All at sea

By | 30 July, 2009

The husband and I are off on our jollies for a couple of weeks, so I’ll leave you in the slightly scary but very entertaining care of Tim.

We’re going sailing in Greece which should be fabulous. Sailing is always an interesting diabetes challenge. I find I have to plan my insulin alongside the weather forecast. No wind? Increase insulin in preparation for a day of sunbathing and reading. A good breeze blowing? Reduce insulin and get ready to pull those ropes.

Other important questions preying on my mind include:

  • What impact will Greek beer have on blood sugars? Last year Croatian beer proved to be marvellous in having very little impact, fingers crossed the Greek stuff is just as good.
  • Will we get to the airport without me having a tantrum about how much diabetes junk I have to carry in my hand luggage? I’d say this is very unlikely.
  • And the big one. In the next 2 weeks how many times will I catch my pump on a rope and say something rude when the pump swings round and hits me on the knee? Place your bets now ladies and gentleman, the answer will be published upon my return.

Bon voyage!

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About Alison

Diagnosed with Type One in 1983 at the age of four, Alison's been at this for a while now. She uses Humalog in a combined insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system and any blood glucose meter as long as it takes five seconds or less.

4 thoughts on “All at sea

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  2. Mark

    Oooh, a wager! I’ll say two times plus a half-catch on a door knob. Have a wonderful time!

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