It started out as I left my test strips at home, and didn’t have any on me, and frankly couldn’t be bothered riding home in a monsoon type weather to get them. Anyhooo decided that why do I need the things anyhow?! Back in the old days I never had them, they weren’t invented for the first 6 years of my dx so pfft, I’ll make do!
Also thought it might give a bit of a reminder that basically we can deal with all this without any tech at all if necessary and things like CGM, smart watches and the like are just fluff which in many places around the world they’ll never have access too. In many places they have a hard enough time getting insulin let alone test strips and a meter!
Throughout the day so far it’s been fine really. Felt a little low a couple of times but nothing major (I think) and it was close enough to a meal time not to worry about. Haven’t felt high but who knows how that’s been till I have a looksee again in about 4 hours time and my 24hrs are up. I haven’t been running as flexibly as I normally am and keeping diet to set portions like it used to be back in the old days to keep dosing easier (but I have skipped the old school 20g mid morning, mid afternoon, before bed snacks though). It really does make me remember how rigid things used to be back in the old days with inflexibility of meals. I decided to skip training today also so only about 10 miles on a bike so not to drain anything or set off much that will need recharging.
Am really trying to think of why I’m even telling people this. Guess more a case of it’s interesting to live for a short period of time in the shoes of those who don’t have access to the things we take for granted and the freedoms the access to tech we have gives us in choice of diet and exercise. It has been an interesting experiment and if anything reminds me of how I used to do things and that should I ever get stuck I guess it is possible to survive without my tech. But it has made me really feel thankful for what I do have access to.