What is HbA1c? What does it mean? Why Hemoglobin A1c does not mean the same for everyone, and factors we don't always think of that might impact A1c results.
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.
Hurricane Irma has been barreling across the caribbean leaving destruction in its wake. No matter where you live, you're likely to be at risk at some point for some kind of natural disaster. Whether it's earthquakes, hurricanes, or volcanic eruptions, you should always have an emergency diabetes kit packed and ready to go.
Note: An Updated version of this post can be found here 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 [...]