Quarterly Diabetes Tracking 6/21/2020-10/5/2020

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 6/21/2020-10/5/2020”

How do you lose weight with diabetes?

Something I don’t like to talk about much, is that I gained about 30+ lbs in the months following when I was first diagnosed. Some of this was really positive since I had lost so much weight prior to being diagnosed. Unfortunately, a lot of what I had lost was muscle because my body wasContinue reading “How do you lose weight with diabetes?”

What can I have that won’t affect my blood sugar?

In my diabetes groups, it seems like everyone is always asking, “What can I eat/drink that won’t affect my blood sugar?” Almost every time, someone provides my favorite answer… “Water!” Water is essential for life and humans can only live for about three to four days without it. So all sarcasm aside, it is certainlyContinue reading “What can I have that won’t affect my blood sugar?”

What is your target range?

When I was in school, I hated math and most things that involved numbers. I was good enough to get by but I definitely focused my efforts a whole lot more in the areas of art and science. Fast forward to now and numbers have come back into my life, whether I like it orContinue reading “What is your target range?”

FAQs

When you put your life out there, in public, often people reach out and ask questions. Here are some of the things I’ve been frequently asked, in case you might be wondering the same thing. Do you listen to anything while you run/workout? If I’m lifting, I usually listen to music (especially if I’m workingContinue reading “FAQs”

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”