to make the King William Manor a future travel destination.

New restaurants and shops are popping up all the time in this historic arts district, but there are a few local venues you don’t want to miss. Continue reading

Vegan Cashew Cheese Please

cashew cheese

I know what you’re thinking – Cashew Cheese???? I’m not a vegan, but am staying with friends who are vegetarians and I’m always eager to learn a new recipe. One sunny afternoon, Craig whipped together a batch of cashew cheese. Cashew cheese was a foreign concept to me so I was pleasantly surprised by how amazingly similar it tasted to cheese. This recipe is simple, good for you and a great replacement for dairy. Enjoy.

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Tuesday Topic: Do Diabetics Ever Really Get A Vacation?

vacation gone wrong

As a T1D who loves to travel, I was recently reminded how diabetes is a part of every waking moment of my life before heading South for my birthday extravaganza.  Most folks just throw clothes in a bag, grab some cash and hit the road.  That is NOT the case for a diabetic.  I’m a planner so the diabetes related thoughts start flooding my consciousness about a week or so prior to leaving.

  • Do I have enough insulin?
  • Should I pack extra needles?

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