OK, so my friend and I bought tickets for a wine tour a few weeks back, and since then, I was diagnosed with T1D. Really unfortunate timing (and right before Girl Scout cookie season, too! I mean, c'mon), but I am trying to figure out how to make this work. The wine tour is in 2 weeks and is an all day (10-5) event, where they are shuttling us around to 3 or 4 different wineries, and providing sandwich lunches.
My endo has me on 20u Lantus and mealtime Novolog as needed on a sliding scale. So I'm not bolusing for meals, it's more of a "reactive" approach I guess than preventative (I'm not wild about it, but I guess he's just trying to observe for a few weeks before he sets up a basal/bolus regimen...I hope)
I've done a little experimenting with a glass or 2 already, but mostly have woken up in the middle of the night with mild lows - one time 65, the other 72 (I know it's not technically a low, but it woke me up)
So, how do you guys think I should approach this? I really don't want to miss out - my plan is to bring plenty of low-GI snacks so I'm not drinking on an empty stomach but also not spiking my BG too high, testing every 2 hours or so, and maybe setting an alarm for the middle of the night to wake up and test. Oh and also, taking just one sip of each wine I taste.
Should I go for it, or just sit back and try to enjoy the SoCal wine country scenery while leaving the tasting to my friend? It's also worth mentioning that this particular friend is a nurse practitioner, so that's an added safety bonus, haha.