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”

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”

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”

T1 Pre-workout planning

Since timing is everything for good blood glucose management, planning your workouts ahead of time is essential. Every night, before I go to bed, I check my training plan and calendar to see when I can fit my workout in the next day and what type of workout I have planned. Most of the timeContinue reading “T1 Pre-workout planning”

Self-Experimentation & Failure

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a little bit “A-type”. I like things to be orderly, organized and predictable. Growing up, I remember wanting to learn as much as I could from as many people as I could in order to learn from their mistakes and hopefully avoid them myself. It took me aContinue reading “Self-Experimentation & Failure”

Protein – The impact on blood sugar & training

I don’t know about you but when I was diagnosed with diabetes, the intelligent and well-meaning diabetes educators only really talked to me about how carbohydrates will effect my blood sugar. So naturally, I started off with the impression that all I had to do was count carbs and bolus to keep my blood sugarContinue reading “Protein – The impact on blood sugar & training”

Morning Workouts & the Dawn Phenomenon

The (dreaded) dawn phenomenon, if you haven’t experienced it yourself, is an early-morning rise in blood sugar (usually between 2 am and 8 am) in people with diabetes. This rise is caused by the liver releasing blood sugar in order to prepare the body for the day ahead.  In my experience, this makes the morningContinue reading “Morning Workouts & the Dawn Phenomenon”