Though you are a diabetics you can also have a travelling. Here are some important tips for your travelling.Specific plans for travelingBefore you leave for a trip, consult your travel agent about services and facilities they provide for diabetic patients en route. Ensure that you get the required attention in case any contingency comes up during your journey.
Pre-travel check up necessaryMake a visit to your doctor and have your sugar level checked up before the trip. This will give you relevant information about your exact condition. It is always good to be prepared.
Pre medications essentialWhen you have had your check up ask your doctor to provide you with a prescription to deal with any medical emergency or situation. Fill out the prescription from a drug store and carry the necessary items with you.
Carry essential thingsThere are a number of useful items, which as a diabetic, you can carry with you. Things like a blood glucose meter, record book, pack of insulin injections, record book, instant sugar, syringes and needles, urine ketone testing strips and the contact number of your doctor and relatives are some of the few things which will prove indispensable to make your journey smooth and safe.
Medicines should be kept at normal temperature. If medicines are not taken care of properly they may degenerate or loose their effectiveness. Keep your things separately in two or more bags so that if one is misplaced, you will have a backup. You should always know your blood glucose level, so you should also take care of your blood glucose meter and blood glucose test strips.
Inform people around you It is wise to inform and make people around you aware of your health and diabetic condition. In emergency, they may be able to help you or be able to inform your doctor or your family about your condition.
These tips, if followed, can prove to be lifesavers through your journey.