Thank you Marilyn (and Sil!) for your information and tips! I've wondered for a long time what effect loosing (a lot) of weight on the road has to the dayly amount of insuline and pills you have to take? Can you make the proper adjustments yourself or do you need a doctor? Thanks! GeertMarilyn Canada said:I would be interested in hearing from other insulin dependent diabetics or from who those who walked with diabetics and hear how they adapted to life on the Camino.. Marilyn
In preparation for the Camino I have taken some diabetic educational sessions to learn how to adjust insulin units to match my intake of carbohydrates and exertion levels. With this knowledge, I will be able to make the necessary adjustments, using the blood sugar testing results from my glucose meter. One of the hard things will be to estimate the carb content of the Spanish food...does anyone know the word for carbohydrate in Spanish...or for sugar?Can you make the proper adjustments yourself or do you need a doctor?
Thank you, Marilyn! Your inside information is most valuable for me (and many more diabetic pilgrims I'm sure) although your position is quite different. I see my doctor only a few times per year because I'm rather stable as long as I manage not to gain or better loose weight which is going rather well at the moment. Still I had a hypo on my daily walk to the shore once and that frightened the hell out of me! A few meters from my front door I had to sit down and ask a neighbour for a cooky. So I think I have to make more progress in daily walking before even considering the camino. And even then I suppose I need a network like yours to build up confidence. Thank you again so much! GeertMarilyn Canada said:I am quite confident that I will be able to manage my diabetes on the camino.