Thank you for the responses.
However I cannot see why a T1 or T2 would require more or less test strips depending on what type of diabetes you have. A T2 might require more. I know in my case my resistance changes with the seasons, stress levels and activity.
Another issue is dehydration. I tend to dehydrate very quickly in heat, followed by drinking much water
and then the unstoppable urination. At that time your electrolytes are shot going from hyper to hypo.
At this time you feel, like you went 12 rounds with an angry Tyson, while your hands are tied. If you are lucky your blood sugar should be relatively stable, but in my case I am now also Hypoglycemic and crashing hard, these conditions will happen in a span of 15 minutes.
Given that the sailboat might my need my attention at that very moment, it is imperative that I maintain complete control over my condition.
Yes testing is important, but very much so, when conditions are changing, you need to adapt before things get out of hand. You need to balance your activities to the caloric intake, insulin, peak effect time and when your sugars are being released (carbs, vs sugars) in your blood stream.
Unfortunately I have no way of testing electrolytes, but you will know it when it happens. Other conditions may arise depending on body type, physical condition and metabolic rate.