« Last post by hip on September 14, 2016, 03:59:24 pm »
Thank you both for your thoughts. I have been cycling a lot, 550 mile trips, over 1700 miles this year so far so I feel like I'm in good enough condition to do this. I will also be supported most of the time (daughter, wife) so I shouldn't have to carry much. I will have to self-support for a bit, but having done lots of backpacking, I have all the equipment except for a light tent or bivy.
My experience is that riding every day reduces insulin needs, but can increase frequency of changing infusion sites. Carrying lots of cliff bars and fig newtons to deal with hypoglycemia has been effective.
Resupplying insulin should be possible. My endocrinologist will give me written prescriptions to carry and even if I can't get Medicare to cover it, I'll just pay for it.
I guess my worry is how my body will cope with riding day in and day out for so long. In October, we are riding across North Carolina --7 days, 550 miles-- with real mountains so I should get an idea what that will feel like.. My sense is that if I can do this, more will be possible