Running with Diabetes.
I don't run. Not well, anyway. Running isn't my activity of choice because my body doesn't do well at high speeds. But when I go walking or any other exercise that's outside and brings me far away from my car, I grapple with that whole "what the hell do I do with my diabetes supplies" issue.
For the most part, I usually carry a small bag. Sometimes I bust out the meter from it's protective black case and throw it into a SpiBelt, adding in a tube of glucose tabs and my keys and cell phone and ... suddenly, I'm a pack mule, careening up the mountainside.
I am not a "travel light" diabetic. I'm a messy, throw-it-all-in-a-bag-and-hope-you-don't-lose-the-bag diabetic. But some PWDs have figured out a terrific way to keep tabs on their diabetes while exercising. Like my friend Melissa (a fellow Clara Barton Camp alum), who MacGyver'd her meter into her running shoes. Here's a shot of her kicks, that she's graciously allowed me to share with you guys:
Photo credit to Melissa K. She also has a series of glucose stashes on her run route, in case of a low. Clever girl! (But no, I have no idea where she keeps the actual test strips. You'll have to ask her.)
I think this is brilliant! How do you keep your supplies at the ready when you're on the run - literally? Are you like me, with an awkward bag of everything, or are you as streamlined as the pictured PWD?