On the Road Again: Managing Diabetes While Traveling

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by CarePro Blogger
With a little planning, travelling with diabetes can be fun for the whole family.

With a little planning, travelling with diabetes can be fun for the whole family.

Traveling with diabetes can be difficult, but a little planning will ease your mind and make the trip more enjoyable.

Before you leave, see your doctor to make sure your numbers are under control. While you’re there, ask your doctor for the following items:

  • A letter that explains what you need to do for your diabetes and all the equipment you use to manage it (diabetes pills, insulin, syringes, monitors, etc.)
  • A prescription for your insulin or diabetes pills just in case
  • A complete list of your medications, as well as a list of items to which you are allergic (foods, medications, etc.)

It’s a good idea to pack extra supplies in case of emergency or an extended trip. If you are flying, check with the airline before your trip to ensure that you pack your supplies and medication properly. Pack some of your supplies in your carry-on bag in case you become separated from your luggage.

For more information on traveling with diabetes, check out the American Diabetes Association website or connect with the staff at your local CarePro Pharmacy. We’re always happy to help you get the answers you need.

It’s hard enough to pack for a trip without having to prepare for the complications that may arise when you have diabetes.

 

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