type-1 diabetes

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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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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Diabetic to Dietetics podcast sharing the stories of people with type-1 diabetes

Diabetic to Dietetics: the podcast

People with type-1 diabetes have stories to tell – so MANY stories. And, as a person with type-1 diabetes and a diabetes dietitian, I am here to tell them 🙂 Friends, I have embarked on a new podcast project: Diabetic to Dietetics. If you’ve been with me for a few years, you will know that I created a one-time podcast episode for a school project a few years ago. This podcast is an extension of that, but broader. This podcast is all about sharing the tales of T1D. It’s about the people directly in our community doing AMAZING things. It’s an opportunity. for us to connect, but also for us to share our stories with the outer world. The stories I share will be in a narrative form. So far, the episodes have ranged between 15-20 minutes. And I’m intending to air them every 2-4 weeks, give or take. Let …

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Nutrition strategies to heal plantar fasciitis and other sports injuries

Sports injuries are not fun, especially when they take years to recover from. In this post, Katie Bartel RD provides nutrition tips to help accelerate the healing process