The Altitude Highs and Lows – How high Altitude affects Blood Glucose

The Altitude Highs and Lows – How high Altitude affects 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.

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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

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 (other than my mom) has ever told me that backpacking is [...]

Blame it on Progesterone

Blame it on Progesterone

Please Note: This post was published in 2014.  Since then newer studies on this subject have been published.  Look out for an updated post on this topic coming soon! My roommate joked the other day that I blame absolutely everything on my period.  Insomnia, bitchiness, incessant crying, extreme cramps, acne, oily hair, and overheating a [...]