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Old 03-18-2012, 19:08   #1
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I'm nearly 60, insulin dependent since 1968. Currently on an Animas pump and using the Dexcom CGM. Hgb A1c ~ 5.8. Pretty happy with the Animas and the CGM has been great for trends. Pumping for 8 years.

I live in Bend, Oregon.

We have 1 daughter and 3 grandsons.

Logged onto this forum to ask about hiking (and diabetes management) in France and Spain, with plans for a trip in 2013.

Have a great Sunday!

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Old 03-18-2012, 22:11   #2
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Hi, I am a type 2 but love to hike. I'm a few years older and looking forward to retirment so we can do lots of hiking. We have 5 kids, only one married and no grandkids, yet. They don't take the hint. We've hiked all over the US, Canada, Argentina and am planning on hiking in Spain in June. We are also planning one of those hut to hut backpacking trips in the Applacians Mountains in New Hampshire at the end of the summer. Hiking is so much fun and great exercise. My only problem living in Ohio is there are no hills to practice on. We have to drive to Pennsylvania to find steep hills to get our legs acclimated.

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Old 03-19-2012, 02:16   #3
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Come down here, Jeanne . . . we have nothing BUT hills! Any flatlanders who come visiting have sore calf muscles for the first few days - always ascending or descending - very little in between.




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Old 03-19-2012, 03:41   #4
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Here, too, Jeanne!

What I hate is that when I first checked today is that in two posts, this same person was asking for help knowing conditions for an insulin dependent pumper to help with managing in Europe and has had no answers about procuring insulin in Europe while he and his wife hike. Do we have no members who can answer that question? It seems unlikely with the international members we have. John, do you have any information? Do you have a source, for example? Surely we have someone who can help out...

Just asking....




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Old 03-19-2012, 04:27   #5
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If our European members aren't on insulin, it's understandable that they would have no idea where and how it can be procured by travelers.




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Old 04-04-2012, 07:33   #6
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So since I was on last, I've learned that Animas has offices in France and Spain; that Novolog insulin is available w/o Rx in Spain and France. Animas US encouraged me to carry a spare pump (which I've done with long vacations and river trips, rowing (the Grand Canyon)), but since I will be carrying all of the weight on my back, I'm thinking that the 3-4 week load of supplies + gear + food in the backpack will be the way to go. Maybe have my wife carry spare insulin, syringe and pump supplies.

We still have lots of time.

Found this blog from a British resource that discusses managing IDDM on the trail (certainly easier than trekking in Nepal): oops, I haven't enough posts to refer you a url, but search: camino de santiago/ medical/ diabetes for information.


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