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People with diabetics who are on regular medication, should not reset their watches until thy are able to adjust their medication to local time on arrival.

  • Get a letter from your doctor to confirm that you are a diabetic. This might be useful when you are asked to explain why you have needles in your possession.
  • Bring along sufficient anti-diabetic medicines for the trip.
  • It is not necessary to order ‘diabetic meals’ when travelling by air. Monitor your carbohydrate intake regularly during the journey and balance it with snacks if required.
  • Do not hesitate to request for more food or slice of bread from the flight attendant if needed.
  • Do not take insulin until you see the food coming down the isle. All kind of things can happen to hold up or delay the food from getting to you.
  • Take plenty of snacks with you to prepare yourself  for unforseen circumstances during the trip.

Insulin is absorbed more quickly in the heat and slower in cold climate.Therefore, monitor your levels regularly and adjust your diet accordingly. Keep in mind that perfect control might not be possible in the first few days.

  • Always keep your insulin with you and carry it in your luggage. Keep them pout of direct sunlight or freezing conditions, such as an aeroplane hold.
  • Keep your insulin cold, ie. a cold pack or next to a cold water bottle especially if you are travelling in a warm country.
  • Adjust your insulin times only after you reach your destination. When you cross time zones, it might be necessary to adjust your dosages.

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It is important for people with asthma who go on holiday travel or working trip to plan for their medication, equipments, travel insurance and consult their doctor to make sure their asthma is controlled.

  • Bring along sufficient medicines for the trip. It is a better idea if you always spare extra medicine in other baggage just in case you lost 1 set in the journey. Do not forget to take copy of your prescriptions to prove that it is for your own use.
  • Carry your inhalers with you all the time and keep a spare one in your hotel room.
  • Know your destination, especially on weather, temperature and pollution in that area and make sure your living environment is clean.
  • Asthmatics should not dive within 48 hours of a wheezing attack, even if it is a mild one. Be careful when you go scuba-diving.
  • Asthma may be exacerbated in cold, dry air. Beware when travelling to high attitude.
  • Exposure to certain allergens, such as those from hotel pillows or blankets is common when you travel. Beware of such problems and avoid any such exposure by bringing your own personal items or inform the hotel ahead of time.
  • Take insect repellent with you if you are known to develop serious reactions to insect bites, stings or nuts.
  • Make sure your travel insurance cover your healthcare expenses related to pre-existing asthma.

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The name Kangar is believed to be derived from a species of hawk named Kangkok. Although it is the state capital of Perlis, Malaysia, it is not densely populated like other capital cities and is located in the heart of the country’s major rice producing region surrounded by lots of green padi fields.

Buildings in downtown Kangar are mostly old shop houses where you can still find some old elegant colonial architecture. Being the main commercial center of the state, basic amenities and infrastructure are well maintained. You can actually get everything within walking distance.

map-of-kangar

An easy way to explore this small town is by indentify the following landmarks:

  • EPF Tower, one of the highest point in Kangar
  • Kubu Hill Recreational Park
  • Malay World Weaponry Museum
  • Perlis Craft Cultural Complex
  • State Museum and Heritage Hall
  • Syed Alwi State Mosque
  • Kuala Perils Bus Terminal and Kuala Perlis Ferry Service
  • Perlis Islamic Center
  • Central Market
  • Putra Palace Hotel
  • Federal Hotel
  • Malaysia Hotel

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