We hike frequently, in the morning, a few hours after breakfast. I cut my basals usually by 1/2, about 90 minutes before we hit the trail. After just under 1 mile, it’s a steep climb for about 1/2 a mile, which used to get me quite low. I’d have to eat Skittles, wait a bit, suspend the pumpand then continue at a reduced pace (more uphill) I detest having that happen. It sort of ruins our fun hikes, so I try to avoid it by suspending the pump at the start of climb unless my bg is really high, like over 170, in which case I’ll leave it at 50%. It takes a lot of practice to get it all right. Our total route is 6 miles, with about 900 feet of elevation.
I just got a Dexcom yesterday, and given how accurate it is, I suspect our hikes are going to be all that more enjoyable as I’ll get an early warning. I don’t like starting out on the 6 mile hike unless I’m over roughly 130. But I don’t like being over 170, either and rarely am over that, at that time of day.
As far as bolusing for breakfast, I cut that in 1/2 or more. Usually toast/pb, egg & toast, egg/bacon/toast, or one of those and add a little bit of fruit. Protein helps level out the bg’s, along with a BIT of fat.
Skittles work well because they are 1 carb each and don’t melt.