I am a type 1 diabetic planning on riding Ragbrai for the first time this year *(if I get selected). My MD is working with me to find the best solution to make it through the ride without problems. Anyone have any suggestions? I am on an insulin pump. I currently decrease my basal rate by 50% for an hour before when I bike until an hour after I bike, carry glucose tabs or other snacks. How often do you check? How often do you Stop to eat? How long do you decrease basal rates for? I will take any suggestions you have.