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”

6/9/2020-Diaversary Run

2:44 am, BG: 127, 0.5 U correction 3:14 am, BG: 132, Start 60 min temp target 4:38 am, BG: 120, Start 60 min temp target 5:14 am, BG: 126, Start run ~3g carbs @ mile 2 ~6g carbs @ mile 3 0.6 U correction @ mile 5 6:25 am, BG: 145, End run, 0.3 UContinue reading “6/9/2020-Diaversary Run”

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?”

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”

6/3/2020-Run + Strength

4:33 am, BG: 131, 0.5 Correction 5:14 am, BG: 124, Start strength 3 x 12 Stability ball dumbbell low rows/ 12 resistant band curls 3 x 12 Hinged reverse grip dumbbell low rows/ 12 resistant band curls 3 x 12 Hinged dumbbell reverses flies/ 12 resistant band curls 3 x 12 Tricep Dumbbell kickbacks/ 12Continue reading “6/3/2020-Run + Strength”