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Dear Congressman – A T1Ds Concerns with The American Health Care Act

Dear Congressman – A T1Ds Concerns with The American Health Care Act

I never intended Travelbetic to be a platform to share my political opinion, but with the release of the GOP’s first draft of legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare I feel compelled to share far and wide why I believe…

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…

Hiking the Grand Canyon with Type 1 Diabetes

Hiking the Grand Canyon with Type 1 Diabetes

Hiking the South Kaibab Trail Into the Grand Canyon with Type 1 Diabetes   Type 1 diabetes shouldn’t stop you from anything, especially not from hiking into the most beautiful place I have ever been, the Grand Canyon! Hiking the Grand…

Choosing a Travel Backpack with Type 1 Diabetes in Mind (Gregory Savant 48)

Choosing a Travel Backpack with Type 1 Diabetes in Mind (Gregory Savant 48)

One of the most important pieces of gear you will purchase for traveling is your backpack. For us type 1 diabetics this purchase is of special importance because the pack must accommodate the extra supplies required to manage diabetes abroad.…

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…

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…

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…

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…