I live in one of the smoggiest cities in America, and it's also fire season. Exercising outdoors has many health benefits, but what are the risks of being active outdoors with poor air quality?
This may seem like a strange time to discuss backpacking with type 1 diabetes as many trails are closed, national parks are closed, and organizations like the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Pacific Crest Trail Association are recommending that people postpone or cancel trips due to COVID-19. Furthermore, The American Hiking Society at this time [...]
We left for Switzerland at the beginning of March. This is the story of how we got back, the different approaches to public health, and the efforts we took to minimize risk of transmission and infection while traveling.
After completing a 10 day cross-country road trip from North Carolina to California, here are my 10 tips for road tripping with type 1 diabetes.
Having never been to Zion National Park and less than 24 hours planned in the park, a trip up the Narrows was top of my list (yes above even Angel's Landing). Why the narrows? The narrows is one of the most iconic hikes in Zion National Park, and its got something for everyone. Plus, when [...]
From its Baroque cities and ever erupting volcano to its ancient Greek ruins and crystal clear waters, Sicily holds a beauty like no other. Take a trip down memory lane with Matt and I along Sicily's southern coast.
Looking for a two night backpacking trip near Santa Cruz that features giant redwood groves, gorgeous vistas, and epic waterfalls?
Big Basin Redwoods State Park has got you covered.
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.
Few things feel better than summiting an epic peak or racing down a mountain on skis, and few things feel worse than a bouncing blood sugar forming jagged peaks across your cgm monitor and ruining your epic day. I set about to understanding what's happening on the inside that could be impacting blood glucose at high altitude.
Traveling with type 1 diabetes is not always easy, but with a little extra planning and preparation, you can hopefully avoid most stressful diabetes-related drama on your vacation.