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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Wednesday was World Contraception Day, so I thought it appropriate to bring up type 1 diabetes and contraception. Curious about contraception and type 1 diabetes? I've summarized some of the research on different options.
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.
Have you ever wondered why winter seems to throw your blood sugars off?
Well, it all boils (or shall I say cools) down to physiology. In this post, I'm diving into how your body responds to cold environments and the impact that this might have on your blood sugars.
My personal experience with diabetes from diagnosis through adulthood.
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?
This week I set out to discover why I seem to be more insulin resistant when I'm at altitude. From Hyperventilation to Hemoconcentration, learn what happens to your body at high altitude.