Vacation

Hi all! I just got home from vacation in Nantucket. I was there for two weeks and it is remarkable how much worse my blood sugars are when I am not in my usual routine! I had one super scary low and another day I reached an all time high since my diagnosis…429!! I changed my site 3 different times while we were there thinking there was sand in it, but turns out there wasn’t. Although I miss Nantucket, I am happy to be home now and back to my routine, so hopefully my blood sugars will go back to normal.

Exercise: Cardio

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while…I was busy with the end of school. Anyway, I am super excited because I have finally found a routine in order for me to exercise on the treadmill without going low! I tried running with many different combinations of insulin/carbs but couldn’t seem to find anything that worked. Now I have been walking at 3.7 miles per hour at a grade 8-10 incline while drinking a 22 gram gatorade for 45 minutes and that seems to do the trick. It is so rewarding to finally find some sort of combination that works! Although it isn’t running (which I really wish I could do) I am content knowing I am getting a solid cardio workout in without going dangerously low 🙂

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I wish other people understood what people with type 1 go through! It is one thing to be friends with or know someone with T1D, but no one has the capacity to fully understand what it’s like unless they live it every moment of every day.

Effects of Frustration

Hi everyone! Yesterday at school, we had something called “Wellness Day.” During one of the presentations, I was getting extremely frustrated. My blood sugar immediately skyrocketed and shortly after, I was 350. Then I had to go to the nurse because I had such a bad migraine. I could feel my heart beating in my head! Has anyone ever experienced this before? I think it’s so interesting that my body reacted so quickly to being angry and frustrated.

Looking into the Future

Hi all! This week my parents have been in Napa, California for their 20th year anniversary. My aunt stayed with my siblings and I for the first three days and now my grandma is here with us. It has really been a wakeup call because I go to college in just a little over a year. It has been pretty hard waking up multiple times in the middle of the night to drink a juice, do a correction, etc. I never realized how terrible it is because usually my parents just do everything without ever waking me up! Unfortunately it looks like I’m in for a rude awakening when it comes to college. Plus, I do not wake up to the beeps of my CGM so I owe a big apology ahead of time to my roommate!