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Hi.. if my Dr clears that my diabetes n BP is under control with medication and I can manage the dosage for high altitude trek, will this be acceptable to IH for Dayara Bugyal trek?   I'm  61 and in good fitness condition and will submit the treadmill test...   I dont want to register and then find that you have do not clear trekkers with such chronic conditions.  Would really appreciate your input 😃

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Hi Ajay

I'd say don’t let Diabetes come between you and high altitude trekking. I am infact glad that you are planning for a trek and have good fitness 🙂

Since your doctor gave you a green signal, please go ahead and prepare for the trek. Don't worry!

I would like to make a few suggestions for your trek preparation:

>Experience: It is important that you have some experience with heavy exercise. This means that you need to prepare yourself physically by working out and pushing your body limits. Start with smaller 1-2 days treks around your house to give you an idea of what to expect on longer treks.

>Medication: Carry twice the amount of medication required. 

>Practice: Try changing your diet a little bit a few days before coming on the trek. See how your body is reacting to it.

At Indiahikes, all trek leaders are medically trained. They will take all the precautions required. The moment you reach the basecamp, keep your trek leader informed about your health and keep them updated on how you feel each day of the trek. That will help us to take better care of you.

You can go through how to trek with diabetes in detail from here: 

https://indiahikes.com/trekking-with-diabetes-heres-what-you-should-know

 

 

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On 10/25/2022 at 11:42 PM, Nandana said:

Hi Ajay

I'd say don’t let Diabetes come between you and high altitude trekking. I am infact glad that you are planning for a trek and have good fitness 🙂

Since your doctor gave you a green signal, please go ahead and prepare for the trek. Don't worry!

I would like to make a few suggestions for your trek preparation:

>Experience: It is important that you have some experience with heavy exercise. This means that you need to prepare yourself physically by working out and pushing your body limits. Start with smaller 1-2 days treks around your house to give you an idea of what to expect on longer treks.

>Medication: Carry twice the amount of medication required. 

>Practice: Try changing your diet a little bit a few days before coming on the trek. See how your body is reacting to it.

At Indiahikes, all trek leaders are medically trained. They will take all the precautions required. The moment you reach the basecamp, keep your trek leader informed about your health and keep them updated on how you feel each day of the trek. That will help us to take better care of you.

You can go through how to trek with diabetes in detail from here: 

https://indiahikes.com/trekking-with-diabetes-heres-what-you-should-know

 

 

Thank you for your very encoraging reply.. I've already started implementing your reccomendations..  See you end March 😃 👍

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