On Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes- An Update

On Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes- An Update

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 [...]

Backpacking Big Basin Redwoods State Park- The North Rim Loop

Backpacking Big Basin Redwoods State Park- The North Rim Loop

Looking for a two night backpacking trip near Santa Cruz that features giant redwood groves, gorgeous vistas, and epic waterfalls?  
Big Basin Redwoods State Park has got you covered.

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 [...]

Four Ways to lower Blood Sugar when it won’t Budge

Four Ways to lower Blood Sugar when it won’t Budge

  I go through periods where my blood sugar just won't budge.  Increased insulin resistance can be attributed to a variety of factors including: menstrual hormones, fighting off infection, and stress.  Having a blood sugar over 200 mg/dL that just won't budge is extremely frustrating.  You keep throwing insulin at it and then hours later [...]

A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes

A Beginners Guide to Backpacking with Type 1 Diabetes

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 [...]