I just listened to naturopath Dr. Jody Stanislaw being interviewed by blogger, podcaster and fellow type 1, Nayiri Mississian. Jody starts out telling her “diagnosis story” and by time we’re twenty minutes in, I’m overwhelmed by the complexity of what I do every single day, my best to keep my blood sugar between my own set targets, 75 and 150 mg/dl. I’m relieved someone gets it and looking forward to learning what Jody is going to share, and she does not disappoint.
Stanislaw has been educating and counseling type 1s for years. You can find tons of informative short videos on her website.
I know most of what Jody says (we once had drinks in lower Manhattan so I feel permission to call her Jody) in this interview below. For instance I know it’s ridiculous to follow the pre-bolus rule – take your dose 15 minutes before your meal – without any context. Am I going to eat a lot of simple carbs or hardly any carbs and a lot of fat, which will delay any rise? Did I just come in from exercising at the gym, which will continue to lower my blood sugar?
Yet, when Jody says it’s all about “insulin dosing” I know I have to listen. And I hear insights from Stanislaw. Like why walking in the morning won’t bring down high blood sugar. It more likely will bring it up. And that cold showers increase insulin sensitivity, which is really interesting because the husband recently discovered Wim Hof, a fellow Netherlander, who is all about cold showers. I hear him, the husband not Wim, gasping every morning. But I digress.
Take an hour and watch the video below. I think you’ll be surprised how much valuable content is in this interview as the good doctor tells it like it is after she’s experimented on herself endlessly for her, and our, benefit.
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Your site always passes on some of the most interesting and helpful things. Thank you-
Thank you Kris I’m glad it’s helpful