With diabetes, you need to plan ahead for travelling safely, especially if you are travelling abroad.
The first consideration is to inform your GP where and when you are going.
Keep a list on your person of the medications you are taking and wear a diabetes bracelet or necklace.
Should there be an emergency your life can be saved.
If you can take double the quantity of medicine you need on your trip, especially if you are travelling to a foreign country, where medications available can differ from what you normally take.
It is quite usual for diabetics to need more insulin when travelling as it is more difficult to control your diet whilst travelling.
Try to also take a minimum of twice as many test strips and lancettes as you would normally use. In addition, take more needles than you need should you use insulin .
It is always you have a contigency plan, that is, carry an extra glucometer as well as extra batteries.
Put all the medication you are carryin on a bag , in the original packets from the pharmacy.
It is always advisable to get a GP letter confirming why you need this medication .
Travelling as a Diabetic
Fri, 02 Jul 2010
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