Dietetics

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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Registered dietitian Katie Bartel reflects on 34 years with type-1 diabetes

Type-1 Diabetes: the 34-year diaversary

Katie Bartel’s type-1 diabetes turns 34 today. In this “diaversary” themed post, the registered dietitian takes time to reflect on the achievements she’s had with type-1 diabetes constantly at her side.

Salmon: calculating mealtime insulin dose using fat-protein units

Calculating the ‘fat-protein’ math for type-1 diabetes

Registered dietitian Katie Bartel walks us through how to calculate insulin for high fat-protein meals using fat-protein units