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Travel tips for people with diabetes

Travel tips for people with diabetes

Planning daily activities for a diabetic by itself is an arduous task. When it comes to travelling, it definitely disturbs your diabetic care routine. Here are a few tips which may help you have a safe travel.


Keep things that are required handy. Make sure your diabetic supplies are easily accessible. If you're flying, make sure these supplies are included in your cabin luggage as the check-in baggage may be exposed to extreme climatic conditions which may spoil insulin and the glucometer. Do not use a freezer to store insulin, opt for a cooler instead, irrespective of the mode of travel.
Try sticking to your schedule. While travelling, most diabetics skip or forget about their diabetes care schedule. Pack extra snacks so that you can use it in case there is a need.
Carry a note from your doctor. In case you are travelling alone, carry a note from the doctor stating you are diabetic and that you need to carry the prescribed medicines with you at all times.
Inform the airport security officer. When flying, pack your diabetic medicines and liquids in a separate cover so that the screeners can easily separate the diabetic medications from the rest.
Be prepared for low glucose levels. Pack a few glucose tablets so that you can take them when your sugar levels are alarmingly low.
Carry enough supplies. If you have planned to stay at a place for a week, carry your medications for twice as much time as you intend to stay. Make sure you have back up for the other requirements like the glucometer etc.
Test your blood sugar regularly. Travelling disturbs your diabetic care routine to quite an extent. Blood sugar levels vary because of lack of physical activity.
Stretch a little. While travelling long distances, make sure you get up from your place and move around hourly once or at least stretch a little so that the chances of blood clots which are usually high in diabetics is reduced.
Maintain a record of emergency contact numbers with you always.