The Altitude Highs and Lows – How high Altitude affects Blood Glucose

The Altitude Highs and Lows – How high Altitude affects Blood Glucose

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.

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Hyperglycemia- A Cold/Dark Case

Hyperglycemia- A Cold/Dark Case

Have you ever wondered why winter seems to throw your blood sugars off? Well, it all boils (or shall I say cools) down to physiology. In this post, I'm diving into how your body responds to cold environments and the impact that this might have on your blood sugars.

Disaster Preparation 101 with Type 1

Disaster Preparation 101 with Type 1

Hurricane Irma has been barreling across the caribbean leaving destruction in its wake. No matter where you live, you're likely to be at risk at some point for some kind of natural disaster.  Whether it's earthquakes, hurricanes, or volcanic eruptions, you should always have an emergency diabetes kit packed and ready to go.

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 [...]

Ketosis: Reviewing the Research and the Fad

Ketosis: Reviewing the Research and the Fad

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.