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!

Tough Day

Hi everyone, today was definitely one of my more difficult days. I went to the bathroom during English class and pulled the adhesive of my site out on a door. It looked like the canula was still in so I just pressed the adhesive back down and called it a day. Next I had lunch. I bolused 8 units on that site thinking everything was fine. I went up to 400 and realized the site was probably bad. I took it out and the canula was completely bent in half! Apparently that door did a pretty good job ripping it out. Anyway then I did a 9 unit shot and eventually came down right in time to take my physics quiz. Felt like crap for most of the day but I am happy that I am back to the land of the living now! Hope everyone had a good day 🙂

Stem For Life Video!

Hi everyone! As you may remember, I filmed a clip with Max Gomez back in December that was going to be used in the Stem For Life 2018 Conference that is going on right now in Rome, Italy. My dad is there speaking again but they showed the video clip that Max and his team put together to everyone in the audience! I will include the link to it below…the first 5 minutes is the video clip and then the rest is my dad and two others being interviewed by Meredith Vieira from “The View.” I am so upset that I couldn’t attend this year! Based on all of the pictures my dad is sending me, it looks pretty awesome!!