Save Time At The Airport

Airport and security check point delays can add hours onto your travel times. Weather related delays and air traffic congestion can complicate your travel plans and make it difficult to maintain control of your diabetes. To keep up to date on airport and security check point delays at your airport select Read More below.

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Monthly Travel Tip

Airport Security - People with diabetes deserve better according to Diabetes Daily Voices. As airport security has become more intrusive, it has increasingly caused inappropriate inconveniences to people living with diabetes. Although the official guidelines are reasonable, they are not evenly followed in practice.

Online Diabetes Books

Online Diabetes Books searches the internet to find the best prices for your favorite books on popular topics like travel, managing diabetes, general diabetes information, exercise and diabetes, books about nutrition, diabetic cookbooks, children and diabetes to name a few. Online Diabetes Books is a great source for all books and reading materials about managing your diabetes.

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Diabetes Medical ID Accessories

Diabetes medical ID accessories are one of the best ways to let emergency responders know that you have diabetes and they should take all necessary precautions. If you wear an identification bracelet, chain, shoe tag or something similar, they are easy locate and it is difficult to become separated from them. If you use a diabetes information card or copy of a letter from a physician they can become misplaced, lost or easily missed.

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Adjust For Time Zone Changes

Insulin Pumps -- Adjust For Time Zone Changes The Joslin Diabetes Center cautions travelers with insulin pumps to consider time zone changes. The Joslin Centers tip is if you’re wearing an insulin pump and will be traveling to a location that is in another time zone, be sure to adjust your insulin pump’s clock to reflect the change. As always, if you have questions about how to handle the change, be certain to speak with your doctor or diabetes care professional before the trip.

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Alerts, Security and Travel Information

Before departing travelers should always check with the agency in both the departure country and the destination country for the latest alerts, security and travel information. In the US it is TSA, the United Kingdom is Home Office or in Canada it is the Canadian Transportation Agency. Additional information can also be found at the country specific diabetes association.

Find All Of Your Travel Needs

The Travel Store contains merchandise, accessories, supplies and lifestyle items you might need when traveling. It is your connection to diabetic foot care products, easy to pack travel exercise equipment to maintain your routine and other products to help you relax while traveling. Never leave home without double checking that you have everything to help you travel safely and in comfort

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Experiences Traveling With Diabetes

I was traveling to Munich from London with a brief overnight stop in Brussels.  On my arrival in Brussels my luggage could not be located. I spent the day in Brussels and then went on to Munich that evening. After three days I departed Munich and still didn’t have my luggage. It wasn’t until the day after I arrived back in the US that the luggage showed up at my door. If I would have had any of my medications in my checked luggage, I would have had a real problem

On a recent business trip I was having lunch with some associates when a client happened to enter the restaurant. We asked him to join us. We had already ordered so we asked our waiter to hold off on our order to allow the client to order and eat with us. I had already taken my Humalog just prior to ordering my meal and because of the unintended eating delay, I began to get  low blood sugar shakes and sweats. Fortunately, I always carry Glucose tablets and hard candy. If I hadn’t, I would have been in a panic. Craig L, Wisconsin

We arrived in the US from London, rented a car and began our California vacation. Unfortunately, several times during the week we experienced several lengthy traffic delays. 45 minute trips turned into hours. We didn’t plan well as we thought finding cafes or fast food places would not be difficult in the US. Having a blood glucose low while stopped in traffic is not a pleasant experience. I will definitely plan more for the unexpected the next time we do family travel.  Mark T, Coventry, UK