Ah basal rate tests…. Most people I talk to about this either have never heard of it or run from it like the plague. Before we get into running the test itself, let’s backtrack a bit. What are basal rates? Basal rates are the amounts of background insulin to offset the livers natural production of […]

Free Resource, Life with T1D

May 28, 2020

3 Reasons You Should Do a Basal Rate Test

One of the best things about the online space is the community and relationships you can build, that you may not otherwise have. I have been extremely lucky to connect with some amazing individuals since starting my Instagram page. And now, one those people is a part of the growing Needles and Spoons family! Jessica […]

Dietician, Nutrition

May 19, 2020

Using the Glycemic Index for better Blood Sugar Control – PLUS, meet our Dietitian!

Tips for curbing the Rage bolus method for good!

Bolusing, Diabetes + Exercise, Life with T1D

May 3, 2020

How to Curb the RAGE BOLUS

We’ve all been there… You’re motivated – excited that you actually made it to the gym, and then BAM! 20 minutes into your workout you start feeling a little shakey, and not because of the exercises.. You poke your figure or check your CGM, and low and behold… you’re dropping.. FAST! You sit down on […]

Diabetes + Exercise, Insulin Sensitivity

April 27, 2020

A Low Blood Sugar and the Benefits of Exercise

When I was first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, I was given a few insulin pens, carb ratios and was told to use these tools to simply “manage” it. What I really left with was just a whole lot of questions. Now, if you don’t live with diabetes, I can understand how it would be […]

Diabetes Health Coach, Holistic Health Coach, Life with T1D

April 18, 2020

4 Reasons a Diabetic Health Coach will Change Your Life

Thanks for checking out my blog! I’m so glad you’re here and hope that I can educate and inspire you to live a healthful life with Diabetes. When I was 19, my world shifted. (YES, I use the word “shift” instead of “flipped upside down”, like you might expect) That’s because when I received my […]

Diabetes Health Coach

April 9, 2020

My Diagnosis Changed me for the Better