Intrepid Tales on Insulin

Type 1 life adventures

Hanging Rock vs Daffodil Parade (SiSS, Episode 3)

The gates to the Rock were padlocked.  The barbed wire and my leaping capacity were united in opposition.  We had Boxing Day Sale anticipation but the ranger was on Sunday … Continue reading

16/09/2013 · 1 Comment

Heritage River and Whipstick Loops, Blackwood (SiSS, Episode 2)

I turned the volume down on the basal insulin a couple of nights ago so that I can better manage this hiking business, like the 14km ramble at Blackwood yesterday. … Continue reading

09/09/2013

Macedon Regional Park (SiSS Episode1)

Insulin was off the menu for most of today. Within 45 minutes of scoffing breakfast I was taking the first active steps of this 16 month intrepid adventure. There was … Continue reading

01/09/2013 · 7 Comments

River vs Insulin

A stroll (at pace) along the local Campaspe River is a daily must do.  It’s not exactly strenuous but it’s about where I’m at until the iron transfusion gives me … Continue reading

27/08/2013

Nitmiluk Experience

Five days of hiking and we’d not encountered a single person. The wilderness spell enhancing the taste of the powdered-milk tea was good to last one final cup as we … Continue reading

24/08/2013 · 2 Comments

Drinking Wine to Eat Dessert

I was too scared to imbibe for the first six months after my T1 diagnosis.  All that reading about how bad hypos mimic drunkenness had me a little uptight. In … Continue reading

22/08/2013

Nightmare Calm at Dunlop Swamp

The long, slim meme arms slide in from behind the tent to pin me down at the shoulders.  My legs kick furiously as I struggle desperately to call out to … Continue reading

16/08/2013 · 2 Comments