September 23, 2022
When I was first diagnosed with type one diabetes, I was immediately told to limit my carb intake in order to keep my blood sugars in range. As a former gymnast who grew up leaning on high-carb meals for energy before my competitions, this new diet recommendation made me feel restricted and resent my diagnosis even further.
Just like anything else in life, our beliefs and approaches in our diabetes management are ever-evolving. As I turn 28, I took some time to reflect on the last few years of living with T1D and how my approach to my management has changed.
September 12, 2022
September 9, 2022
You might be surprised to know that when I was diagnosed with type one diabetes eight years ago, I didn’t go on a continuous glucose monitor right away (Gasp!). Yep, it’s true. At the time, I had just gotten on an insulin pump and honestly didn’t want to have a second device on my body.
Ever been told that low carb meals don’t require a bolus? Well, there is more to that narrative that we’re not usually told. Every macronutrient plays a role in our bolus strategy, which may be why you still see high blood sugars after low carb, high protein meals!
September 5, 2022
September 2, 2022
If someone you love lives with type one diabetes, we know that this journey effects you too. Every high blood or low blood sugar that we experience, you are on the side lines with us doing your best to support, but not overstep. It’s a fine line, and sometimes it may be hard to gauge how to support your T1D. To be honest, sometimes we don’t even know what we need. So this blog post is here for you to refer back to when you’re not sure how to help your loved one with T1D.
In a recent conversation inside of Keeping it 100, we chatted about the compound effect on our blood sugars. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the high blood sugars and how they may impact our health later on. It’s a valid fear. From day one of our diagnosis, we’re taught to do everything in our power to keep management in check to avoid complications later on. But what about the other side of it all?
August 29, 2022
August 26, 2022
Living with type one diabetes can impact our relationship with food, how we see food and even impact our hunger cues. So in a world where we want to take an intuitive approach to eating, is it possible with T1D? Inside this blog post, we’re diving into the ins and outs of intuitive eating and how you can incorporate it into your lifestyle and blood sugars.
Have you ever considered added a diabetes alert dog into your T1D management? After this episode, I am 100% interested and inspired.
August 24, 2022
August 22, 2022
What do things like pizza, burgers and Chinese food all have in common? If you answered “they’re impossible to bolus for”, this episode is for you! While these meals can be more difficult on blood sugars, they’re not impossible to tackle! High carb, high fat meals just take different considerations and different strategies.
Let’s be real for a second. There is so much information on the internet – which can be a beautiful thing. But it can also be really overwhelming, especially when you’re managing a minute by minute condition like type one diabetes. When I was first diagnosed with type one diabetes (and even for years after) there were a lot of things that I read about lowering my A1C that honestly.. I didn’t feel aligned with.
August 19, 2022