Thanks to Hank Devos for filming and producing the Connected Across Canada 2010 Trailer! Just wait for the real deal…Coming October 2010!
Check out Hank’s other work: www.hankdevos.com
In early July 2010, the CIM Team embarked on a cross-Canada series of adventures – the first ever ‘Connetced Across Canada’ Summer Tour. Type 1’s from across the country came together to canoe in Ontario, hike in Nova Scotia, swim and cycle in New Brunswick, hike in Alberta and backpack in British Columbia. Together, they tested physical limits and blood sugars, predicted weather patterns and glucose fluctuations and navigated trails, lakes, rivers and insulin adjustments.
They tested their AIC’s on mountain tops, their bg’s in the pouring rain, their pump sites while marmots looked on and gave injections by the light of a headlamp. They faced challenging terrain on the trails and on their CGM graphs, avoided encounters with wildlife as well as serious lows and surrounded themselves by incredible vistas and even better Type 1 companions. They acquired bigger blisters, swam in colder waters and ate more Dex 4, trailmix and sausage than any one of them thought humanly possible… Like fluctuating blood sugars, there were highs and lows, moments of challenge followed by rocky mountain highs. Together, we embarked on a 2-month journey of what we do best; breathing fresh air into diabetes education. It was a summer of adventure, physical challenge, exploration and experiential learning. It was afterall, a summer of connecting in motion.