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Anyone out there ever let diabetes keep them from traveling, especially out of the country? I worry about emergencies. #diabetes #travel

Cleveland, Ohio
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Plainfield, IN
Yes, I worry about that too. I can't really give you any advice on that. I've gone out of state but not the country.

Edens Landing, AUS
I have travelled to Europe multiple countries throughout and Thailand and never had any issues. Just keep your injection times the same background if it gets done over 12hrs have an alarm.

Edens Landing, AUS
As long as you are careful you can prolong your background insulin for a few hrs to better suit the time in the country your in. Just don't go overboard when u push it back and my fast acting insulin

Edens Landing, AUS
Is done every time I eat if your eating your awake so don't ever skip that. Airlines call them they can either store excess insulin if needed or will supply a cooler like bag but if it's the bag option

Edens Landing, AUS
Get your own so you can have a ice block in it to hold up long long flights. And get doc certs just Incase the country you go to pulls you up. They never did for me but just Incase.

Edens Landing, AUS
I think that's it lol, I have also travelled alone and everything was fine. Just prepare my insulin lasts a month I know this if u r leaving for less than a month than just take as much as u think u

Edens Landing, AUS
Will need and say an extra vial or pen. If over a month you will need to organise the cooler bag option. So you can get am extended timeframe from some of you insulin. Hope that helps lol

Edens Landing, AUS
One last thing, diabetes is a disease yes but don't ever let it stop you from doing something you want to do. Travelling is the most amazing thing I have ever done and it was worth the extra effort. 😊

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