I’m glad to be home, but had a wonderful experience in China. It is such a blessing to bring smiles to the children’s faces. I’m happy to say my blood sugars were great, and I loved traveling with Louise (my Dexcom). This was my first big trip with her, and it was so nice to be able to check it frequently. I checked her when I was on top of the Great Wall, and after viewing the steep downward trend, I decided to eat a snack and turn off my basal (I had already put it down to 1/2). I should’ve kept it down overnight though, as I found myself at 46, but that was the only real low I had the whole time. The frio worked great at keeping the insulin cool too. It was so humid there that even when I didn’t have insulin in it, it never dried up.
While the trip was nice, it was so good to see my kids again. While leaving the orphanage, with tears running down all our faces, the nannies and some of the kids kept saying “see you next year (this was my second summer in a row there).” I cannot commit to that yet, but my heart will be there regardless.