Living Life On The Go with Diabetes


Living life on the go is hard when managing diabetes but it is all fun and games now that I started using the new Accu-Check Guide System. Y’all know I am on the go 24/7…from traveling to adventures and hikes. I never seem to have a second!!!  Even though  I am on the go I always make sure that my blood sugar levels stay good.  

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her type 1 diabetes story and how the new spill-resistant Smartpack exclusive to Accu-Chek Guide makes life a bit easier.

Like I said in my last post, which you can read here,  having diabetes wasn’t going to stop me from living my life. I get questions every day from diabetics who don’t workout hard enough or are scared to go on hikes because they will go low… that shouldn’t even be the way have to live your life. Having Type 1 diabetes shouldn’t stop you from anything.

Just be prepared…that’s the key to diabetes management.  I am training for a 10k right now and I have a running belts and I keep sugar tablets in there and I make sure I bring water. I listen to my body and slow it down when I need to.

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I want to share a little bit about how carb counting works. It is an integral part of diabetes management.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her type 1 diabetes story and how the new spill-resistant Smartpack exclusive to Accu-Chek Guide makes life a bit easier.

For example, if you are eating 2 pieces of toast and half an apple for breakfast…that is a total of 62 grams of carbs. My insulin ratio is 1:10, which means for every 10 grams of carb, I need 1 unit of insulin.  In this toast and apple example,  I would need 6 units of insulin. However, for me since I am super active most days I always give a little less. Everything is math with diabetes management and you start to feel that your body is a science project! 🙂

You might also like to read Flying with an Insulin Pump.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares about her type 1 diabetes story and how the new spill-resistant Smartpack exclusive to Accu-Chek Guide makes life a bit easier.

Though it’s a constant learning curve, I am most definitely figuring out how to manage my diabetes and it is the most liberating feeling. The Accu-Chek Guide System gives me the autonomy, knowledge and control I was scared I would lose. It allows my body and I to work together rather than against one another. I feel reassured knowing what my blood sugar is at and confident that I know how to fix lows before they happen. I have learned more about my body in the past year than I could have ever imaged. Visit HERE to learn more.

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xoxoBella is a popular travel and lifestyle blog featuring travel inspiration, fashion, recipes, dog mom tips and fitness motivation. Bella Bucchiotti lives with and advocates for Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease awareness.

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17 Comments

  1. Loved hearing your story and what this is like, something I have had very little understanding and experience with so very interesting!

    Posted 7.20.18 Reply
  2. Prerana, from Broadcloth wrote:

    I can’t imagine how hard it must be to constantly monitor your vitals. Props!

    Posted 7.20.18 Reply
  3. Jenna wrote:

    I had no idea you were dealing with this! From your lifestyle I would have never guessed you had to constantly monitor your blood sugar! You’re definitely an inspiration and motivation to get up and get moving.

    Posted 7.20.18 Reply
  4. Laura wrote:

    I’m not diabetic, but I have an autoimmune disease and man, it really does get you day to day. Props to you for staying active and training for a 10K (I could never even try)!

    Posted 7.20.18 Reply
  5. Tara Liston Fuller wrote:

    you go girl – i’ve loved watching you tackle this disease from the moment you found out. you’re amazing!

    Posted 7.21.18 Reply
  6. Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew wrote:

    You are a superstar! I love that you share this journey with us!

    Posted 7.23.18 Reply
  7. Adriana wrote:

    I love how positive you are about it! You’re doing amazing and I bet this is going to encourage SO many people who have it too!

    Posted 7.23.18 Reply
  8. Deborah wrote:

    You are a rockstar! I love your positive attitude toward this and I love that you’re so encouraging of everyone else who also has diabetes!

    Posted 7.23.18 Reply
  9. You go girl! I don’t really know there struggle but it’s so important to be open about this!

    Posted 7.23.18 Reply
  10. Azzama wrote:

    My husband is diabetic. He sometimes struggle to manage it. Acucheck sounds like it might be helpful for him. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 7.23.18 Reply
  11. I’m so glad this kind of technology exists to help people live their best lives like you seem to be doing! I’m sure diabetes can feel restricting sometimes but it is awesome that you can check on the go now!

    Posted 7.23.18 Reply
  12. Thanks for explaining all of this. I have family members with diabetes but never really understood it or what needs to be done. You are living your best life though because you are keeping it under control!

    Posted 7.24.18 Reply
  13. Sharon Glascoe wrote:

    Looks like this is a great system. Your such a great voice in helping anyone living with diabetes.

    Posted 7.24.18 Reply
  14. Shani Ogden wrote:

    I’ve had friends with diabetes and never really understood how they figured out how much insulin they need. You explained it so well!

    Posted 7.24.18 Reply
  15. Brittany Colasuonno wrote:

    Thanks for shedding light on this!! P.s. you have a such a pretty smile!

    Posted 7.24.18 Reply
  16. I love your positive attitude about this and how you don’t let diabetes stop you!

    Posted 7.25.18 Reply
  17. Katie wrote:

    I have lots of family members that have diabetes. Love how positive you are about managing it. I know it can be tough sometimes

    Posted 7.26.18 Reply

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