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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 ­čÖé 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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The facts on type-1 diabetes and diets

Katie Bartel, a registered dietitian and person with T1D, explores the hot topic of dieting for managing type-1 diabetes, and explains her personal and evidence-based reasons for not endorsing the diet culture

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