Why Travel Doesn’t Have to be Stressful When You’re a Diabetic

Being​ ​diabetic​ ​doesn’t​ ​mean​ ​that​ ​you​ ​can’t​ ​enjoy​ ​and​ ​relax​ ​on​ ​your​ ​holiday.​ ​Below​ ​are​ ​some​ ​helpful​ ​hints​ ​and​ ​tips​ ​to ensure​ ​you​ ​can​ ​travel​ ​without​ ​stress​ ​whilst​ ​attending​ ​to​ ​the​ ​many​ ​important​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​being​ ​diabetic.

1.​ ​Plan​ ​in​ ​advance.

Start​ ​formulating​ ​a​ ​list​ ​of​ ​all​ ​your​ ​diabetic​ ​medication​ ​and​ ​supplies​ ​such​ ​as​ ​insulin,​ ​syringes,​ ​glucometer​ ​and​ ​glucose tablets,​ ​in​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​other​ ​necessities​ ​such​ ​as​ ​pain​ ​relief​ ​tablets.​ ​Be​ ​aware​ ​that​ ​some​ ​destinations​ ​may​ ​have​ ​limited or​ ​no​ ​supplies​ ​available,​ ​so​ ​it​ ​is​ ​crucial​ ​you​ ​pack​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​last​ ​the​ ​duration​ ​of​ ​your​ ​trip.

2.​ ​Bring​ ​double​ ​the​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​medications​ ​and​ ​diabetic​ ​supplies​ ​you​ ​need.

Building​ ​on​ ​the​ ​previous​ ​tip,​ ​extra​ ​supplies​ ​will​ ​come​ ​in​ ​handy​ ​and​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​buffer​ ​if​ ​you​ ​decide​ ​to​ ​stay​ ​for​ ​longer or​ ​accidentally​ ​misplace​ ​or​ ​damage​ ​your​ ​supplies.

3.​ ​Use​ ​a​ ​durable​ ​and​ ​light​ ​insulin​ ​carry-on​ ​bag​ ​to​ ​store​ ​your​ ​medication​ ​and​ ​supplies.

Make​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​pack​ ​a​ ​sturdy​ ​case​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​all​ ​of​ ​your​ ​diabetic​ ​essentials​ ​safe​ ​and​ ​organised,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​waste​ ​disposal​ ​unit, such​ ​as​ ​the​ ​MySharps​ ​pocket​ ​container,​ ​to​ ​store​ ​your​ ​used​ ​syringes​ ​and​ ​other​ ​used​ ​supplies.​ ​Including​ ​a​ ​pack​ ​of alchol​ ​wipes​ ​will​ ​also​ ​come​ ​in​ ​handy,​ ​as​ ​being​ ​on​ ​the​ ​go​ ​can​ ​mean​ ​you​ ​have​ ​less​ ​opportunities​ ​to​ ​wash​ ​your​ ​hands before​ ​testing​ ​your​ ​blood​ ​glucose​ ​levels.​ ​Diabete-ezy​ ​​Test-wipes,​ ​for​ ​instance,​ ​are​ ​made​ ​from​ ​hospital​ ​grade,​ ​alcohol free​ ​ingredients​ ​and​ ​are​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​remove​ ​any​ ​impurities​ ​from​ ​the​ ​fingertip​ ​safely​ ​and​ ​effectively,​ ​and​ ​are​ ​small enough​ ​to​ ​take​ ​with​ ​you​ ​on​ ​your​ ​travels.

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4.​ ​Become​ ​familiar​ ​with​ ​the​ ​destination.

It​ ​is​ ​important​ ​to​ ​check​ ​what​ ​the​ ​weather​ ​will​ ​be​ ​like​ ​before​ ​you​ ​jet​ ​off,​ ​as​ ​it​ ​may​ ​mean​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​take​ ​cooling cases​ ​for​ ​your​ ​insulin!​ ​You​ ​may​ ​also​ ​need​ ​additional​ ​supplies​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​not​ ​in​ ​close​ ​proximity​ ​to​ ​pharmacies​ ​or shops,​ ​so​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​pack​ ​surplus​ ​supplies​ ​-​ ​as​ ​mention​ ​in​ ​the​ ​second​ ​tip.

5.​ ​Take​ ​good​ ​care​ ​of​ ​your​ ​feet​ ​by​ ​wearing​ ​proper​ ​socks​ ​and​ ​shoes.

Take​ ​care​ ​and​ ​be​ ​extra​ ​cautious​ ​with​ ​slight​ ​blisters​ ​and​ ​scratches​ ​as​ ​they​ ​can​ ​develop​ ​into​ ​serious​ ​infections.​ ​Broken shells​ ​and​ ​stones​ ​on​ ​the​ ​beach​ ​can​ ​cut​ ​the​ ​soles​ ​of​ ​your​ ​feet,​ ​so​ ​try​ ​to​ ​wear​ ​shoes​ ​when​ ​walking​ ​on​ ​the​ ​beach. Additionally,​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​moving​ ​your​ ​feet​ ​around​ ​when​ ​on​ ​an​ ​airplane​ ​or​ ​bus​ ​which​ ​entails​ ​long​ ​periods​ ​of sitting.

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