The idea of traveling with diabetes can feel overwhelming.
If you have diabetes, or you care for someone with diabetes, you may be hesitant to travel – particularly if your diagnosis is new. However, it can be done – and done well.
There is no reason why diabetes should keep you or a loved one from traveling.
It does require some planning and preparation. At times a new environment or new foods may seem stressful. Even the weather can affect blood sugars. But the more you learn about yourself as a diabetic in both familiar and unfamiliar surroundings, the more you will enjoy travel.
Not sure where to begin?
We’ve created a comprehensive guide for you of things to consider when traveling with diabetes.
Please note: This document is not medical advice. Consult with your physician for medical advice.
Traveling With Diabetes – The DiapointME Guide
In the DiapointME guide to traveling with diabetes, you’ll find intelligent advice from someone who’s been there…a lot. My son, my partner and I travel regularly as a family and we’ve done so since my son was very young.
So we’ve packaged together our best advice on:
- Traveling with prescription medication
- What to eat (including airline meals)
- What to pack (including emergency and extra supplies)
- How to be prepared for blood-sugar lows
- Self-care during your trip
- Handy diabetes-friendly travel products and equipment
- And more.
Have you done some travel recently? What are your best tips for traveling with diabetes?