7.3.15

4 Tips To Prevent A 4th Of July Explosion

4th of July

WOOHOO – We’re rolling into the holiday weekend! As PWDs are packing their suitcases full of supplies for the road trip to the lake – don’t forget how easy it is to become a shitshow at a pool party or in-laws lake house. Speaking from experience, I want to save you some embarrassment so I’ve put together a list of things you can do to prevent being the crazy “intoxicated/low BG” person at the 4th of July picnic.

  1. Don’t set yourself on fire – The low BG person might feel like a super hero and insist on lighting the $2,300 mountain of explosives. Check you BG before you set the neighborhood on fire.
  2. Hydrate – Start now! Coconut water is always in my overnight travel bag.
  3. Alcohol to Water Ratio – I need to tattoo this on my arm to remember – One alcoholic beverage to one 8oz. glass of H2O.
  4. Wear Sunscreen – Sunburns are bad for everyone so lather up on a regular basis while in the sun.

Cheers to kicking off a wonderful and eventful 4th of July weekend. There is no reason the “betes” should prevent you from dominating beer pong, splashing your family with a killer cannon ball or enjoying a few too any holiday side dishes. You got this – just stay on top of your numbers and don’t be afraid to ask for help should the sun or a low BG take away your ability to think rationally.

Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. 21 days after her eighth birthday, she was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she spent two weeks learning how to live life with Type 1 diabetes. She has embraced the thought of being a #walkingscienceproject and hopes to score an A+ for her efforts to maintain a stable BG while living life to the fullest - whatever that means.

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