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Offline RussSeaton

Re: biking across america with diabetes
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2009, 09:27:58 am »
I currently use a Omnipod diabetes management system and was hoping if I told them I was talking their system cross-country, they might help with finances.

Omnipod sponsors Team Type 1.  They have quite a bit of experience with bicyclists using their pump during stage races and on team RAAM.  Team Type 1 won team RAAM the past couple years.  Omnipod has been out for a couple years now.  So its unlikely you would be anywhere near the first recreational rider using their product on a long ride.

Offline kemmett

Re: biking across america with diabetes
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2009, 09:33:42 am »
I realize this, but it never hurts to ask.  If one were to inquire to the point of near harassment who knows what could happen.

Offline Annalisa

Re: biking across america with diabetes
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2009, 03:17:14 pm »
Kemmitt;
i dont know what this westinghouse is saying and havnt bothered to continue reading it frankly.
im 17 and was just diagnosed with t1d last month.  since then i havnt been bike touring yet - but this summer I biked across the country from Seattle to New York on the northern tier.

i really dont think food is that big of a problem even in the middle of no where.  at least on my trip -  the longest distance we went without a town was about 50 miles and in those conditions - you would stock yourself with high carb and sugar foods.

what route are you taking?  i would be glad to answer any questions :)
have fun!!
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Offline kemmett

Re: biking across america with diabetes
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2009, 01:53:27 pm »
Hey Annalisa,

Im sorry to hear about your diagnosis.  I was bummed when I was first diagnosed at 21, but now at 24 managing seems like second nature.  I didn't believe that when when I was first diagnosed, but its true.  The tech coming out to manage this disease it great and only getting better.  I digress.  The route I am taking will be from Manchester, NH to Astoria, OR.  I believe it rounds out to about 4000 miles even.

I don't use syringes anymore, but an insulin pump.  Do you think this will be an advantage/disadvantage?  I know you haven't had diabetes long but any advice would help.  Again, best of luck with your T1 D, any questions you may have about it, feel free to ask.

Offline BikingViking

Re: biking across america with diabetes
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2009, 03:55:46 pm »
Kemmet,
I have only one bit of advice and from what I am reading the best bit of advice. Seek out a Certified Diabetes Educator. These people are board certified and next to a doctor have the best information concering type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Don't rely on internet advice, support groups and hearsay, talk to an expert and your trip will be very enjoyable.