Disparities in Diabetes Care- Technology

Disparities in Diabetes Care- Technology

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.

Curried Eggplant

Curried Eggplant

Welcome back to another episode of Food Science Fridays.  Today we’re talking all about the eggplant or aubergine as others around the world call it.  Until a few weeks ago eggplant was my favorite vegetable, when I found out it’s a fruit.  Yep apparently eggplant is a fruit. Eggplant not a lot of people’s favorite [...]

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 [...]

A Tale of Traveling in the Time of COVID-19

A Tale of Traveling in the Time of COVID-19

We left for Switzerland at the beginning of March. This is the story of how we got back, the different approaches to public health, and the efforts we took to minimize risk of transmission and infection while traveling.

5 Things I’ve Learned so Far about Diabetes Management in the Hospital

5 Things I’ve Learned so Far about Diabetes Management in the Hospital

Updated Sept 11, 2020 I've spent the last few weeks working with the metabolic support team and shadowing the diabetes team at a large hospital in western North Carolina. Here are 5 things I’ve learned so far about diabetes management in the hospital: 1. Diabetes Knowledge is Limited We expect our providers to know everything [...]

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.

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.

Ketosis: Reviewing the Research and the Fad

Ketosis: Reviewing the Research and the Fad

Ketosis, Keto, Ketogenic... These key words seem to be popping up everywhere, from recent journal articles to fad diets to health blogs, but this concept is anything but new. This week we are putting ketosis under the microscope, examining the peer-reviewed research and the fads.