I feel this way when I go to the gym too.
I bring a gatorade with me to the gym, but it seems like everybody at my gym is a health nut that doesn’t eat sugar. They’ve got all the fancy $5-$10 muscle-milk type drinks for AFTER their run.
I can see them thinking, “What’s the point in working out if you’re going to have any of that god-awful sugar-filled gatorade while you do it???”
Obviously I try to avoid the gatorade… but it needs to be there.
The key is to ditch the car No, but really. It’s awesome to live in a place where you don’t need one. I walk and metro everywhere, and if I start dropping low, I can just have a little gatorade as I walk. No planning necessary. Because I walk often and consistently, lows don’t happen as often as you’d expect. I think long-acting insulin handles walking a bit better than short-acting basal does too. My basal is likely a bit lower than it would be if I had a more sedentary life.
I had some annoying lows when I used to have a car, but my targets were set higher. I feel like I felt my lows sooner than I do now (unless I was asleep…).
I wonder if you could have a few nuts or some kind of fat/protein 15 min before you hike up the hill so you can avoid the low?