Follow the guidelines as above, You will need to carry an extra supply of food and drink with you. Buses do not stop often and trains may not have a dining car. Train or airline meals may be unsuitable or may not contain the carbohydrate foods you require. Extra food should always be carried in your hand luggage to allow for the unforeseen or emergency "hypo “treatment. On longer flights alert the airline regarding your meals and snack requirements. Be sure your airline attendant is aware you have diabetes. Carry your supply of insulin, medication, syringes and testing equipment with you in your hand luggage. Insulin carried in the luggage compartment of an airplane may be destroyed by freezing.
Take opportunities to walk around as much as possible.
You should organise a "survival kit" before leaving home. It will help deal with the unexpected. It should contain:
International air travel should be planned well in advance to ensure that you have as much enjoyment as other travellers. Many of the travel guidelines already mentioned apply to international travel. In addition you will need to consider:
Always do extra blood glucose tests to keep track of things. Blood glucose levels will probably be higher than normal because of inactivity. You may need a small amount of quick acting insulin before meals.
When you arrive at your destination you can change your meal and insulin injection times over to "local" time.
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