This weekend I participated in a 5k mud run in my city to benefit the local gym/fitness center. Myself and several coworkers signed up to do it together, and I received permission for my husband to follow us through the course to monitor my blood sugar via my Dexcom.
My coworkers and I all decided to do the course together so we could encourage and help each other. We made a point of NOT running and taking the course at our pace. And we had SO much fun!
Allen stayed close the whole time, watching my Dexcom receiver like a hawk. I had disconnected from my pump entirely 15 minutes before the event started when I was at 147. I hung steady through almost the entire thing and ended two hours later at 130 with no insulin and no carbs. I’m so grateful that he walked the entire 3 miles with us – he was such a trooper! And also took a lot of these photos.
I was so afraid that I wouldn’t be able to have fun doing this because of my type 1 diabetes but it was barely a speck in the back of my mind the entire time.
However I do want to put it on record that it would have been insanely difficult to do this without my husband with me. I had quadruple taped my dexcom sensor onto my skin but I would have had nowhere to put my receiver, or my test strips, or any juice boxes or smarties. I’m grateful that the event coordinators were accommodating and gave us no trouble.