- Percentage of my luggage taken up by diabetes supplies & equipment: 25%
- Items confiscated by London Security: 1 bottle of contact lense solution
- # of times I was questioned by security about my insulin, pump, syringes or other equipment: ZERO
- # of days I exercised on vacation: Walked & biked a million miles each day!
- # of times I checked my blood sugar a day: 10
- Instances of low blood sugar: 2
- Amount of yummy food we ate: Enough to feed a football team for a month.
- # of pounds gained: -1 (thanks to the exercise!)
- # of people who tried to pick pocket us: At least 3
- Souvenirs: Flat, brown, knee-high leather boots (They're all the rage. On any given day, about 40% of Amsterdam's women wore them with skinny jeans.)
- Percentage of Dutch people we met who were friendly: 100%
- Hours spent on the flight home throwing up from bad Chinese food: 3
- Hours spent not eating after getting sick: 7
- What my blood sugar did because of it: Skyrocketed to 300
- Items confiscated at US Customs: 1 bag of tulip bulbs (blue)
All in all it was a fabulous trip, except for the flight home. I felt very prepared to handle any diabetes-related situation that might arise, and had virtually no problems. I arrived home just as healthy as when I left.