The Altitude Highs and Lows – How high Altitude may affect Blood Glucose

The Altitude Highs and Lows – How high Altitude may affect 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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So you want to be a Nutritionist? A Guide to Graduate Programs in Nutrition

So you want to be a Nutritionist?  A Guide to Graduate Programs in Nutrition

I am excited to announce that I will begin my graduate school journey at UNC Chapel Hill in August! Curious about the process of applying and deciding on a nutrition graduate program? Here's what you need to know.

A Brief Guide to Alcohol Metabolism and Blood Glucose

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 CarbohydratesMost people lump alcohol in with carbohydrates. They expect alcohol itself to act as sugar and raise blood glucose.  Many alcoholic beverages contain [...]

Mussels, Vanadium, and a Bed of Mache Rossettes

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 [...]