To be blunt, some people will take on extreme adventures regardless of their ability to manage diabetes and few friends or professionals will understand those challenges. Even fewer will have the experience to instruct.
We at ICD have worked hard and collaborated with many in the industry to discuss problems, develop strategies and put them to the test! We go into our group programs with confidence and make it safe and easy to pick up skills a heck of a lot faster than you might on your own. But sadly you might not pick them up on your own.
Thus our adventures are wide and diverse with extreme distances of hiking, running, skiing, biking, adventure races, swimming, canoeing and frigid winter overnights in hand made snow caves are a survival issue for anyone, not just a concern for someone carrying their insulin outside their pancreas.
But it doesn’t stop there, as we also try exhilarating experiences as a group to discern how they effect our sugars like a day at the roller coasters, hang gliding, or racing face first hitting speeds upwards of 100km/hr down an ice-luge in a sport called “the skeleton”.
These are just a taste of our adventures and many have tried these with us by going completely outside their comfort zones after developing a trust in ICD that empowered them to reach for more.
The beauty of this program is that its benefits doesn’t just stop at this one adventure. If we are successful in learning how to manage diabetes in the midst of all these other challenging elements, it greatly increases the chances we will be able to stand up to the regular barrage we encounter in our daily lives. Thus we invest a lot of our resources to making these programs available to all with T1D.