The Arithmetic of Life
David Gordon does strategy at Intel. He's had diabetes for 15 years. He talks about diabetes and the importance of numbers from the perspective of a type 1 diabetic. He discusses how diabetes Type I is really the interplay of a way of life, carbs, your blood sugar, and the amount of insulin you inject.
Managing Type 1 Diabetes
Last year Alex Collins was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Prior to his diagnosis Alex was frequently engaged in different types of exercise and physical activity. After his diagnosis his doctor mentioned that he might have a hard time exercising and controlling his blood sugar to prevent hypoglycemia. In this talk, presented at the London QS meetup group, Alex described his process for tracking and understanding the data that affects his day-to-day life so that he could live his life normally without a high risk of complications.
The Effects of a Year in Ketosis
In 2013, James McCarter reduced his carbs and tracked his journey. In 2014, he adopted a ketogenic diet where he gave up sugar and starch and got 80% of his calories from fat. In this talk, James discusses how he tracked his ketones and what he learned.
Four Weeks Of Blood Sugar Tracking
Inspired by research that shows that the blood sugar response to foods are highly individual, Eric got a prescription for a FreeStyle Libre, a minimally invasive continual glucose meter. He found that certain carbs were worse than others, sweets that are fine as long as they are in moderation, and the influence that sleep and exercise have on mediating the blood sugar response.
Learning An Impossible Form Of Exercise
Exercising without food for a person with diabetes is akin to scuba diving without air; medical “experts” say it’s impossible. Jessica Ching was unwilling to believe this and conducted a series of personal trials. She has since run thousands of miles, almost all without eating.