Recently, I visited my mom in Arizona and did a lot of great things out there. I got to spend a night in Vegas, see the Hoover Dam, rifled through Sedona, ate at the Road Kill Cafe and explored the southern rim of the Grand Canyon. It was not really a vacation, though I treated it like one and the adventure was amazing. Made great memories with my mom at the Canyon. Both of our bucket lists have another check mark. (though now I want to go back even more!)
This was my first airplane flight since I have been diagnosed and getting though the TSA was very easy and I had no issues with my needles or insulin. In fact, the snaps on my shirt were more of an issue. LOL But they let me board the plane.
I had a great time and doing all the extra running around and actually eating less (it's weird, but I eat way less when I am on vacation) kind of caught up to me the day after the Canyon visit. Elevation usually causes my glucose to run a little high, but in this case it was crashing on me one morning. Thankfully I was able to catch it before it got too low, (unlike my trip last year when I dropped to 34 and scared myself pretty badly) but this is a recurring pattern it seems on all of my trips. I suppose my low carb lifestyle is paying off. I just have to be more careful when I do all the extras.
When you travel, do you find that your glucose goes up or down? How do you plan for it, specially if you are traveling alone? I am looking for tips because in September I will be going back to the Smokey Mountains to do some more hiking…I am trying level out my playing filed so to speak.
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