Traveling With Diabetes Doe Not Need To Be A Hassle
Your diabetes travel experiences can be wonderful with a little planning. When you are traveling with diabetes a little planning can relieve your stress tremendously. These 5 diabetes travel tips may make your next trip a success.
1) Get a check up before traveling with diabetes. See your doctor before you leave. A pre diabetes travel check up is especially important if you are going to be traveling outside of your home country. Make sure that you have had a recent HbA1C and that your blood pressure is under control.
Make sure your doctor gives you a letter saying what medications you are on and what supplies you might have with you. This will be important in case there are any questions at security check points. Make sure you have enough medication to last longer than your trip in case there are any delays. You may also want to bring an extra prescription in case of lost medication
2) Where a medical ID bracelet that states you are diabetic. If you are going out of your home country, a bracelet that states you are a diabetic in the local language would be ideal. You do not want any medical problems because someone could not read your medical ID.
3) Keep all of your medication and diabetic snacks in your carry on bag. Your bag can get lost, so you will want to keep it with you at all times. You will need to make sure that you pack not only your medication, but your testing supplies, foods to combat hypoglycemia for your diabetes travel. It is also a good idea to keep your medication in its original packaging. This can prevent a misunderstanding as to why you are caring syringes or insulin
4) Keep your medication in its original box, complete with pharmacy labels. It will prevent misunderstandings about why you are carrying drugs and, if you are on insulin, syringes.
5) Be aware of time zone changes, especially when altering your watch. Remember when you travel east your day becomes shorter; if you travel west your day becomes longer. You may need to alter the timings of your medication.
Traveling need not be traumatic. A sensible attitude and a bit of pre-travel planning can make things go far more smoothly.