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Diabetes and the Great Outdoors

For diabetics that like to hike, camp, boat or do anything outside! The goal is to create a forum for tips on dealing with diabetes and the outdoors.

Members: 77
Latest Activity: Jul 30

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packing for camping

Started by ginny-e. Last reply by Trevs Jul 30. 10 Replies

So I have always felt a big compulsive when I pack for a hike or camping trip.  I feel like I may pack too much food for lows, and worry a bit about having enough water for highs!  Anyone else feel…Continue

Tags: hiking, highs, lows, camping

First hiking trip with normal blood sugars

Started by LovetoHike. Last reply by sabi Jul 19. 1 Reply

Hey guys, I've been on a new insulin pump so my blood sugars are actually really good (fasting below 90 and after eating typically below 140), so my concern is this... I'm going to go hiking up to…Continue

Trekking and altitude

Started by LauraNYC. Last reply by LauraNYC Mar 1, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi all! I'm gearing up to do the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in just a few weeks. Super excited and getting all my kit together. The main thing I'm wondering about is how my body will react to the…Continue

Live to camp!!

Started by veercan Jun 4, 2011. 0 Replies

new to diabetes(wednesday lol) Live to camp.going from a old winnibego back to a tent trailerwhat do i need to know to take along that might have changed.I get the water stuff, and we bought a…Continue

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Comment by Kurt on December 1, 2012 at 5:26am

hello, love this group! manchester, NH who wants to go kayakin!

Comment by The Diabetic Camper on August 10, 2011 at 5:16am
Gayle, are you planning on the boat going over during non planned getting wet times? If not I would wear the pump and get a couple of dry bags to keep your supplies dry and pack an extra supply bag to keep in another boat. A Danny pack works great to wear getting in and out of the boat and it can be easily clipped onto the boat. Don't be scared just prepare and you will be great
Comment by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna on August 9, 2011 at 11:47pm
well . . . about to leave on a trip to laughlin. i'm participating in the laughlin "regatta;" a 4-5 hour river float trip on rafts from bullhead city to laughlin. i wear a pump (for only about 3 months now), and i'm having a little anxiety on how i'm going to handle the river float. it's going to be 110 during the day, so i'm not sure how that will affect it's performance. it's the animas ping, so it's waterproof; but i'm thinking of not wearing it and instead just bringing a novolg pen with me to use during the day. any thoughts on this one?
Comment by The Diabetic Camper on July 1, 2011 at 3:41pm
l right at home with this group. I camp about 20weekends out of the year and love to share all my advice and stories. Www.TheDiabeticCamper.blogspot.com
Comment by NancyR on February 15, 2011 at 2:50am
Hi everyone - just joined Tudiabetes, and saw your group. I'm planning a 'dream-trip' to Yellowstone-Badlands-Glacier parks; camping and day hikes with my load of camera gear (and my pump!!) Looking forward to hearing your tips and experiences. NancyR
 

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