In January I got the chance to leave the man-made hills of Minnesota and head to Colorado and Utah for some real ski mountains.
My brother Will, who also has type 1 diabetes, hosted me in his adopted home state of Colorado. He’s had T1D for 22 years and has managed his blood sugar the old-fashioned way—with multiple daily injections (aka MDI). I prefer using technology to aid my diabetes management and have used an insulin pump for more than a decade—since I was 16.
If you’re hitting the slopes this winter, here’s what we’ve learned over the years about blood sugar, cold temperatures and exercise. We are not medical professionals but you may benefit from our practical advice.