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How I use data to manage my diabetes: a guest post by Christel Oerum

Hi Living Vertical followers, my name is Christel and I’m a fitness geek and Type 1 diabetic. Like Steve, I’m all about understanding my diabetes and managing it rather than letting it run my...

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Crowdfunding: a frank discussion

LivingVertical isn’t for everyone. It’s for YOU. That’s why I am asking you for the opportunity to make this mission, this message my full-time priority by pledging support for our...

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ketogenic diet and hypoglycemia

Ketogenic diet and hypoglycemia

I wanted to write a technical post about a question I keep getting regarding the ketogenic diet and hypoglycemia. Even if you’re not into the keto diet, I think you may find some useful ideas...

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You can call me diabetic

You can call me diabetic

You can call me diabetic if that’s what works for you. I won’t call the language police to shut down communications. Silence doesn’t help those of us living with this condition and...

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Measuring what matters: effort over outcome

We do a lot of measuring in diabetes–but are we measuring what matters? As you may know, I’ve been on the east coast for about a week or so and I’ve been doing a little...

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I was going to write about my switch to Toujeo…

I had pretty high hopes for a recent switch in my basal insulin. I’ve discussed it a bunch in my Vlog on YouTube and I promised to write about it here and give a full report. So here is my...

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Out the escape hatch

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Creation is the opposite of destruction. If it were not for the destruction that type 1 diabetes threatened me with, I may never have seen the value in picking up a...

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You can’t stop the suffering; you can only use it.

I was recently asked on Instagram: “How do you deal with the emotional burden and sadness of living with type 1 diabetes?” This question is almost always presented in terms of how can...

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Life is short; we are fragile.

When friends pass we realize this reality; but it’s ever-present. We are just living in a bubble of perpetual unawareness. The numbness at this truth is temporary–it must ultimately be...

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the unfinished project climbing el capitan with type 1 diabetes

Love your limitation: The Unfinished Project

I’ve had an unfinished project that’s been nagging at me for a long time and you can’t slay big walls just by talking about it from an office chair. I’ve spent the last...

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Is full time RVing even worth it?

As we are concluding the hateful process of replacing the car and preparing to get back on the road after a MONTH of crazy pitfalls the question of “why” keeps coming up–as in...

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Yes I quit drinking coffee. Here’s why…

I recently announced on Facebook my decision to quit drinking coffee. This declaration was met with some disbelief and horror given my erstwhile penchant for drinking coffee. I’m still a little...

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I’m back, and I’m sorry.

In the past few months I have been circling the wagons and getting the website rebuilt with the aid of Splitter Designs. I was confronted with the disparity between what I wanted to create and the...

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Diabetes and driving: what I’ve learned about stereotypes

The ability to drive is a lot like your pancreas, it turns out. You don’t miss it until it’s gone and then suddenly you’re lost without it. I recently discovered that having diabetes...

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Episode 45 They took my license! | Angry diabetic rant

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I recently found out that they took my drivers license away because I have diabetes and didn’t get recurring doctors notes stating that I was “OK to drive”. After 17 years of...


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AdventureRx Type 1 meetup in NY!

Want to join us for an AdventureRx Type 1 meetup in the New York area? I’ll be upstate on April 23-24th at the Mohonk Preserve which is about 90 minutes north of New York City. For the sake of...

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Hiking Observation Point in Zion

I’ve been meaning to hike Observation Point in Zion for several years–but it was only this week that I followed through when we were visited by a fellow type 1 climber, Andres and his...

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1000 feet of climbing before lunch! (video)

Red Rock Nevada was a great stop on our journey–because where else can you knock off 1000 feet of climbing before lunch on just about any given day? This was a short stop for us–three days...

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The best day ever

(Make sure to read part 1 of this post, “How a low blood sugar forced me to face my fear” before you read about the best day ever!) As Rob and I spent the remainder of Day 1 hiking around...

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How a low blood sugar forced me to face my fear

I had my best day ever  just a short while ago and I owe it all to a low blood sugar. It all started a few days ago, after our type 1 meetup in Joshua Tree as I spent several days climbing with Rob...

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Here’s what you missed in Joshua Tree

Our time in Joshua Tree started with my trying to figure out how to scale down my basal insulin dose because I was going low all the time. In fact, I didn’t take any rapid insulin for the first...

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Can a SONY RX100 M2 replace my DSLR?

Everything in this post was shot with a SONY RX100 M2 which I got off of ebay (used) for under 300 dollars. It’s worth mentioning that most of my youtube videos of late have been shot with this...

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Type 1 diabetes meetup in Joshua Tree

Our first type 1 diabetes meetup is in the books for 2016. It’s always a learning process trying to do something new–especially when it involves coordinating activities for a group of...

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