Christmas is almost a week away and many of us are preparing to travel to visit family and friends.
In preparation for the upcoming holiday, DiaTribe has provided a traveling guide for people with diabetes.
The guide includes what we should take with us. Those items include:
🧳 Medication for diabetes – insulin and other diabetes medications (metformin, SGLT-2 inhibitors, GLP-1 receptor agonists, etc.), syringes, pens, and insulin pump supplies for at least three extra days; delays and cancellations might change your travel plans.
Blood glucose meter and supplies: alcohol swabs, lancets, etc.
🧳 CGM users should always have a spare CGM sensor and a backup BGM in case one of the sensors fail or if the flight takes longer to get home than expected.
🧳 Be sure to have three extra basal insulin injections should your pump fail. If you have an insulin pump, be sure to have a spare infusion set.
🧳 Make sure you have a letter of medical necessity from your primary care physician or endocrinologist with you when you fly. You will have more success with TSA agents and flight attendants if you have proof of your diabetes on hand.
🧳 You can bring through security fast-acting carbohydrates (like glucose tablets, or other non-liquid foods), and glucagon to treat a low while on the plane.
🧳 Ketone testing supplies.
🧳 You may also need to discuss other medications with your healthcare team, such as antimalarials, skin creams, anti-inflammatories (Tylenol), and antiemetics, if going to a remote or exotic destination or a developing country.
You may need to take care when traveling with strong painkillers, such as opiates and codeine-containing drugs, as some countries do not allow these drugs.
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