The technology on which many people rely for blood-glucose management?with all the tubes, infusion sets, and delicate circuitry?can really get in the way of executing proper yoga poses. For anyone who may have shied away from yoga for these reasons, take heart. Many people with T1D have mastered Monkey Pose and gone deep into Downward Dog—all while comfortably sporting an insulin pump.
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old health-and-wellness regimen practiced by some 15 million Americans, including an increasing number of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Modern medicine is beginning to discover the many ways that yoga benefits the human body, and now you can too.
The benefits of exercise are wide ranging. Regular physical activity can help people manage their weight, sleep better, reduce the risk of some diseases, including type 2 diabetes (T2D) and heart disease, and improve overall quality of life—among other proven benefits. People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) can gain the same benefits from exercise as […]
Controlling blood-glucose levels may be first and foremost on the minds of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), but managing risk factors for heart disease should also be a priority. People with T1D have a higher risk of developing heart disease—conditions that include heart attack, congestive heart failure, and stroke. Because of this, keeping blood […]
by Kevin Gault When springtime rolls around, athletes and other active people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have to do more than buy new running shoes, repair a bike, or search for a baseball glove in the basement. Many athletes with T1D agree that there are important considerations about managing the disease during strenuous activity. […]
By Susan Learner Barr, M.S., R.D. In type 1 diabetes (T1D), to have good control of your blood-glucose levels, you need to learn how to count carbohydrates (CHO). That’s right, counting CHO is pretty much T1D “Diet 101.” First you learn that CHO are the main source of energy for your body—they are broken down […]
By Susan Learner Barr, M.S., R.D. Many people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) maintain a healthy weight and do not have to think about losing a pound. However, some individuals with T1D, and the majority of the adult population in the United States, do have to be mindful of the number on the scale. And […]
by Brian Herrick As a person living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), I think a lot about what I eat. Since college, I’ve taken a keen interest in cooking, and I avoid foods that tend to push my blood glucose out of range. I own a bevy of cookbooks, keep my DVR stocked with my […]
Sam Talbot is in a holiday frame of mind. The 33-year-old chef and restaurateur, who burst onto the public scene as a contender, finalist, and “fan favorite” in season two of the hit reality show Top Chef, is always a kid again when it comes to Christmas. “I kind of have that Peter Pan syndrome […]
Just about everything we eat causes blood sugar to rise, and managing type 1 diabetes well depends on effectively balancing food, exercise, and insulin. In the past, hard and fast rules about diet made it a battleground in families, but with today’s array of new tools, new insulins, and new strategies, children and adults have […]