Home Exchange: A Solution to Affordable Travel with Food Allergy, Celiac and Diabetes

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If you took a look at our bags when we travel, you might think we’ve packed everything but the kitchen sink. The reality is that the kitchen sink awaits at our destination. As a family affected by food allergy, celiac disease and diabetes, having access to a kitchen is a crucial component of a successful trip. Options are increasing for

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Seven Reasons to Add a Farmers’ Market Visit to Your Itinerary

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I’m passionate about feeding my family high quality food. At its very essence, we are what we eat. Our health is directly affected! Organic produce, non-CAFO meat and minimally processed foods dominate my grocery list. Cooking, however, is the bane of my existence. In my sixteen year tenure of being an at-home mom, I have learned to embrace it. Reluctantly.

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From Trick-or-Treating to Bribery: Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac, Food Allergy and a Nutritionista Mom

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My boys and my husband have always loved Halloween. It’s their favorite holiday. Ghoulish creatures are placed strategically around our front yard, candelabras adorned with spider webs decorate the mantle, jack-o-laterns get carved and giant spiders and rats show up in startling spots throughout the house. And the costumes? They’re discussed for weeks in advance. While candy isn’t mentioned, Halloween

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Taking Diabetes Devices Through Airport Security Can Be Stressful! Have You Tried TSA Cares?

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Airport security. Those two words conjure up lots of images… Waiting. Watching the clock. Scrambling. Scrambling to get carry-ons onto the conveyor belt. Scurrying to remove shoes, unload purses, jackets and other personal belongings into trays. Answering children’s questions while urging them to help. Last minute searches to find the 3-1-1 bags of liquids and gels. And so on… Diabetes

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Flights, Peanuts, Allergic Kids — More Notes From an Anxious Mom

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It’s been a worrisome month in the food allergy community. In two separate incidents, a little girl experienced anaphylaxis aboard an airplane as a result of a life-threatening nut allergy. As a parent of a peanut-allergic child, my breath just stops when I read such a story. I know I am not alone. Twitter is abuzz with reactions to these

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Finding Safe Food on Vacation: Seven Lessons Learned.

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If you’ve researched all your allergen specific and/or gluten-free dining options in advance of your vacation, you’re awesome! You’ve cut stress and hours of research time out of your trip, thereby maximizing the fun. Congratulations! But then there’s the rest of us. Perhaps we thought we’d somehow fit this research time in before we left — in between the packing,

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