Updated Sept 11, 2020 I've spent the last few weeks working with the metabolic support team and shadowing the diabetes team at a large hospital in western North Carolina. Here are 5 things I’ve learned so far about diabetes management in the hospital: 1. Diabetes Knowledge is Limited We expect our providers to know everything [...]
Did you know that there’s a link between type 1 diabetes and bone mineral density (BMD)? Here's what you should know about the link between diabetes and osteoporosis and ways to lower your risk.
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.
Although I love trying intricate recipes that require a lot of time and attention to detail, challenging recipes are not ideal when you're a busy graduate student trying to prep multiple meals for a packed week ahead. That's why I tend to make meals that take some prep work up front, but don't require much [...]
Everyone seems to be into fermented foods these days, and I am no different. I love anything umami or pickled and fermented foods tend to be foods with these complex flavor profiles. What are fermented foods? Fermented foods are basically food products made/altered by microbes (often bacteria or yeast). The fermentation process has been used [...]
Insulin, as many of you know, is ridiculously expensive. Check out what's currently going on in DC to reduce the financial strain of diabetes, and learn how you can get involved.
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.
Hurricane Florence has been making its way across the Atlantic, slowly building strength. Being without power for multiple days could mean a life or death situation without the proper preparation. Make sure you're ready with this Diabetes Emergency Kit Checklist!
Looking for a two night backpacking trip near Santa Cruz that features giant redwood groves, gorgeous vistas, and epic waterfalls?
Big Basin Redwoods State Park has got you covered.
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.