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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