Backpacking with Diabetes: Can You Do It? | Tips for Type 1 Diabetics

Backpacking with Diabetes: Can You Do It? | Tips for Type 1 Diabetics
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Backpacking with Diabetes: Can You Do It? | Tips for Type 1 Diabetics

Adventure Awaits! Backpacking with Diabetes – Type 1 Tips Unveiled. Conquer the Wild, Defy the Odds! 🏕️🩸 #DiabetesWarrior

Backpacking with Diabetes: Can You Do It? | Tips for Type 1 Diabetics

I’m excited to start the first series on the this channel focused on Backpacking with Diabetes!
For me, I learned from my failures…and there were some BIG ones! What was the primary cause? My mindset towards being a #type1diabetic.
In this video we take a look at a couple examples from my own experience that perfectly highlight just how powerfully your mindset can affect your freedom and ability to backpack with diabetes.
Thanks for watching!

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Medtronic 770G Insulin Pump
Bayer Contour Next Link


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  1. Robert Hughes

    Thanks for making this inspiring video!

  2. Megan Wrentz

    So grateful I came across your channel, Parker. These videos are great & such an answered prayer for someone desiring to go on multi-day backpacking trips with type 1. Do you have any videos or resources specifically about how you trained for the Yosemite trip you mentioned?

  3. Jacob Rollason

    Hey mate, thanks for sharing your story. I can definitely relate to the resentment of type 1 and trying to go about life as if it was still normal. Even though i've had it for a short six years only within the last two have i started to take it seriously, having switched to the pump was a life saver and i finally have the confidence to try something like this. Cant wait to catch up on the rest of the series and thanks for the motivation.

  4. Diabetic in the Wild

    Great editing and storytelling brother.

  5. Jonathan Dover

    Thank you for sharing your journey! Hearing you tell the story of going out on a multiday trip without bringing your meter so fearlessly was really an eye opener for me. I think most diabetics have had to deal with the shame involved with not taking care of themselves at one point or another. I just recently was able to make the shift from ignoring and running from my diabetes to managing, and I think the biggest road block for me was the shame involved in having to admit I wasn't taking care of myself. It was so much easier to just lie to my doctor than be honest about what was happening. Thank you for your openness in sharing your growth, it really is inspirational.

    I grew up in the outdoors, but never really connected to it. I've been very disconnected from nature for most of my life, my recent spiritual awaking has shifted that mindset. I am planning on getting into backpacking to reconnect with the hopes to one day do a trip internationally. I wasn't sure if any of that was realistic with my condition. Good thing I found you..

    Much love..

  6. cath dodd

    Am looking at motorbiking across USA for a couple of months so am looking for a reliable cooling system without refrigeration. Could you reccommend something?

  7. Brenda R.

    Thank you for doing this and sharing your diabetes adventures. I have been type 1 since 10 years old and am now 61 so for 51 years I have dealt with this. I started hiking in 2014 and am going to go for my first real backpacking trip over Memorial Day weekend. I have been on a pump since 1992 and it has made all of the difference in the world. I have done an overnight trip before but this will be the first 3 day trip. So excited you are doing this channel.

  8. cf

    Your body must make some residual insulin. To be able to have no meter and not pass out? Not get dka? your type 1 must not be as complicated.

  9. OriginalPastaMan

    After watching this, I might consider finally getting a pump. Currently use a libre and needles and I've had an A1c of low 9's to high 8's. Obviously not great but not complete shit either. Always concerned with lows as my numbers swing throughout the day every day and get anxious about my numbers when I go to bed. – I always wanted to do something like be a soldier until I got diagnosed with type 1 when I was 18. I'm 25 now and I've gotten real tired of the constant bullshit my diabetes brings to me. I would love nothing more than to be able to go out and do whatever I want without much worry about my diabetes because I have control over it. – Thanks for the video.

  10. Lyndsey Johnson

    “I didn’t bring my meter” my second hand anxiety shot through the roof lol. Beautiful photos and wonderful story — also loving that orange font 😄

  11. devilshark500

    Thanks for the great video! I’m in shock that you went hiking w/o your meter. Scary stuff lol

    Glad you made it out alright and have taken control of your diabetes!

  12. draketdraco

    I'm a 2
    And thanks for sharing your journey 🙏

  13. Parker Franklin

    You are a fantastic story teller, educator, and producer! I'm super excited for this series and I don't even have type 1 diabetes, it's fascinating to learn more about it!

  14. Dyre España

    Nice Video! Thanks for uploading. Can't wait to see more content 😊

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