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 [...]
Diabetes treatment (and diagnosis) has been based primarily on the Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) since the 1960s. A look beyond the % at some of the factors that may impact these numbers.
Tis the season... To get your flu shot! I always seem to get sick around the holidays. Maybe it's the traveling or the big push at work/school before the holidays, but whatever it is I tend to get sick right around vacation. Last year set a record for length of flu season, which lasted a [...]
After completing a 10 day cross-country road trip from North Carolina to California, here are my 10 tips for road tripping with type 1 diabetes.
Did you know that there’s a link between type 1 diabetes and bone mineral density (BMD)? Here's what you should know about the link between diabetes and osteoporosis and ways to lower your risk.
Although I love trying intricate recipes that require a lot of time and attention to detail, challenging recipes are not ideal when you're a busy graduate student trying to prep multiple meals for a packed week ahead. That's why I tend to make meals that take some prep work up front, but don't require much [...]
Everyone seems to be into fermented foods these days, and I am no different. I love anything umami or pickled and fermented foods tend to be foods with these complex flavor profiles. What are fermented foods? Fermented foods are basically food products made/altered by microbes (often bacteria or yeast). The fermentation process has been used [...]
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!
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.
The chemistry of caramelizing onions and my recipe for caramelized onions, spinach, goat cheese, and sun-dried tomato quiche