Sometimes things happen that we can not plan for, and in the past weeks we've had our share of unexpected events.
One half of our team (Gina) is a type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetic, and we try to prepare for all eventualities while travelling. Unfortunately though on a recent bus journey Gina suffered a hypoglycemic attack. This occurs when the sugar in the blood drops to an extremely low level, which in this case resulted in a seizure. It was necessary to inject glucagon a hormone that stimulates the liver to release stored glucose into the bloodstream.
The extreme circumstances of the situation meant that a hospital trip was in order for a thorough check up, followed by a few days recuperation.
It is worth reiterating that this was an extreme situation, and a rare occurrence. The advent of novel technologies in recent years have made it increasingly easy to monitor and control blood sugars as a diabetic. The ability to record blood sugars on mobile apps, readily transport insulin and access information online makes travelling a lot more straightforward.