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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby Windigo1 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:25 pm


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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby slide » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:28 pm

it might be a good idea to carry a small bottle of hypo gel /gluco gel, a very small tube ,more than half the size of a toothpaste tube that is soft plastic and could be opened with ya teeth very easerly just in case you get low quicker than you realised, its like an emergency stop button , to stop a hypo , quick - i'm a bugger on this one I can go really low and still walk about ok then it dawns on me -heres another one for ya , if I go really low I start to see lights (abit like looking at the sun and looking away ), and as I slowly go unconscious , the lights get worse to the point where I can't see , that is as far as I've ever gone , but I have always caught it in time

my father inlaw had it 57 years when he died , and I asked him years before , do you get the lights , he said no . f**k its scary to get there knowing its seconds before lights out

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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby oregonkiter » Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:49 pm

Fiona Wilde, champion SUP, has type 1 and might be a great resource. She has a facebook page

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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby Hasse » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:22 pm

I’m diabetic T1 to. I just have some chocolate bar in my wetsuit. Often under the zipper in the front. Is working perfect for me.

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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby TomW » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:37 pm

I'm not diabetic, but I've been working on a project in the domain, and learned that there's blood glucose monitor you can attach to the skin and see your glucose levels on a SmartWatch in real time. I know of a kiter using it.
Then I would get a flotation vest, like the one I have from Ion, that has a front pocket, easy to unzip and pull out an energy gel pack.

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Re: Waterproof bag for diabetic kiter

Postby slide » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:02 pm

they use to say take chocolate , for a hypo , but now we can see chocolate has high amounts of fat , anything containing fat is now known to be slow to absorb into the body , a small tube of hypo stop is a good idea to carry just in case you go too far into the hypo , in that case chocolate would be very slow to work


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