Ahh, thanksgiving… A time for family, gathering, and cheer! And although this year looks a bit different than those past (thanks covid), the one thing that I continue to hear from the T1D community is FEAR around the big dinner. If you know me, then you know my philosophy is never to just “get through”Continue reading “Six Tips for Improving Insulin Sensitivity Through the Holidays”
“The lower my A1C is, the less my physician wants to see me. But I still feel like I’m struggling day to day.” I used to feel like it was a reward when my endo wanted to make my appointments more infrequent. It felt like I could finally take off the training wheels and doContinue reading “Expectations…”
✋🏻 Why I don’t take a weight loss approach to T1D… I’ve been seeing a few posts going around, confronting the idea that lows = low treats = weight gain. The same idea that lead to my disordered relationship to exercise in college. Because I believed that exercise ⇢ low blood sugar ⇢ over-consuming inContinue reading “BG Friendly Workout: Full Body Edition”
T1D and mood swings: something I’m wayyyy too familiar with. Maybe you can relate… Or maybe you’ve never considered the correlation between mood changes and your Type 1. OR maybe you’ve used your diabetes as an excuse for an irrational moody behavior without knowing the connection (😉- i’m guilty of this one too) High bloodContinue reading “MOOD.”
I know what you’re thinking… “but carb counting is how I dose!” And yes, carbohydrate counting to help determine your insulin dose is very important and fundamental in blood sugar management, but there are many more factors that should be considered first: One of the first things you want to consider before any insulin doseContinue reading “Carb Counting Isn’t the End-all-be-all”
I used to believe in the “I’ll get there by myself” mentality (#GUILTY). After all, it’s my life, my diabetes, no one else can do it for me, so why should I ask for help?But over the years, I’ve learned that it almost 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 works.If you want to achieve your goals – you NEED accountability.Continue reading ““I’ll get there by myself” – a mentality”
I used to have quite the struggle with my previous endocrinologist… In case you haven’t heard the term before, an Endocrinologist is a specialized doctor who works in the field of hormone-related diseases, such as diabetes. In experiencing these issues with my care team, I decided to make a pros and cons list about myContinue reading “All the things my doctor DIDN’T do.”
A question I hear time and time again…. “Should I stop eating gluten to achieve better blood sugars?” There are a lot of online resources saying you should go gluten free when you are diagnosed with diabetes, but is that true? Many of my clients come to me confused, feeling overwhelmed with carb counting alone,Continue reading “Does Going Gluten-free Really Result in Better Blood Sugars?”
It’s tough.. living with Type 1 Diabetes can be a challenge every day. Mentally, emotionally, physically… And there is so much that we endure each and every day, that the average person could never understand… So today, I want to remind you of 3 very important things: 𝟏. 𝐘OU DON’T OWE YOUR ENERGY TO ANYONEIfContinue reading “3 things every Diabetic needs to hear”
One of the most difficult parts about my diagnosis was rebuilding my relationship with exercise. I felt like there were so many knowledge gaps in what I was learning, but my doctors kept it simple and gave me a checklist: don’t exercise below 150, check for ketones if your blood sugar is high and carryContinue reading “The Keeping it 100 Method to Interruption-Free Workouts”
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