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

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

    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.

  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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