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Travelling as a diabetic

No diabetes topics? Questions/thoughts.
9 years ago, January 1st 2013 No: 1 Msg: #164819  
Did a search in the forums for Diabetes, diabetics, insulin, etc and found no topics on the subject. Strange; I think maybe I'm doing something wrong? Anyway, just wanted to get some thoughts and information on traveling long periods of time; up to months at a time (throughout the US and Canada) and how people with Diabetes deal with keeping insulin cool, resupplies, refills, etc. Any thoughts about this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Reply to this

9 years ago, January 5th 2013 No: 2 Msg: #164899  
Hi Bobby! Welcome to Travelblog.

Searching the forums can be hit or miss 😊 But I did find these topics for you:

Diabetic going traveling
Traveling with needles for medical purposes

Having counseled individuals with diabetes as a dietitian, I would say, "Go forth and travel!" There is no reason why diabetes should hold you back from a prolonged journey, provided you are prepared, and check your BG regularly. Be particularly aware of time zone so that you can time your injections accurately.

Insulin shouldn't be exposed to extreme temperature changes, but does not necessarily need to be refrigerated. Travel packs for insulin exist on the market, which work well in most situations (in others, like the American Southwest in the summer, a cooler may be more appropriate). If you're traveling in the US, having your prescription on file at a national pharmacy chain (RiteAid, Walgreens) can make it easier to get refills on the road.

If you're flying throughout or to the US, the ADA has some good tips:
American Diabetes Association: Airline Travel & Diabetes

Just a few of my thoughts. Hopefully others can share their personal experiences! Reply to this

9 years ago, January 5th 2013 No: 3 Msg: #164902  
wow, awesome... thanks. Reply to this

9 years ago, February 2nd 2013 No: 4 Msg: #165855  
I am a diabetic and have been travelling for 10 years.

I am happy to answer any questions, you can visit my blog http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Hobsausage/

and I also have a new book out called "The Adventures of a Hard-up, Diabetic Traveller with a Corn Flake Problem"

available as an e-book on amazon.


Hope this helps Reply to this

9 years ago, March 17th 2013 No: 5 Msg: #167428  
These things are useful.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/cooling-insulin-travel-wallet--LARGE/dp/B001LNWELI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363511116&sr=8-1 Reply to this

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