Monthly Archives: May 2014

MWDs: Mice with Diabetes

On Monday, Lisa and I were at a Memorial Day picnic with a bunch of Grinnell alums. As it happens, the party’s host does a lot of research with transgenic, or “knockout” mice. These furry little guys have had part … Continue reading

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Winter Is Coming

I think I broke summer. It was below 40°F (4°C) when I left the house this morning to ride to work. And it wasn’t much warmer yesterday afternoon when I went for a run. A week ago, I had optimistically … Continue reading

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Bike from Work

Here’s a follow up to my bike to work post. It turns out that traffic is a lot lighter at 6:00 in the morning than at 4:30 in the afternoon. While it is interesting to travel faster than cars on … Continue reading

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Bike to Work

It may surprise many of you that I have never biked to work. The thought had occurred to me, but I always had two main objections. (1) Cycling is supposed to be fun and purpose-free. If I’m going to work, … Continue reading

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Medtronic Minimed Enlite Sensor

I promised myself that I would post about the Minimed Enlite continuous glucose monitor sensor. It’s taken longer than I expected, because I wanted to make sure that I was being as fair as possible. Let’s start with a picture. … Continue reading

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Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Energy Systems

There are only a few more posts from the notes of what I learned from TeamWILD. Today, we’ll go into the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems in a little more detail. I hope to do a whole post on the … Continue reading

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Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Fueling

Today’s notes on the material TeamWILD’s Marcey Robinson presented covers fueling for performance and recovery. This is a tricky thing for me. I want to use these guidelines, but I find that my evening workouts need significantly more carbs than … Continue reading

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Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Insulin

This is part two of what I learned from TeamWILD. If you’re over-insulinized, you’re BG might not be low and you might not have the same symptoms as hypoglycemia, but it can lead to rapid drops in blood glucose and … Continue reading

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Diabetes Exercise Physiology 200 – Review

This is part one of what I learned from TeamWILD. It occurred to me that it would be good to review “Diabetes Exercise Physiology 100″ before diving into the 200-level stuff. You might also want to look at my notes … Continue reading

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