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.

Five things when your Blood Sugar won’t Budge

Five things when your Blood Sugar won’t Budge

We all have those days and nothing is more frustrating than a stubborn high blood sugar.  Increased insulin resistance and increased hepatic glucose production (when your body produces glucose in your liver) can both contribute to a stubborn high blood sugar.  This may be attributed to a number of factors including: menstrual hormones, fighting off [...]