10 Tips for Trekking Solo with Type 1 Diabetes

10 Tips for Trekking Solo with Type 1 Diabetes

Some might consider hiking alone with type 1 diabetes a risky undertaking. Although hiking solo with a chronic illness comes with a set of extra risks, in my opinion nothing is out of the question if we take some extra precautions. Here are my top 10 tips for adventuring on your own.

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7 Tips to Get in the Habit of Working Out

7 Tips to Get in the Habit of Working Out

One thing I have realized is that getting exercise daily and even weekly can be a challenge for many of us.  As adults with packed schedules, it can be challenging to prioritize exercise, but with a ton of research emerging supporting the benefits (mental, genetic, academic, and of course physical) of consistent exercise, it is [...]

10 Ways to get a Workout in the Winter

10 Ways to get a Workout in the Winter

Working out in the winter is hard;  yes, even in California.  It's dark, it's cold, and you're wearing a lot of layers.  All sound like great excuses to laze around on your couch drinking eggnog, but it's especially important to keep up your workouts as the days shorten.  Exercise will keep off those winter blues [...]

A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes

A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes

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 (other than my mom) has ever told me that backpacking is [...]

Julian: Best Place to Hike, Worst Place to Apple Pick

Julian: Best Place to Hike, Worst Place to Apple Pick

"It doesn't snow in San Diego." False.  Although it snows about every 50 years in the city of San Diego, it snows almost every year in Julian. Julian, California Julian is one of those strange places that doesn't feel like San Diego.  It is located North East of the city separating coast from dessert.  Southern [...]