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How To Travel with Your Insulin Medications

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Let’s start off by acknowledging that those who have been diagnosed with Diabetes can still travel. In both non pandemic and in Pandemic times. However, diabetics whether it be Type 1 or Type 2 must be cautious when traveling. Always make sure you have a checklist or some sort of reminder to remind you when to take your medication and the last time you took it. Whether it be insulin medication or tablet medication. Diabetes should not be an obstacle when traveling and exploring the world. Covid-19 has interrupted a lot of international travels for many and looks like it may continue to do so into the foreseeable future. Although some countries have decided to  loosen restrictions and allow international travel to resume across their borders, it is worth reminding ourselves of the precautions people with diabetes should take when they travel. Prior to traveling, speak to your doctor or one of our pharmacists from our licensed contracted* Pharmacy department to see  if you are fit to travel.  Take time to plan ahead.  

Tips On How To Pack Your Insulin

 Here are some of your most important things that you need to prepare when you pack.

  • Put your diabetes supplies in a carry-on bag (insulin could get too cold in your checked luggage). Think about bringing a smaller bag to have at your seat for insulin, glucose tablets, and snacks.
  • Pack twice as much medicine as you think you’ll need. Carry medicines in the original pharmacy bottles, or ask your pharmacist to print out extra labels you can attach to plastic bags.
  • Be sure to pack healthy snacks, like fruit, raw veggies, and nuts.

As someone living with diabetes, always take extra precautions and be meticulous when preparing for your trips and vacations. Traveling can disrupt blood glucose levels and, when there are changes to regular routine, it takes extra effort and care to keep on top of the condition. There may be a time that your experience traveling will not be smooth sailing, as you will often encounter challenges. However, with proper planning, you can leave home with peace of mind and make the most of the time while away.

Checklist of travel essentials for people with diabetes on insulin and/or oral therapy:

  • Blood glucose monitoring equipment and relevant supplies such as strips, lancets and lancing devices and sensors (if you use a CGM).
  • Insulin vials or pens.
  • Oral and/or injectable diabetes medications.
  • Syringes or needles.
  • An insulated bag.
  • Sources of fast-acting carbohydrates ( glucose tablets, sugar packets, sweetened drinks*)
  • A pair of comfortable shoes

Diabetes and Food 

Americans with diabetes must pay attention to their diets and eat meals at regular intervals. When traveling, the frequency and amount of food you consume should be similar to when at home. Keep your insulin and medication in a carry-on stored in an overhead bin near you or a personal item under your seat. Don’t keep your medications in your checked luggage. You should always travel with snacks in your backpack or carry-on to account for missed or delayed meals. It’s also smart to keep concentrated glucose sources, like glucose tablets, ready in case you need a quick boost.

Lastly, be honest and candid about your diabetes with your travel companions. If you’re traveling by yourself, it’s especially important to carry a medical ID that outlines your condition. That way, if you experience a low blood sugar episode and you lose control or consciousness before you can tend to it, the right information will allow the people around you to help quickly and appropriately. At USA Script Helpers, we want to inform Americans as much information as possible when it comes to their Health. Quality and SAFE medications is our #1 priority when it comes to medications for Americans. We want the American people to live comfortably and have access to the medications that they need to live better, live healthier and live smarter. 

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