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T1D-er here, and I love the last question and your answer! I have had a long love affair with food, and I sometimes wonder which one is the chicken or the egg here. I was diagnosed at the age of 13 with T1D, so there really isn't much of my life that I was actively making food choices without diabetes being a factor. So I wonder if my love of food (and all things surrounding it, like cooking, restaurants, the history, etc) just stems from the fact that I have to hyperfocus on food so much of my life and it's just a way of me dealing with that, or whatever. It is true that once you become fluent with the language of T1D, it's much easier to just... eat. But (and I'm sure Grace knows this, but it's always nice to hear) I have only recently given myself grace (no pun intended, sorry) for how my body reacts to food. Blood sugars gonna blood sugar, and food should be a source of joy, not stress. It's only been the past few years, and surrounding myself (mostly online) with other T1D-ers that got me fully to that point. Yes, I'd love to have perfect numbers at all times. But sometimes, you just want the damn dessert!

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Marcus, thank you as always for your kind + considered thoughts. Means so much to hear! "Blood sugars gonna blood sugar, and food should be a source of joy, not stress" should be a t-shirt! front and back! :)

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From Grace: "Thank you for this, Marcus. I'm going to make 'blood sugars gonna blood sugar' my new mantra."

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May 9, 2023Liked by Julia Turshen

Merch drop coming soon 🤣🤣

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May 25, 2023Liked by Julia Turshen

WHOA, that microwaved rice/scrambled egg/soy sauce idea is a game changer. The best non-cooking cooking I've done in a long time!

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im so glad!!!! also, FWIW, I absolutely consider that combo cooking!! I just think we've been taught that cooking has to be complicated....it does not! so glad you enjoy this.

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