My Diabetes Kit Miss Jen Grieves

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There are a lot of variable factors to contend with

while backpacking so I think it's important not to

give yourself a hard time if things aren't perfect.

to bring your own lock with you) rather

than just loose in the backpack which

was in the corner of the dorm.

I was incredibly conscious of always

having a serious supply of glucose on me

- both fast acting and more complex - so

that I didn't get caught out up a mountain,

or in the middle of the ocean. Most days

I had a backpack on me, so this wasn't

a problem, but for instance if you're

camping or trekking, it may be days

before you can restock. With all that heat

and activity your insulin requirements may

change, which could lead to an increased

number of hypos. Stuffing sweets into

my mouth while sipping champagne on a

sunset cruise was not my most dignified

moment, but I'll happily do it to get a hypo

fixed quickly!

The biggest lesson I learnt was that for

me, an active, outdoors and sea-soaked

holiday (i.e. the type I ADORE) requires

a lot more focus with an insulin pump

than it ever did with injections. Sunscreen

and sweat is powerful anti-adhesive

combination when it comes to the patch

pump. Likewise surfing, snorkelling and

scuba diving are all very physical activities

that made my insulin pump throw a

tantrum on more than one occasion.

There are some situations, it seems, that

a pump is just not compatible with, so

having not only a truckload of spares, but

back-up injections with me, meant I could

power through a surfing lesson and not

freak out if my pod peeled off (or more

likely, got attacked by a crashing wave…).

A combination of diabetes tech and extra

finger stick tests allowed me to keep

a close eye on what my blood sugars

were doing as my routine went out of the

window and I just poured all my energy

into trying to stay upright on a surfboard!

Future forward

I would still absolutely stick to my insulin

pump for future travels, just because "

Index

  1. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Diabetes UK Helpline
  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  4. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  5. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  6. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  7. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  8. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  9. Diabetes tech
  10. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  11. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news, Ascensia Diabetes Care
  12. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes diet
  13. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes diet
  14. Keeping insulin cool, how to keep insulin cool
  15. Keeping insulin cool, how to keep insulin cool
  16. Keeping insulin cool, how to keep insulin cool
  17. Keeping insulin cool, how to keep insulin cool
  18. Desang diabetes kitbags
  19. Desang diabetes kitbags
  20. My Diabetes Kit Miss Jen Grieves
  21. My Diabetes Kit Miss Jen Grieves
  22. My Diabetes Kit Miss Jen Grieves
  23. London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic
  24. My Diabetes Kit Miss Jen Grieves
  25. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods
  26. Desang Diabetic Traveller's Checklist
  27. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  28. Insulin pump, Tadem Diabetes Care, Tandem t:slim insulin pump
  29. Insulin pump, Tadem Diabetes Care, Tandem t:slim insulin pump
  30. Diabetes food news
  31. Diabetes food news
  32. Counting carbohydrates avocados
  33. Counting carbohydrates avocados
  34. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  35. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  36. Free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes, the diabetic diet, carb counting

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