Not Exactly What I Had Planned


Not Exactly What I Had Planned

Toby SmithsonContributor: Toby Smithson, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES, PWD

As if a pandemic wasn't enough, I've managed to injure myself to boot. And I'm learning some important lessons about trying to manage blood sugar levels with trauma, stress, sleeplessness, and pain medications all playing ping pong with my blood glucose levels. One lesson - certified diabetes educators sometimes need to consult with their own certified diabetes educator for help.

What else have I learned? I'll tell you in my video below:

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Toby Smithson is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes care and education specialist, and a PWD (person with diabetes). The Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group has awarded her the 2020 Diabetes Educator of the Year. Toby is a speaker, writer, and consultant dietitian based in Hilton Head Island, SC. Toby is the author of Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition For Dummies, a regular contributor at, blogger for US News Health & Report and columnist and advisor for Diabetic Living Magazine. She can be found on