5 Things I’ve Learned so Far about Diabetes Management in the Hospital

5 Things I’ve Learned so Far about Diabetes Management in the Hospital

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 [...]

Spicy Roasted Veggies with Tahini for the Sunday Night Scaries

Spicy Roasted Veggies with Tahini for the Sunday Night Scaries

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 [...]

Miso Sweet Potato, Kale, and Tofu Stir Fry

Miso Sweet Potato, Kale, and Tofu Stir Fry

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 [...]

Backpacking Big Basin Redwoods State Park- The North Rim Loop

Backpacking Big Basin Redwoods State Park- The North Rim Loop

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.

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.