What Do You Need to Consider When Traveling with Diabetes
People with diabetes can travel all over the world-diabetes is no barrier. Make the right preparations and you should be able to minimize any potential problems. Then, what do you need to consider when traveling with diabetes?
Here let’s talk about things to check before you go and packing for your trip.
1. Things to check before you go
Carry diabetes ID and a letter from your GP, which says you have diabetes and the medications you need to treat it if you are taking insulin or an injectable medication.
Take twice the quantity of medical supplies you would normally use for your diabetes
Find out where you can get supplies of insulin at your destination, in case of emergency. Contact your insulin manufacturer before the trip to see if your insulin is supplied in the country when you are travelling to.
Flights often cross time zones. If you treat your diabetes with medication or insulin, it is important to check with your diabetes care team. If you need to make any changes to your regime, be mindful that a hot or cold climate may affect how your insulin and blood glucose monitor work.
Buy travel insurance.
2. Packing for your trip
Split your diabetes supplies in separate bags
Make sure you have some diabetes supplies in your hand language in case your bags get lost.
Pack some extra snacks in case of delay with your journey
Make sure you have all your diabetes medication and equipment packed.
If you are carrying syringes and insulin on your flight, you need to take a letter from your doctor.
In some countries, blood glucose is measured in milligrams per 100 millilitres.
The above are some tips for people when traveling with diabetes. If you still have any question, you can leave a message below or consult our online doctor directly.
***Please seek professional medical advise for the diagnosis or treatment of any ailment, disease or medical condition. This article is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a licensed medical professional.***