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Tips for Floating the River with Type 1 Diabetes

Tips for Floating the River with Type 1 Diabetes

Floating the river is one of my favorite Summer activities. Here in Texas we have plenty of beautiful rivers and I make it a point to grab a tube and go for a float a few times a year. When…

Featured Travelbetic: Steve Richert – Living Vertical

Featured Travelbetic: Steve Richert – Living Vertical

When faced with our own mortality we can give into fear and choose a cautious life or face the fear head on and make the most of the time we have. Steve Richert of Living Vertical chose the latter when…

Access to Health Care with Type 1 Diabetes in the U.S.

Access to Health Care with Type 1 Diabetes in the U.S.

As a Global Advocate for T1International, (a charity organization working for access to insulin and health care for everyone with diabetes around the world) I was asked to write a bit about what health care is like with diabetes in my…

Missing the Mountain – How Wakarusa Changed My Life

Missing the Mountain – How Wakarusa Changed My Life

The words transcendence and life changing are often tossed around at music festivals. It can all seem cliche and temporary, but it is hard to doubt the deep emotions reached during the immersive festival experience. It is hard to doubt…

Travelbetic at Euphoria Music and Camping Festival

Travelbetic at Euphoria Music and Camping Festival

The 5th Euphoria Music and Camping Festival in Austin TX went down as a weekend for the history books. Im still beaming with light from the epic music, beautiful weather and gorgeous people. This was my 3rd and most enjoyable Euphoria…

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,…

Hiking in Rincon de la Vieja – Ups, Downs and Lessons Learned

Hiking in Rincon de la Vieja – Ups, Downs and Lessons Learned

Sometimes I find myself having to make the best of a situation when my blood sugar isn’t cooperating. My frequent battle with high morning readings, aka “the dawn phenomenon” can leave me sour in the a.m. and create complications with…

Guest Blog – A Mother’s Fears Overcome

Guest Blog – A Mother’s Fears Overcome

When Zach asked me to write a guest post for him it took a little while to decide on a subject.  He wanted me to write about my “travel hacking” hobby, which is a term used for finding creative ways…

Pens vs. Pumps – Why I Choose Daily Injections Over an Insulin Pump

Pens vs. Pumps – Why I Choose Daily Injections Over an Insulin Pump

There are several methods for delivering daily insulin doses to manage type 1 diabetes. The most often prescribed being an insulin pump. While this method is widely considered the most efficient for managing Type 1, I opt for “old school” insulin…

Preparing for a Month Long Surf Trip with Type 1 Diabetes – What to Pack and Tips for Managing Blood Sugar Levels

Preparing for a Month Long Surf Trip with Type 1 Diabetes – What to Pack and Tips for Managing Blood Sugar Levels

Nothing quite rivals the feeling of anticipation leading up to an epic trip. Teaming with excitement as I type this from the terminal gate, waiting to board my flight to Costa Rica, a month of tropical weather, hollow waves and no…