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Surfing with Type 1 Diabetes

Surfing with Type 1 Diabetes

Tips for Managing Blood Sugar While Surfing with Type 1 Diabetes   I recently received an email from a fellow active T1D asking how I manage my blood sugar during a surf session. I thought my methods could prove useful…

CGM Data on Smart Watch while Surfing

CGM Data on Smart Watch while Surfing

One of the most frustrating parts of life to adjust to after diagnosis with type 1 diabetes three years ago was surfing. Nothing burns carbs like chasing waves for hours and keeping my blood sugar in range was difficult. I battled…

Nicaragua – My Last Surf Trip Before Diabetes

Nicaragua – My Last Surf Trip Before Diabetes

Having been diagnosed with T1D at the age of 22, only two and a half years ago, I have vivid memories of life with a working pancreas. One of those final memories before blood sugar checks and insulin injections was…

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VIDEO: International Go Surfing Day Road Trip – South Padre Island TX

While wrapping up an epic weekend on the water in Austin we kept our eye on a little tropical disturbance in the Southern Gulf. We decided South Padre Island would be the call, drove 4 hours home to Galveston, grabbed…

My Top 5 Surf Beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula

My Top 5 Surf Beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula

It was the breathtaking beaches and consistent surf of Costa Rica that won my heart and started my addiction to travel. Costa Rica has become like a second home to me, after seven trips to the Nicoya Peninsula I have made…

Living in a Tourist Town

Living in a Tourist Town

For the last eight years I have lived in a few popular tourist towns in Texas; Galveston, Corpus Christi and Austin. Living somewhere people choose to spend their vacation time is rewarding but also eye opening, offering a glimpse into…

San Jose del Cabo, Baja Mexico – Photo Story

San Jose del Cabo, Baja Mexico – Photo Story

When most people think of Cabo they picture trinket shops, neon bikinis, drunk frat boys and bachelorette parties, or the tourist trap known as Cabo San Lucas. But that’s not all the Los Cabos area has to offer. Situated on…

Beyond Type 1 Feature – Surfing on Insulin

Beyond Type 1 Feature – Surfing on Insulin

Since I was 12 years old surfing has been my fiercest passion. One summer I found my uncle’s old board shaped in the 60’s collecting dust in the rafters of the family beach house. I drug it to the beach,…

Looking Back

Looking Back

While traveling, I am at a constant debate whether or not to journal or document my adventures.  On one hand it’s great to have words, pictures and videos to look back at, on the other hand, I feel a camera distracts…

Hola From Playa Negra, Guanacaste Costa Rica!

Hola From Playa Negra, Guanacaste Costa Rica!

  My time here in Playa Negra has been a dream! Beautiful weather, fun waves, family and awesome new friends, I couldn’t ask for more. After an emotionally peculiar year, moving away from friends and spending most of my time…