Better’s Bests

I’m on a mission to find great products to make living with type one diabetes a little easier. Here is Living (Dia)Better’s Bests aka a growing list of my favorite things full of healthy products, medical devices, diabetic supplies, and more! If you have a product you want me to try out, please email me at

SizeSlim Supplements

use my code: Diabetter

for 10% off your order!

Being an athlete and living an active lifestyle, it was natural and a  no-brainer to take supplements and products to enhance my workouts and recovery. I was introduced to Whey Proteins, pre-workouts, BCAA’s, and post-recovery products a few years ago when I became serious about fitness. Even in college, our sports trainers encouraged us to drink protein shakes after our intense workouts.

After being diagnosed with type one diabetes, my fitness journey kicked into high gear because I knew just how important it was for me as a T1D to workout; but my sports nutrition intake remained the same. Did you know? Protein shakes can make your blood glucose go up. This is because the liver has the ability to convert the amino acids that are found in protein into sugar. This process is called gluconeogenesis. An excess amount of protein may be turned into sugar in the body and lead to autoimmune diseases. I knew I had to make a change!

SizeSlim is a supplement company whose objective is to help diabetics live better lives. I admire Matt Collins and his business partner’s vision of creating all natural supplements for us diabetics. Matt was diagnosed with type one diabetes in 1997 and lives a very active lifestyle. He played baseball at the University of Michigan and is now working in the Robotic Surgery Med Device industry. Matt and his wife Barbara currently reside in Miami and are expecting baby #1 in July!

Workout Routine:

Pre-Workout (pineapple and orange punch flavor): I take my SizeSlim Pre-Workout 15-20 minutes before heading to the gym. I have not experienced any lows, jitters, or crashes while exercising which is a new feeling for me. Before, when I took pre-workout I would feel jittery to the point where I thought I was going low because I was shaking. Now, I am focused for the duration of my workout and the pump is REAL. Buy yours today!

Recovery (cucumber lime): SizeSlim Recovery is a supplement used to help add strength and muscle, and reduce soreness after working out. It is critical to start taking your Recovery before starting your last few reps or 20 minutes before wrapping up your workout so that your muscles can start recovering properly. Recovery consists of Vitamin C, which aids in the growth and repair of new muscles and allows you to grow clean strength and muscle. I substituted the BCAA’s I’ve been taking for years for my SizeSlim Recovery, and I’ve never looked back. Buy yours today!

Weight Loss Support: I take SizeSlim Weight Loss Support with my daily vitamins, once at breakfast and once at dinner. It controls my appetite, increases my metabolism, and gives me the energy to conquer the day. It is an all-natural fat burner that I have enjoyed taking to help on my journey towards #sweatingforthewedding. Buy yours today!

Sports nutrition, fitness, and living a healthy life is something that I am passionate about. Meeting Matt and being introduced to the SizeSlim products has been life-changing. I’m forever grateful and will continue to support SizeSlim because the products are for me! I can continue living my active lifestyle without worrying about putting products into my body that will affect my blood glucose levels before, during, and after exercising.

SizeSlim is pledging 1% of sales to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help find a cure for type one diabetes!!!!!!!!