Twenty miles a day on the bike and eight or ten hour days at work have been messing with my diabetes however. I have had my CGM on since July first which has been a huge help when it comes to my blood sugar. I have been slightly dehydrated and I will have a low feeling but my CGM will give me a number that isn't close to being low. That lets me know that I need water and need to get hydrated immediately. I have also been looking at my CGM each evening to see where I may need to make some tweaks to my basal rates.
I have also been testing my blood sugar a lot more to make sure my CGM is calibrated properly and to know for sure what my blood sugar is. I have longer rides planned for this weekend and to be safe I will be sure to stop and test more than I should. Eating properly and getting the proper amount of calories, fat and carbohydrates are key as I try to be on the bike for 27 out of 31 days in July. I'm feeling strong and for the first time since I began my make shift tours (started in 2010) I really believe that I will be able to finish and put up a rather respectable number at the end of the month. I'm sure that sounds weird seeing that we are only seven days in to July but like a long bike race you know how it is going to play out early on. If the early stages are painful and challenging it will be difficult, but I'm doing great mentally and physically. Twenty-four more days to go and I'm looking forward to each and every day!!