Hey everyone. Today we are going for a bike ride. Now we aren’t just going around the block a few times, we are going for a 20 mile bike ride. Don’t worry, there aren’t many hills so it will be quite enjoyable. Are you ready?
So what will we need? We probably should get everything together. Let’s start with our attire.
I’m thinking bike shirt with some workout pants. But what about the pump? Where should it go?
A. Wear a pair of shorts/pants with pockets and hope it doesn’t fall out
B. Find some pants with a zippered pocket
C. Clip it to my pants
D. Leave the pump at home. I’ll be exercising, it will be fine.
Well, since I don’t really have many shorts with pockets, I’m going to go with option C. That way I won’t have to worry about it falling out of a pocket either. And since the ride may take a couple hours, I’m not comfortable being disconnected from my pump for that long.
Great, now that we know what we are wearing, what will we take with us? Here’s what I’m thinking:
- Some kind of liquid. Should I bring water or gatorade? I don’t really like to drink gatorade, but it will keep me from going low.
- A granola bar. In case I need something more substantial to eat.
- Something to treat a low. Probably some fruit snacks. But how many packets? Maybe 4. If I go really low, I might need 2 packets, but I need to have enough in case I go low twice. Is 4 even enough? Maybe 5.
- My phone. Obviously.
- License, insurance card, money/credit card. You know in case something happens or I feel like buying something along the way.
- My glucose meter. Or my CGM? Or both? My CGM is usually pretty good, but it isn’t always accurate so maybe I should have my meter too.
- My helmet. Safety first.
- Bike gloves. Don’t want any blisters.
- Sunglasses. I have to be able to see.
- Sunscreen. That I don’t have to take with me at least, but I will put that on before I leave.
Sure I may have had a few extra items stuffed into my bike pouch, but I didn’t let my diabetes slow me down! Can’t wait until our next ride!
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