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In the summer of 2005, I got diagnosed as a diabetic, early Type 1.  The way I found out was incredibly lucky and ear-burning embarrassing.  Since then, I’ve made a thousand mistakes.  But I’ve also had the benefit of contact with some of the world’s greatest experts in diabetes and health. They steer me back in the right direction, as does the support of my husband and friends.  So far,  I haven’t needed any drugs or insulin injections, yet my blood sugars are normal.  Maybe something I’m doing is helping me.  Maybe something that might help you.

The “Me” part of this blog  tells my personal stories.  “Then” is about how this happened, in the order that it happened, complete with in-the-moment interviews I recorded with doctors and other health experts, as it was happening.  The “Nutrition Think Tank” is a community project launched in 2004 and directed by Ron Rosedale, MD.  It’s both a how to section and a story of its own.  “Now” is my rants and worries, hopes and fears.  Right now.

Special thanks to Doug Wray for helping build this site, and to Yachin Bonny You for the visual design.

— Shelley Schlender

  6 comments for “Me

  1. February 11, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Hi, Russell,

    Any chance you know Susan from Chicago?

  2. January 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I have to thank you Shelley for your interviews.
    I first found your site when, in early 2014, Googling for something about glucose, I found Dr. Stephen Phinney’s interview about the Western States 100. Because it was about more than just the race, I read the article twice before I noticed the “listen” link.

  3. Russell Long
    February 27, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Shelley, have there been an further communications or updates from Quest Nutrition Bars? And… have you learned of anything else on the market that would have low pig impacts to us?

    Thanks much,


  4. December 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Hey Shelley,
    I stumbled onto your blog after following links discussing the LLVLC Julian Bakery posts.

    We (and of course others) carry a line of products from the bakery Healthwise Bakery that comes with a ‘No Blood Sugar Impact Guarantee.’ If you are ever looking for some blog content and would be willing to organize a group of diabetics or dieters to test their results with the Healthwise Bakery Zero Net Carb line I’d be more than happy to provide the product required / sponsor the test.

    The reason is to ensure that people don’t assume the Healthwise line of products will also have a significant impact on their blood sugar levels.


    P.S. Healthwise admits their products are not as palatable as the Julian Bakery products because the ingredients required to make a true ‘diabetic friendly’ bread are very unique.

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