Traveling with Type 1 diabetes
My European adventure is finished! After 131 days and 18 countries, I am now back in the US visiting my family. Read about my travels through Eastern, Central and Southern Europe, along with information about how I handled diabetes in each place, here.
The trip was great! I learned a lot about keeping blood sugar in check through the unknown foods, stressful schedules, and amazing places I visited. I hope you enjoy the travelogue!
DAY 131 — The European trip over, Masayo and I flew from Bodø, Norway to Atlanta, Georgia on a series of three flights that took all day. My BG lingered in the 190s most of the day, but that's not bad for a day of no sleep and long flights and no exercise.
DAY 130 — Today was the final day of the long Europe trip for us. I went to the top of a hill on the edge of Bodø, Norway to see the view, and then we finally saw the Northern Lights late in the evening. A perfect way to end the voyage!
CABIN FEVER IN BODØ
DAY 129 — We managed to stay inside the hotel all day today, only leaving for a short walk in the evening. The free meals and the fast wifi made it a nice day of indulging ourselves in a total lack of activity. My BGs were alternately low and high most of the day.
NEW LANTUS PENS
DAY 128 — We spent today walking a little bit around Bodø, seeing the cathedral and the views over the water. I also managed to buy some Lantus pens without a doctor's visit from a sympathetic pharmacist.
DAY 127 — We took a 10-hour train from Trondheim up to Bodø, above the Arctic Circle, today. My BGs were too high most of the day, but the trip itself was remarkable — deep snow and frozen rivers and unbelievable scenery almost the entire way.
DAY 126 — Our last day in Trondheim, Norway was spent seeing the river in Trondheim and taking the town's tram out to its endpoint, Lian. The snow was deep, and later, the dinner was expensive but tasty. I had a terrible BG after dinner thanks to an ill-timed nap.
See all articles about the Europe 2014-2015 trip here →