Nordic diabetes skiing new territory Bigfoot family. Or, if went last year, no remember any information. Bigfoot brain not sponge. More like annoying Williams-Sonoma dishtowel never become absorbent, even after wash 15 times. Here what Bigfoot learn winter sports-travel.
WISDOM FROM A PROFESSIONAL:
Sean Busby advise keep pump & meter & strips close to body/warm enough or –>probably malfunction. Bubs notice frozen Skittles grind like gravel against teeth. Tip = use interior pockets.
IF YOU ARE STAYING IN A WEIRDLY AFFORDABLE HOTEL:
No trust minibar. When Bigfoot decide need use fresh insulin vial, find Frio bag ice-encrusted+ frozen rock solid. Decide stick w. current questionable, possibly—but probably not—dead/dead-ish insulin. Toss back-up Lantus pen, Humalog freshie trash while think If only I could transform those back into dollars! and That’s why you must never buy used insulin on Craig’s List! Tip = travel w. fridge thermometer.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES:
Only f&v this trip = ketchup. Not even Heinz ketchup—it Hunt’s. Tip = BYOF&V.
39g CHO pretty hefty, but seem bargain for giant ski-bar whoopie pie. WAIT: one whoopie pie = 2 servings. Tip = enjoy, but double beware giant whoopie pie.
One great part Nordic skiing vs. alpine = better outfits. Hwvr, BG meter/sugar/frosting tube/glucagon make disturbingly lumpen figure of even most soigne tassel-hat/full body merino wool ensemble. Tip = better if vain person not look in mirror. (Photo not available.)
TEMP BASAL AND CANDY CANES
Forgot pre-sports -X% temp basal? Shit. Administer candy cane. Know candy cane not enough. Snow + motion suck sugar right out. But also not want high, bc then too tired ski, and already 190mg/dL. Shit. Tip = ski a lot, figure out magic formula, start camp for teach T1 children how exist in snow
TEST OFTEN, BUT WHAT A PAIN IN THE ASS!
Nordic skiing, testing BG more urgent/bigger hassle than ever. Part of thing is: no child/parent desire remove mitten/glove. Other part is: everything wet. Need hanky for dry finger, then finger accidentally get snowy, then dry again, then hand so cold drop strip, then strip get wet, then open strip canister almost spill all strip because balance on slippery skis. Tip = stow hanky/extra strips strategically; practice.