Drinking an alcoholic beverage with Diabetes. Your blood glucose may not respond as expected. Here's an overview of alcohol metabolism and how it impacts 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.
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 [...]
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 [...]