So how do you make money?

Something you all probably don’t know about me is that I’m a closet personal finance nerd. I love geeking out on all things money and one of my favorite personal finance podcasts is Stacking Benjamins (don’t worry, it’s highly entertaining and you won’t learn anything!). When people call in there and ask about questions toContinue reading “So how do you make money?”

Quarterly Diabetes Tracking 3/31/2020-6/20/2020

Disclaimer: I know there is some controversy regarding sharing your medical information/A1c online. In the relatively short time that I’ve been diabetic, I’ve been able to get pretty decent control over my blood sugar and A1c. Since I’m showing you all how I control my BGs during my workouts, I figure it’s only fair toContinue reading “Quarterly Diabetes Tracking 3/31/2020-6/20/2020”

Married to a T1 Athlete: Vol 1

Type 1 Diabetes doesn’t just affect those who have it, it affects that person’s whole family. With that in mind, I asked my wonderful husband, Marty, to share his perspective on life living with a diabetic spouse. The following are his thoughts on the subject. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did.

Can Diabetes Make You Stronger?

Today is my 3 year diaversary! Exactly three years ago, I landed in the hospital in DKA and my world flipped upside down. To honor three years of surviving with this disease, I wanted to take a moment to consider how the experience has made me stronger. Can diabetes make you stronger? Before I wasContinue reading “Can Diabetes Make You Stronger?”

Newly diagnosed? Start here!

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 29 years old, somewhat late in life compared to many who were diagnosed as children. Because I was diagnosed later on, I can clearly remember a time in my life when I wasn’t diabetic and how different my life was back then. Similarly, I can also remember a time when I hated running and dreaded working out. Maybe you’re at a similar point in your journey and don’t feel like an “athlete”. In all honesty, some days I still dread working out but I’m always thankful I finished, once I complete the workout. If you’re just getting started, don’t worry about where you’re at now, just keep at it and eventually, you’ll achieve your goals.

Diabetes & Athletic Lingo

Want to get in on diabetes lingo to better communicate with your diabetic friend or family member? Or want to learn some common words you’ll hear around the running/athletic community? No worries, I’ve got you covered! While the terms I have listed below are mostly for fun, for diabetes related medical terms, I would recommendContinue reading “Diabetes & Athletic Lingo”

Hypoglycemia & healthy emergency foods

Hypoglycemia is a condition caused by a very low level of blood sugar (glucose). –https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypoglycemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20373685 In diabetics, certain types of physical activity or exercise may cause hypoglycemia/low blood sugar. As in daily life, it is important to keep “emergency food” on hand during any physical activity to prevent this life-threatening condition. Below I’ve compiled aContinue reading “Hypoglycemia & healthy emergency foods”

I wasn't always a runner

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 29 years old, somewhat late in life compared to many who were diagnosed as children. Because I was diagnosed later on, I can clearly remember a time in my life when I wasn’t diabetic and how different my life was back then. Similarly, I can also remember a time when I hated running and dreaded working out. Maybe you’re at a similar point in your journey and don’t feel like an “athlete”. In all honesty, some days I still dread working out but I’m always thankful I finished, once I complete the workout. If you’re just getting started, don’t worry about where you’re at now, just keep at it and eventually, you’ll achieve your goals.

Quarterly Diabetes Tracking 1/1/2020-3/30/2020

Before I start, I know there is some controversy regarding sharing your medical information/A1c online. In the relatively short time that I’ve been diabetic, I’ve been able to get pretty decent control over my blood sugar and A1c. Since I’m showing you all how I control my BGs during my workouts, I figure it’s onlyContinue reading “Quarterly Diabetes Tracking 1/1/2020-3/30/2020”