A Brief Guide to Alcohol Metabolism and Blood Glucose

As a type 1 diabetic who loves a good IPA, I often get asked how alcohol affects blood glucose. The answer I give is not what most would expect. Alcohol does not equal Carbohydrates Most people lump alcohol in with carbohydrates. They expect alcohol to act as sugar and raise blood glucose. What they fail… More A Brief Guide to Alcohol Metabolism and Blood Glucose

A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1

  I grew up assuming that backpacking was not an option for me.  Backpacking along with scuba diving was looped into the “too dangerous for diabetics” category in my head. A category, which I’ve only recently realized is completely ludicrous. Unlike scuba diving, no one has ever told me that backpacking is not an option.… More A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1

Conversations with Strangers: 3 Reasons Not to go on High Protein Low Carb Diets

I’m told that I have one of those faces. One of the ones you want to talk to. One of those faces that people immediately spill all their secrets to.  Random people on the street are constantly approaching me and wanting to converse about their music career, ex girlfriends, current boyfriends, dogs, and more often… More Conversations with Strangers: 3 Reasons Not to go on High Protein Low Carb Diets

Semolina Rigatoni with Shrimp, Scallops, and Sun Gold Tomatoes

Semolina Rigatoni with Shrimp, Scallops, and Sun Gold Tomatoes Ingrediants (Serves 3) 1 Box fresh Rigatoni( I get mine fresh from Santa Cruz Pasta Company, or if you have plenty of time and a pasta maker you can make your own) 3 tbsp olive oil 1/4 vidalia onion Salt to taste 3 garlic cloves peeled… More Semolina Rigatoni with Shrimp, Scallops, and Sun Gold Tomatoes

Mussels, Vanadium, and a Bed of Mache Rossettes

  You don’t often hear the mineral Vanadium thrown about with regards to food.  Vanadium to most is an obscure transition metal on the periodic table, not something dietary along the lines of calcium or iron.  Vanadium is not an essential mineral, meaning our bodies don’t rely on Vanadium to perform functions such as blood clotting (calcium… More Mussels, Vanadium, and a Bed of Mache Rossettes