This is kind of a shot in the dark, but there's a lot of collective experience on this board so maybe someone can help. In a couple of days I'm leaving for a looong walk. Specifically, I'll be covering 600+ miles in about six weeks, averaging around 12-15 miles a day. I've done this kind of thing before, but not as a diabetic (I'm T1, for about 5 months).
Has anyone out there done anything like this (backpacking for such an extended a period of time) with diabetes (especially on insulin)? I think I'm prepared for most eventualities, but I'm just wondering what kind of wrenches I can expect diabetes to throw at me.
I'm taking more than twice the amount of insulin I use now (in a water-activated cooling pouch), emergency carbs, my CGM and the means to recharge its batteries, spare glucometer and batteries, plenty of strips, and glucagon (though fat lot of good it'll do me since I'll be alone). I'll be passing through some civilization along the way, but they'll be plenty of days in the middle of nowhere too.
I'm expecting my insulin needs to go down somewhat with this amount of low-impact exercise everyday, but who knows? How low will it go? How fast will it get lower? Could it go up instead? How long will my (presumably) lower insulin needs last after I finish and am not walking so much?
Cheers! And thanks.