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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10 Tips for Trekking Solo with Type 1 Diabetes

10 Tips for Trekking Solo with Type 1 Diabetes

Some might consider hiking alone with type 1 diabetes a risky undertaking. Although hiking solo with a chronic illness comes with a set of extra risks, in my opinion nothing is out of the question if we take some extra precautions. Here are my top 10 tips for adventuring on your own.

Disaster Preparation 101 with Type 1

Disaster Preparation 101 with Type 1

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.

Ketosis: Reviewing the Research and the Fad

Ketosis: Reviewing the Research and the Fad

Ketosis, Keto, Ketogenic... These key words seem to be popping up everywhere, from recent journal articles to fad diets to health blogs, but this concept is anything but new. This week we are putting ketosis under the microscope, examining the peer-reviewed research and the fads.

Supplement Skepticism and the Key to a Healthy 2017

Supplement Skepticism and the Key to a Healthy 2017

2017 is now in full swing, and I know many of you are working hard at those resolutions you might have made a couple of weeks ago.  Many people like to use New Years to kick start a plan to be healthy.  Gyms and yoga classes always seem packed with motivated individuals in January, as people [...]

On the Subject of Sweeteners

On the Subject of Sweeteners

  "How do your take your coffee?" Black with 3 Splendas. With all this talk about the dangers of sugar consumption, there is a lot of discussion about sugar substitutions.  People often think that replacing sugar with a sugar substitute is a get out of jail free card, an easy healthy solution with no consequences. [...]

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 [...]