Diabetes schmiabetes! First hike partially up mission peak!

14 07 2012

So… I thought I’d make this blog to connect with all my fellow type 1 diabetics out there. I’ve always felt like I was completely held back by my diabetes… always afraid of everything that’s outdoorsy or far away from my home. I’ve finally -just recently- started doing some things I’ve been terrified of doing- hiking and kayaking! And soon I’d like to be able to do mulitiple-day hikes far from civilization w/o being worried I’m gonna die! 🙂 I want to get as healthy as I can so I can enjoy whatever age I can get to! My first hike was about 2/3 up Mission Peak in Fremont. I didn’t complete the trail- but wow was it amazing! My blood sugar dropped about 3 times during the hike because I had forgotten to lower my NPH dosage that morning… That along with an outtage of water made me turn around for safety.

Mission Peak is such an unappreciated trail! It is fascinating every step of the way and wow can you feel it the next day. 😉 Everywhere you look there’s either an amazing view or cool creatures to watch. The one thing I really like about Mission Peak is the abundance of benches to rest at. Very helpful when you’re testing your blood every 5 seconds to make sure that funny feeling is from all the excersize and not from your blood sugar dropping 🙂

So- do any of you have any tips on hiking with type 1 diabetes?? What are your must-haves when hiking? What do you raise your blood sugar with on the trail?




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