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.
Sometimes you really just need a brownie. That's what I convinced myself yesterday afternoon. I was at the top of squaw mountain, had just skied some beautiful runs in some fresh powder and was hungering for some coffee and a chocolate fix. The caffe at the top of the tram had everything I hoped for. [...]
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 [...]
Please Note: This post was published in 2014. Since then newer studies on this subject have been published. Look out for an updated post on this topic coming soon! My roommate joked the other day that I blame absolutely everything on my period. Insomnia, bitchiness, incessant crying, extreme cramps, acne, oily hair, and overheating a [...]