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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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Our tiny home "commute"

It’s always harder to come back out west to our tiny home from the east coast–losing time in the air and re-acclimating to a small space all contribute to the challenge. To some, the idea...

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Ketogenic climbing | low carb athletes with T1D

I am considering doing a video series in the near future for low carb athletes with T1D about my dietary approach, trial and error and adapting the ketogenic diet to give greater blood glucose...

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Losing control, gaining influence

Somewhere between pride and despair lies acceptance. I could only hear the sound of wind whistling past my ears as I stepped delicately around the airy corner; about 1500 feet of nothingness...

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Climbing Cowboy Ridge in Zion National Park

I’ve spent a lot of time in Zion National Park over the last few years and it’s no secret that the climbing here is outside my comfort zone. Maybe that’s why I keep coming...

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Can you Spare a Rose on Valentines Day?

I make it a point not to publicly advocate for a lot of fundraising efforts–even on my own behalf–but the Spare a Rose campaign is worth an exception. I believe that it’s really...

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Zion climbing and hiking

Zion climbing and hiking is always fun–even when it’s not. But let me clarify that statement because there are two types of fun. That’s right, I wasn’t just making a pun about...

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What’s it like in a tiny home?

I’ve had more than a few people ask ‘what’s it like in a tiny home’–or more specifically for a virtual tour of sorts. We moved into the trailer recently and the progress...

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