Ketosis, Keto, Ketogenic… These key words seem to be popping up everywhere, from recent journal articles to fad diets to health blogs, but this concept is anything but new. This week we are putting ketosis under the microscope, examining the peer-reviewed research and the fads. … More Ketosis: Reviewing the Research and the Fad
I was once hesitant to invest in a continuous glucose monitor. Now I can’t imagine living without mine. Learn more about the strengths and limitations of the Dexcom CGM. … More The Case for Continuous Glucose Monitors
My personal experience with diabetes from diagnosis through adulthood. … More Me, Myself, and my Type 1 Diabetes
What are probiotics? Are probiotics even effective? What’s going on in my gut? Exploring what research has shown on probiotics and our gut flora. … More Gut Feelings or Gut Research? The Ultimate Probiotic Guide
Carbohydrate counting is the first thing taught to those diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, but is it really an effective way to monitor blood glucose? … More The Carbohydrate Counting Controversy
Want to know the secret to losing weight and keeping it off? There isn’t one single easy solution, but I’ll tell you four tips I’ve learned working in weight-loss research. … More 4 Things I’ve Learned Working in Weight Loss
This week I set out to discover why I seem to be more insulin resistant when I’m at altitude. From Hyperventilation to Hemoconcentration, learn what happens to your body at high altitude.
… More Why am I always high (hyperglycemic) at high altitude?
I go through periods where my blood sugar just won’t budge. Increased insulin resistance can be attributed to a variety of factors including: menstrual hormones, fighting off infection, and stress. Having a blood sugar over 200 mg/dL that just won’t budge is extremely frustrating. You keep throwing insulin at it. Here are five tips … More Five Ways to lower your Blood Sugar when it won’t Budge
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
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 … More A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes