The Medtronic 670G System

When I was first diagnosed in 2017, the Medtronic 670G closed loop system was the only FDA approved closed loop system. It was the latest and greatest diabetes technology. It was so highly recommended that I of course chose this system over other options. After using it for a few years, I can honestly sayContinue reading “The Medtronic 670G System”

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.

T1 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Training Strategy

I have personally found HITT training to be a mixed bag when it comes to blood sugar management. Some workouts can spike your blood sugar high, like a Strength/ Resistance training session. Others can drop you low, like an Endurance/Cardio session and some won’t have much of an effect at all.  HIIT training can haveContinue reading “T1 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Training Strategy”

T1 Strength/Resistance Training Strategy

Strength/Resistance training is definitely popular in the T1 athletic community and probably because it just might be the easiest in terms of BG management. To clarify, when I’m talking about this type of training, I mean the type of non-cardio exercise you see most people doing at a gym including using weight machines, barbells, dumbbellsContinue reading “T1 Strength/Resistance Training Strategy”

T1 Endurance Training Strategy

Endurance training is my personal favorite kind of exercise and if you follow my blog, you’ll see that the majority of my workouts are some type of long form cardio. There is just nothing quite like finding a rhythm and getting lost in your thoughts, lost in the woods or letting your mind go completelyContinue reading “T1 Endurance Training Strategy”

T1 Diabetes Myths

“There will be a cure in the next 5 years!” Most diabetics have heard some version of this. When I was first diagnosed, I was told “There will be a cure in your lifetime”. However, if you hang around the T1 community long enough, you’ll find doctors have been telling us this since the 1980’sContinue reading “T1 Diabetes Myths”

T1 Workout Gear & Tools

Before I start this, I have to tell you it’s NOT about the gear, it’s about the time and effort you put into learning how to manage your blood sugar and workouts. There are a few items, however, that I’ve found helpful so I wanted to share them with you.* Type 1 Tactical Pump Holster–Continue reading “T1 Workout Gear & Tools”

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”