The girls did awesome on the hike too. This year it was a 10 mile doozy. Actually it wasn't that steep and was a really nice, beautiful walk. We did have a little diabetes faux pas--I didn't want to be dealing with lows during the hike for obvious reasons...it is dangerous. We gave Syd insulin for breakfast and then I figured her basal rate would cover her and she would just munch on snacks throughout the hike and all would be lovely. We were about a mile and a half to our destination point where we were going to eat our lunches before turning around. Sydney just pooped out on us. She wouldn't walk. She was grumpy. She was exhausted. Last year she did this same length of hike and it was much steeper and more intense so I knew she could do this one and knew her issues were blood sugar related. I kept asking her if she felt fine or low throughout the hike and she said she was doing great. She looked fine. I didn't think much of it until she just couldn't go any further. I checked her sugar...564. Hmmm guess my bright idea wasn't so bright. We gave her 3 units of insulin and waited about an hour. By that time her sugars were coming down and I decided to just head back to camp with her. So we only did about 8 miles of the 10 mile hike. But, for the most part, that was our only big blood sugar blunder. The rest of the trip she stayed pretty good. I still feel bad though. I should have checked her more often but she is pretty good at telling me how she is feeling. My bad.
On a more positive note, the weather was great! In the day we played in 80 degree weather. It did get chilly in the nights...dropping down into low 40s/high 30s but we were bundled up in the tent and were just fine. It didn't rain until our last night there and by morning it had stopped. It was wonderful! Anyway, enjoy the pics! We had a blast!
~Syd playing in the river.
~My, my sister Malory and my 15 year old brother Gabe. To give you a reference point, I am about 5'7" or 5'8" ish. He is a giant!
~Morgan giving me a cheesy grin at the lake.
~My hubby is just like a little boy sometime. He loved playing in the sand.
Morgan enjoying some roasted marshmallows before heading into the tent for bed. My brother-in-law Mike is looking so enthused in the background. :-)