The top-secret of enjoying a trip despite your diabetic condition is in how best you get prepared, and more so, taking the necessary precautions ahead of departure will help make a difference. Insulin is susceptible to high temperature and you should at all times keep it in a refrigerator with a temperature of between 2 and 8°C. In this diabetes travel guide, we shall discuss some incredible traveling tips that will cushion you.
In the contemporary world, the diabetic person who is in charge of their disease can go anywhere across the world without fear. That said; it’s good to note that before hitting the road:
- Ensure that your diabetes is in check.
- Get information regarding the local diabetic care or call your local doctor who might certainly help you get contacts of their counterpart on the other side.
The Hardware Requirements
Being independent is the first precedence for a diabetic who is traveling.
- Ask your doctor to give you enough stock of insulin that can last for at least 10 days or more.
- Ensure you have everything hardware you need for daily use e.g. control strips, injector pens, needles, syringes, etc.
- If it’s a long trip, ensure you have an extra battery for the backup of your glucometer.
The Trip Itself
- Ensure your sugar levels are in check before leaving; if doable, leave after breakfast (morning).
- If you’re using your car, make 10 minutes stopover for every 2 hours; it is good for you.
- Take water more often if the conditions are hot.
- If your car breaks down, take a break and eat some food before doing any other extra activity.
- Always ensure that your insulin levels are within the required range when traveling by plane.
As a frequent traveler, you might face unforeseen challenges along the way. Therefore, always ensure you are well equipped.