The anti-racism work that's gained momentum around the country and around the world over the past two weeks does not just start and end with police and criminal justice reform. Here's just one example of how systemic racism impacts diabetes treatment and access to care, and some recommendations for healthcare professionals interested in engaging in this work.
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 [...]
Drinking an alcoholic beverage with Diabetes. Your blood glucose may not respond as expected. Here's an overview of alcohol metabolism and how it impacts blood glucose.
Hurricane Florence has been making its way across the Atlantic, slowly building strength. Being without power for multiple days could mean a life or death situation without the proper preparation. Make sure you're ready with this Diabetes Emergency Kit Checklist!
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.
What is HbA1c? What does it mean? Why Hemoglobin A1c does not mean the same for everyone, and factors we don't always think of that might impact A1c results.
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.
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.
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?
Note: An Updated version of this post can be found here 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 [...]