Cold Weather and Type 1 Diabetes: Tips to Get You to Spring

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One of my favorite winter activities is ice fishing. I recently caught this black crappie in 23 feet of water using a minnow and bobber. The temperature that day in northern Minnesota was -30 below! My fish was a delicious, blood-sugar friendly meal, too!

I pride myself on being a resident expert on cold weather and snow. After all, I was born and raised in northern Minnesota where just this last week temperatures dropped to -60! I have 33 years of experience living in cold weather, and 20 years managing type 1 diabetes in this climate.

Here are my top 5 blood sugar management tips to help you get through these tough months: ❄️☃️

Click here to read the full blogpost: https://www.ontrackdiabetes.com/blogs/dateline-diabetes-dish/cold-weather-type-1-diabetes-tips-get-you-spring.

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Hitting the Slopes with Type 1: The Nystrom’s Share Their Top 10 Tips

skiingblog2In 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.

To read our tips click here for my On Track Diabetes blogpost…