Friday, May 20, 2016

Cristi 3, Diabetes 0

It's been a few years, but I used to keep track of all of my big success over diabetes. I posted the first score card when I successfully completed a sprint triathlon (Diabetes Didn't Win), and the second when I finished my second half marathon (Diabetes Still Didn't Win).

This week brought on a new challenge -- the Manitou Incline in Colorado Springs, CO.


The Manitou Incline, or just "The Incline" as it is commonly referred to around here, is a popular hiking destination that will challenge any athlete. It gains over 2000 feet in elevation in less than a mile with an average grade of slightly more than 40%.

Tim told the complete story of our adventure on his blog. I'm just bragging about how I made it to the top (and back down an adjoining 2.5 mile trail) while still keeping my blood sugar in a safe and healthy range.

We made it to the top!

A few weeks ago, a friend fighting back against type 2 diabetes said that "diabetes messed with the wrong person." Similarly, type 1 diabetes picked a fight with the wrong person when it decided to mess with me.


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5 comments:

  1. Manitou Springs is one of my favorite places in the whole world!!

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  2. Tell me how you did it without getting a low blood sugar!

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    1. I started with no insulin on board and ate a granola bar with 18 grams of carbs. I had a squeeze pouch of applesauce when my blood sugar started dropping and then added in a few jelly beans. I wear a continuous glucose monitor so I could see it starting to go down before it got really low.

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  3. wow! We have yet to attempt The Incline. That is so awesome that y'all made it to the top!

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