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”

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”