Plus Tips for Traveling with Diabetes
-Before You Go
Founder of Teatis Tea
Extra precautions to consider plus tips for safe ways to venture are here.
Functional and fashionable goods make your adventure more fun!
Plan ahead so you can count on more fun and less worry on the way and when you get to your destination.
Your preparations will depend on where and how long you’re away. However, you can start considering these points.☝
First, make sure you have all your medicine and supplies.
If you take insulin or any medicine, you bring them in carry-on baggage and keep them near around you.
It's important to protect the potency of your medication, and account for unforeseen changes in your travel plans. Insulin could get too cold in your checked luggage!⚠️
It’s also a good idea to carry a card in your wallet with more detailed info — like whether or not you take insulin — and instructions on how to handle a diabetes emergency according to the plan you discussed with your doctor.
Pack twice as much medicine as you think you’ll need.
Vial Safe is a vial cover brand that protects against sad incidents such as accidentally dropping and breaking a vial.
According to the website, Vial Safe fits all 10mL insulin brands (Fiasp, Humalog, Humalin, Levimer, Novolin, Novolog, NovoRapid, Vetsulin, Caninsulin, Lantus, Apidra, Admelog, and ProZinc) and reusable.♻️
They developed smart, fashionable goods such as diabetes cases, belt bags. Among their products, the Cooling Pouch is so functional and is ideal for daily use and of course for travel. Because they don't need to be refrigerated! Simply activate the cooling crystals by running the pouch under water.
According to the website, many of their diabetes bags are designed to accommodate these cooling pouches (named FRIO Cooling Pouch). You can organize every gadget/goods related to diabetes with one backpack.😊
Casualty Girl is a colorful pouch brand for people with diabetes. Every pouch has a fun and playful message on it and it will make you happier. The pouches are less functional than Myabetic, but you can put in whatever you want!
Traveling to new places gets you out of your routine—that’s a big part of the fun. But delayed meals, unfamiliar food, being more active than usual, and different time zones can all disrupt diabetes management.😓
Stay one step ahead of your hunger and away from junk food by preparing servings of healthy snacks that don’t need to be refrigerated.
Keep in mind, though, how each snack affects your blood sugar. Great healthy snack options are:
- mixed nuts and seeds
- dried fruit
- whole-grain crackers
- air-popped popcorn
One More Preparation,
If you’re traveling alone, it’s especially important to carry a medical ID that outlines your condition.
If you are traveling in a group, you should be honest and candid about your diabetes with your travel companions.😉
*Make sure to check with your doctor before changing eating habits, or trying new supplements.