Category Archives: exercise

ADA & IN Conferences

This summer, I attended two diabetes conferences that were quite different in scope and style. I started with the American Diabetes Association’s 2013 Scientific Sessions in Chicago. This 5 day event had 18,000 participants and stretched across a massive conference center. … Continue reading

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Catching Up: ITP Thesis & Quantified Self

The last few months have been rather hectic here in NY and I’ve fallen behind on posting. But I wanted to give a quick update on my work with Databetes. In May, I wrapped up my graduate studies at NYU’s … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Marathon

Another marathon down(my third)! And a new personal record! My time of 3:47 at the Philadelphia Marathon was a two minute improvement. This race is an important point in my 2012 Quantified Self project. In order to best learn from the … Continue reading

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Nike+ Fuelband

Last week, I was able to get my hands on a Nike+ Fuelband to try out for a few weeks. I have to say, it is quite impressive. The hardware, the software, the whole experience is very well done.

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“Ready to Start”

As part of my grad school work at ITP, I recently completed a project called “Ready to Start” for my Collective Storytelling class. “Ready to Start” tells the stories of athlete’s first long-distance race, be it a marathon or a … Continue reading

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A New Personal Best (A1c)

I recently got a quarterly check-up and A1c. I was quite interested in seeing the results since I have begun this project and been so focused on my data. My A1c has stayed at 6.4 for the last few years. … Continue reading

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Carb Loading before a 14 mile run

In preparation for a 14 mile run on a Saturday morning a few weeks ago, I broke from my normal low-carb diet the night before and decided to carb load. The week before, I had lost energy the last few … Continue reading

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Exercise & Insulin Balance: Medium runs

Lately I have been doing some runs with a friend that are longer than my average 5 mile loop. These have averaged between 10 and 14 miles. The exercise has been feeling great. But I find it trickier to manage … Continue reading

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Adding a FitBit

I have decided to add a FitBit to my routine of self-monitoring, making it the 5th mobile device collecting data for this project (insulin pump, CGM, blood glucose monitor, iPhone, FitBit). The FitBit Ultra costs about $100 and contains an … Continue reading

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Exercise & Insulin: Short runs

Today, my blood sugar was a little high when I woke up. Normally I would simply take more insulin to bring it down. But I knew I wanted to go for a run soon. Working off my past experiences, I … Continue reading

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