20 Things a Diabetic Needs to Do Before and During Travel

10. Consider Getting a Sensor

Sensors are still relatively new on the market, but they are awesome. You can wear one on your arm or belly and it will monitor your blood sugar (with a certain amount of inaccuracy) constantly. If you spike high or start dropping low, it will send an alert to your insulin pump or your phone. Talk to your doctor to find out if this might be a good safeguard during your trip.

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11. Monitor Sugars Closely During Travel

Travel always makes my sugars almost unpredictable, between the stress of getting through security and the inevitable unexpected exercise when you have to run to a gate. Check your sugars often, especially if you aren’t a regular traveler.

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12. Always, Always, ALWAYS Carry a Snack

Travel is nothing if not flexible, which means your regular meals could be thrown off, you might be exercising more than normal, or the general excitement might send your sugars spiraling. Sometimes you just plain won’t have access to food. Carry sugar tablets and/or snacks on your person at all times. (I can’t tell you how often my sister or I have almost had a disaster halfway through a hike to an Italian village or at the entrance to a castle. Speaking of…)

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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.