On Birth Control Options and Blood Glucose

On Birth Control Options and Blood Glucose

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.

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The Carbohydrate Counting Controversy

The Carbohydrate Counting Controversy

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?

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 [...]

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 [...]