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First Successful Weekend Away

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by ElkBond, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. ElkBond

    ElkBond Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Despite a week or two of unstable and spikey blood levels I risked a weekend away.

    Saturday I travelled to London for a gig in the eve. I stuffed my girlfriends bag full of snacks just in case, even a glucogel! There was a street food section and I tucked in! Baby back ribs, chilli fries, even half a burger! Nothing was stopping me this evening, had this gig planed since last year!

    Guesstimated my units and carbs and I bloody nailed it! No spike whatsoever, it was a steady climb to the 6s and back down.

    Even though I was very energetic throughout the gig I only needed two lucozade tablets to bump me up. One of them was a precaution just in case my cgm wasn't reading right.

    The next day I spent in the british museum, lots of walking and loads of food again. The whole weekend I didn't get higher than 6.6 and lower than 3.7. I even did a ketone check to make sure there wasn't anything sinister running in the background.

    I suppose my moral of my story and what I took from this weekend is that I feel much more free and that diabetes can't change the way we live our lives. :) The odd blowout on food isn't off the cards either (I am a bit of a foodie so this is great news!).
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  2. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Well done, you did the ground work, went prepared and from the sound of it had a great weekend, type 1 doesn't have to rule your life, but when you nail it like this it gives you confidence you can do it (albeit with a little preparation), great post ;)
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