This may seem like a strange time to discuss backpacking with type 1 diabetes as many trails are closed, national parks are closed, and organizations like the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Pacific Crest Trail Association are recommending that people postpone or cancel trips due to COVID-19. Furthermore, The American Hiking Society at this time [...]
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.
"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. [...]
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 [...]