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Spotting sunflowers while cycling with type-1 diabetes

Diabetes dietitian takes on BC cycling fondo with T1D

Let the training begin – this type-1 diabetes dietitian, with T1D, has a cycling fondo booked in BC in T minus 4 months! After 2 years of no running races or cycling events, I have entered the Okanagan Gran Fondo for this July. It’s the second bike fondo I’ve ever done; the first was in pursuit of a Tiffany’s necklace 🙂 I’ll be doing this one alongside my husband, which I’m super excited for. But also nervous. The distance is 120 km. I’ve only done that distance once previously and we had a LOT of snack breaks in between. This fondo will be very different from that. So you know what that means? I need to up my training and nutrition game. Strategizing the physical component Currently my exercise regime is about 4-6 days a week, which includes: Two to three intense 30-45 minute bike rides on the Peloton One …

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Hiking the Bruce Trail with type-1 diabetes

Podcast: Trials of thru hiking with T1D

Chris Scully-Brown shares her story, with diabetes dietitian Katie Bartel, of hiking 600 km straight with type-1 diabetes constantly at her side in today’s episode of Diabetic to Dietetics. Additional article featured below. The Bruce Trail Chris Scully-Brown would walk 5,000 miles – and more – if she could. Scully-Brown refuses to let type-1 diabetes stand in the way of her physical pursuits. Proof in point: she recently took on the Bruce Trail. The Bruce Trail is one of Canada’s oldest and most rugged paths that spans approximately 900 km from Niagara to Tobermory in southern Ontario. Scully-Brown hiked with constant stabs of pain, which never let her forget that she suffers from bilateral frozen shoulder. She walked through weeks of nausea. She trekked with erratic blood sugars. And she did it all solo after her dog Penny quit 2 days into the trail because of saddle sores. ‘I didn’t …

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Toddler with type-1 diabetes wearing an Omnipod insulin pump

Podcast: raising a toddler with type-1 diabetes

Allie Chartoff shares her story of raising a toddler with type-1 diabetes in today’s FIRST Diabetic to Dietetics podcast episode with host Katie Bartel, diabetes dietitian. Additional article is below.   T1D: It’s everywhere Allie Chartoff was no stranger to type-1 diabetes when her baby girl was diagnosed with the disease. Her husband had been diagnosed seven years earlier, just one month into their relationship. A colleague, who quickly became a friend around the same time, also had type-1 diabetes and was a social media influencer for the same. She knew a few others with the disease over the years as well. But no amount of exposure could prepare her for when her child was diagnosed. “It was the worst moment of my life,” says Allie. “It didn’t make it any easier knowing that my husband has diabetes. Everyone’s a snowflake when it comes to this disease. There is not …

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