Entries by Hanna Boëthius

Traveling with Diabetes

I truly love to travel, it’s one of the biggest passions in my life. To get to see, feel, sense, experience and smell the smells of a new place, is sometimes what keeps me going through a rough patch. I try to travel as often as I can, meaning as often as money allows me […]

New Year – New Resolutions?

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion” So why stress yourself to a goal you think you need and want? I don’t believe in new years resolutions. They are very often a surefire way of setting yourself up for failure. Why is […]

Lonely Diabetes?

Plus one is the loneliest number. And my constant companion Diabetes knows exactly which buttons to push to make me feel lonely, alone and isolated. It’s the time of family gatherings, meeting friends and spending time with those you love. But if your (involuntary and unwanted) BFF Diabetes doesn’t play along, it doesn’t matter who […]

Saffron Coconut Macaroons

I know just how busy you are today. So today’s post will be very short and to the point. A few people have asked me about the recipe for the Saffron Coconut Macaroons that I shared in my Diabetes Advent Calendar. And because I’m feeling the festive spirits (no, I don’t mean the rum), I […]

Doctor’s Praise

Have you ever had a doctor’s appointment during which you get praise from said doctor? This was a completely foreign concept for me until recently, despite having lived with Type 1 Diabetes for 29 years. But as I’ve managed to gain better insight into the illness that co-habits my body, and therefore slightly better control, there […]

Being (nutritionally) wealthy

“I’m eating all the right things, but I don’t feel any better yet. What am I doing wrong?” When you start a healthier lifestyle, there are a lot of other things that need to change than “just” what you eat. For the sake of clarification, I’m not saying what you eat isn’t important – what […]

Where are your insulin injection sites?

Ahhh, the feeling of being able to FINALLY itch underneath an insulin injection site (or a pump site!) when you change it! Sometimes it feels like rainbows and puppies and magic all in one go (or is that just me….?) Especially if the site has been a little oddly placed (hey, it happens), and some […]

Grain Free Thanksgiving

Happy American Thanksgiving! (Well, almost) This year, we cheated a little. As in we already had our Thanksgiving last weekend. I’ve seen some questions on how to make a grain free Thanksgiving meal. Luckily, this is exactly what I had last weekend. It was a great day; we had some friends over, cooked together, laughed, […]

Diabetes Interview: 30 Questions

Sometimes, working on my own can feel slightly schizophrenic. I know you have tons of questions for me. And today you’ll get some of them answered! I’ve done an interview with none other than my fabulous self. I asked myself, included the ones from you (and googled some) questions to answer. So here we go, […]

Healthy Holidays in One Step

It’s that time of the year again! Stores are filled with holiday cheers and people seem to start getting a little lighter mooded, most of them looking forward to the holidays. And I heard this year’s first Christmas song yesterday! As you may know, I’m not exactly a fan of how sugar coated the holidays […]