Diabetes travellers checklist

TRAVELLING

DIABETES

WITH

SHORT TRIPS

LONG TRIPS

TIPS FOR TRAVELLING OVERSEAS

A DIABETIC TRAVELLER'S CHECK LIST

Take all your normal kit and medications with you.

Remember to take your long-acting insulin with you as

well (if you use it) if you don't carry it with you everyday.

For the traveling diabetic, overnight stays and short trips

should not cause any real anxieties.

Two weeks' before you go check your supplies

Do you have enough blood test strips, insulin and hypo

treatments to last you? Order any extras you may need

from your GP.

Documents

Diabetics on insulin should carry a note with them from

their doctor saying that they have diabetes and are on

medication. A pump user may need an additional letter

from their hospital or clinic saying they have diabetes

and are on an insulin pump.

Longer trips and overseas travel need a bit more

forethought and planning.

Keep all your diabetes equipment with you

The last thing you need is to lose it. If you are travelling

with someone else, ask them to carry a small bag of

basic kit in case you loose yours.

Clearing security

Keep all your diabetes kit and medication in one place

that you can easily access and show to anyone who may

ask to see it as you go through security.

KEEPING INSULIN COOL

Always keep insulin away

from exposure to extremes of

temperature. It is not

necessary to keep insulin cool

if you are just taking a flight.

Each bottle or box of insulin

cartridges has an information

sheet about how to look after

the medication.

Get the address of the

British Consulate in the

country you are visiting

and have that handy in

case you need advice

from people who speak

your language and

know the local culture.

If you are traveling

with people whom

you do not know well,

tell them you have

diabetes in case you

are taken ill, so they

can help you.

To keep all your diabetes kit safe and in one place, see the Desang

range of kitbags on www.desang.net

For regular articles on travel and food, visit www.desang-magazine.co.uk

Keep a hypo

treatment handy at

all times - new

cultures and new

foods may lead to a

few highs and lows

so be prepared. Keep

testing to stay safe

and enjoy yourself!

Hypo treatments

If you carry liquid hypo treatments (drinks gels and

syrups) you need to declare them when passing through

security so allow for putting them in to a clear plastic

bag as part of your hand luggage. Or carry dry

alternatives if possible when travelling (e.g.Glucotabs).

Insulin cannot go in the cargo hold of an airplane

(it may freeze which can deactivate it.)

If it's in use the insulin

should be fine at room

temperature for a few days

so long as it does not get

too hot or too cold.

21 C

When it's not in use

(unopened and not in an

insulin pen or pump), it

should be stored in a fridge.

For insulin injectors

For insulin pump users

Lancing

device

Blood test

meter & strips

For CGM Users

Spare

sensors

Plasters or

similar for

adhesion

CGM

inserter

Insulin

cartridges

Needles

Hypo

treatment

Insulin pens

(long-acting and

short-acting)

Reservoirs Infusion

sets

Infusion

set inserter

Bottles of

insulin

Blood test

meter & strips

Batteries

for pump

Lancing

device

Blood test

sensors

Charger

(if required)

Skin Tac (or similar) possibly Opsite Flexifit (or similar)

for extra adhesion

Pump wear (pump belt, pump tee, waterproof pouch, etc, for

all your holiday clothing needs)

REMEMBER

You may want to take spare items

to take on trips, such as:

A spare blood test machine; spare

CGM sensors (and sensor charger and

inserter if required); spare insulin &

insulin pen; spare batteries; spare

needles; spare hypo treatment; spare

fooinfo@desang.netiar with.

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TRAVELLERS CHECKLIST - click the pic to download.

THE

PAT-DOWN

PROTOCOL

It's not inevitable, but odds-on

you're going to get searched.

Afterall, you're probably carrying

sharps, batteries, might be

wearing diabetes tech up to

and including a transmitter. Be

upfront, smile, say thanks. We all

want to travel safely. Pre-prepare

with liquids, including insulin,

in a clear plastic bag. Take solid

hypo treatments and plenty of

spare kit. Have a great flight.

Index

  1. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine
  2. com CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  3. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine
  4. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine, diabetes news
  5. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news, iLet insulin pump, Beta Bionics
  6. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news, Urgo Start footcare
  7. Diabetes UK Careline
  8. About a diabetic, Alexander Edenwind
  9. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  10. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news, Teresa May
  11. Senseonics Eversense implantable CGM, Roche Diabetes Care, Accu-Chek
  12. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes food news
  13. Desang Diabetes Diaries, Desang Diabetes Kitbags, Diabetes UK
  14. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes food news
  15. HbA1c home test, A1C now, BHR Pharmaceuticals Ltd, home use A1C test, home use HbA1c test
  16. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes food news,
  17. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes food news,
  18. JDRF research Type One Diabetes beta cell tolerisation and beta cell regeneratwion
  19. JDRF research Type One Diabetes beta cell tolerisation and beta cell regeneratwion
  20. JDRF research Type One Diabetes beta cell tolerisation and beta cell regeneratwion
  21. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  22. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine
  23. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine
  24. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes stories, nothing beats a blood test, Agamatrix Wavesense Jazz
  25. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes stories, nothing beats a blood test, GlucoRx HCT, Nipro Diagnosit
  26. Page 0026
  27. Desang diabetes magazine, nothing beats a blood test, Helen Spriggs IDEAL Group, Bayer Esprit Glucom
  28. Desang diabetes magazine, nothing beats a blood test, Helen Spriggs IDEAL Group, Bayer Esprit Glucom
  29. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  30. Desang diabetes magazine, nothing beats a blood test, Helen Spriggs IDEAL Group, Bayer Esprit Glucom
  31. censia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  32. Desang diabetes kitbags
  33. Diabetes travellers checklist
  34. Keeping diabetes technology stuck in place, Funky Pumpers, Rock Tape
  35. Decorating diabetes kit, CGM stickers
  36. Diabetic food ulcers, Urgo Start Plus, would healing, diabetic wound healing, diabetes footcare,
  37. Diabetic food ulcers, Urgo Start Plus, would healing, diabetic wound healing, diabetes footcare,
  38. Diabetic food ulcers, Urgo Start Plus, would healing, diabetic wound healing, diabetes footcare,
  39. Diabetic food ulcers, Urgo Start Plus, would healing, diabetic wound healing, diabetes footcare,
  40. Making Carbs Count, Giancarlo Caldesi
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  42. Making Carbs Count, Giancarlo Caldesi, The Diabetes Weight-loss Cookbook, Type 2 weight loss, low ca
  43. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
  44. Desang diabetes magazine, free online diabetes magazine

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