Emily Schilling

Weight Bias and Health at Every Size

Weight loss seems to be the go-to recommendation (from just about anyone) when it comes to most health-related concerns, especially diabetes. But weight loss and diabetes management often get conflated; the first doesn’t necessarily improve the second. That’s not to say that weight loss doesn’t help some people on their health journey, but solely focusing on weight ignores many other factors of health and wellbeing.

Probiotics and Diabetes

Bowls of cheese, yogurt, tempeh, and milk

Newer research is looking at how the microbiome impacts other areas of the body, such as heart and mental health–but what about diabetes? This article will discuss what probiotics are, food sources, their potential health benefits related to diabetes, and how to support a healthy gut microbiome.

Can You Wear Omnipod in the Ocean?

Cracked Omnipod

Omnipod is the only tubeless insulin pump that boasts being waterproof, but can you wear it in the ocean? From personal experience, the short answer is yes, and no.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices

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I’ve been a faithful Dexcom user since 2015, but counsel many patients who use Freestyle Libre CGMs. They’re both great options! Keep reading for pros, cons, and personal insights on each system.

Almond Flour Banana Muffins

2 Banana muffins and sliced strawberries on a white plate, next to a cup of coffee in a black mug

These delicious almond banana muffins are packed with protein to help balance blood sugars. They’re also a good source of fiber and heart-healthy fats to help keep you full until lunchtime.

Keep reading for the recipe.

12 Tips for Traveling with Type 1 Diabetes

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Traveling can introduce a lot of variables to your blood sugar management. Delayed flights, changes in time zones, different eating patterns, and varying activity levels can all impact blood sugars. Something as simple as forgetting to pack a snack or accidentally overheating your insulin on the beach can really impact blood sugars. I’ve certainly had my share of diabetes mishaps while traveling, and believe me, a little extra attention to planning and packing can make traveling with diabetes a whole lot easier. Here are my 12 tips for traveling with type 1 diabetes:

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