Travel with Type 1 diabetes
My European adventure continues! See my latest travel updates and diabetes experiences below. (If you're new to 70-130, you can start at Day 1.)
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.
ICY FJORD, NO AURORA
DAY 125 — Today we walked around Trondheim, Norway a little, as Masayo shopped for yarn and we scoped out places to find a cheap (for Norway) dinner. In the evening a big snowstorm moved in before we attempted to catch the Northern Lights outside of town.
ADRIATIC TO ARCTIC
DAY 124 — It was a long day of traveling to day, to the final country on our trip: Norway. We flew through London and Oslo, and my BGs didn't get high all day. Everything else went very smoothly, too, though we were exhausted by the time we arrived.
DAY 123 — You can walk around the top of the town walls in Dubrovnik and get views across Old Town and the Adriatic Sea. We did that, and my 5 BG checks weren't great but followed a weird pattern.
OLD TOWN STROLL
DAY 122 — After yesterday we wanted to relax, and just walked around Old Town in Dubrovnik a little, but mostly relaxed and finalized our plans for Norway. My BG was too high all day, perhaps a result of my not doing anything.
SRĐ WITH JELENA
DAY 121 — We met up with my friend Jelena, who is from Croatia but lives in Japan. She happened to be in Dubrovnik at the moment, and she showed us Mount Srđ and hiked up with us. My BG was pretty excellent all day despite the exercise.
DAY 120 — While planning our route out of Europe and back to the US, Masayo and I decided to first go back to Croatia to see Dubrovnik, which was close to where we were. It's a simple bus ride there, and my BG was pretty good most of the day.
CAKE, FISH AND WINE
DAY 119 — After climbing the hill all afternoon yesterday, Masayo and I kept it quiet today. Kotor was quieter too; the wind was gone, and we walked around Old Town before having some more delicious fresh grilled fish (and wine).
DAY 118 — Day 118 was a good one: despite all the wine I had last night, I managed my BG through a long, steep climb up the hill to see the UNESCO-inscribed fortifications of Kotor.
A COLD, SLICING WIND
DAY 117 — Today was a travel day again, from Podgorica up to the UNESCO World Heritage Bay of Kotor area. Our host was amazingly friendly and gracious, and my BGs were neither super high nor low enough.