Episode 88: Blood Pressure & T1D

April 20, 2021

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Why is it important to pay attention to your blood pressure as a type 1 diabetic? What do the numbers even mean? In this episode, we talk about blood pressure and how it relates to living with T1D... And some signs yours could be too low or too high.


As with all our episodes, this is not medical advice. This is based on our research on the internet and our own personal experiences. If you think you have blood pressure problems, talk to your doctor.

Wins & Fails

Colleen's Win: Both the sensors I put on my forearms worked really well. I’m really happy with that location and am glad to have two extra sites to include in my rotation now.

Jessie's Fail: Another year of fundraising runs & walks for type 1 diabetes have been canceled or moved virtual. Tacoma, WA's JDRF walk and Seattle's Beat the Bridge are now online.

Hack or Tip of the Week

Have a grab & go bag of insulin and diabetes supplies that’s separate from your vacation supplies. That way you have something ready for a quick trip or in case of emergency.

Why is blood pressure important for type 1 diabetics? Is yours too low or too high? Both can be problems for we insulin-challenged people.

Diabetes Spotlight

This week's spotlight is on Beat the Bridge, the annual walk sponsored by Nordstrom in Seattle, WA. 

2021's race is the 39th annual race to benefit JDRF. 

To sign up to compete virtually, head to their website.

(Also, exercising helps with blood pressure!)

Question for You!

Is blood pressure one of your concerns as a type 1 diabetic?

Links & Resources


Our music is by Joseph McDade. Check out his website here!

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Life & mindset coach, writer, host of podcast This is Type 1: Real Life with Type 1 Diabetes, and full-time analyst in the power industry. I'm passionate about showing people that how we think determines our realities.

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