The Dance


I have always felt that the dance it takes to control BG's has always been the age old fight between good and evil. You all know the story....sometimes you are the fly and sometimes you are the windshield.

As a general aviation pilot I am very careful where my BG's are due to the fact I don't want to hit the big green thing.....aka, earth.

And the FAA makes it easy for me because they require me to be between 100 and 300 before and during the flight. I also have to check each hour during the flight to maintain the spread. They additionally inserted a little aside stating, if I am under 100 I need to have something with me to raise my BG and if my BG is over 300 I need to land and at closest airport.

All in all it is not too difficult to stay legal because the thrill of flying far outweighs the requirements.

God Bless,



Joe - I sort of wish I had a job that had restrictions like this. I would make me even more vigilant. Perhaps I should learn to fly? - Nicole



Interesting set of rules. They’d actually be useful to follow when driving, though I’m surprised by the 300 value as the upper limit.

When I’m driving long distance (more than 2 hours) I like to start in the range 110-180 and test every hour or so. My wife likes the Dexcom, because she can ‘test’ my blood sugar without having to grab hold of my hand.

It all works fairly well and beats the unexpected lows I’ve had in the past after 90+ minutes of driving.


This is really awesome! I had no idea you could fly diabetic. I’m glad you’ve got a system in place that allows you to keep in the skys.