Today's topic for Diabetes Blog Week:
Living with diabetes (or caring for someone who lives with it) sure does take a lot of work, and it’s easy to be hard on ourselves if we aren’t “perfect”. But today it’s time to give ourselves some much deserved credit. Tell us about just one diabetes thing you (or your loved one) does spectacularly! Fasting blood sugar checks, oral meds sorted and ready, something always on hand to treat a low, or anything that you do for diabetes. Nothing is too big or too small to celebrate doing well!
One thing I like to think I do fairly well is travel with diabetes. Granted, I don't typically go more than two time zones, so I can't speak if I were to take off around the world, but in general, I'm pretty good at preparing for trips and taking trips that involve diabetes.
I am a super packer. Most of the time I over pack. Everything. Ask my best friend. :) Part of that comes from years of having diabetes and needing to be prepared. As a kid, it was mostly syringes and insulin and test strips. Now that I'm an adult and on an insulin pump and (most of the time) CGMS, packing is even more of an ordeal.
My typical rule of thumb is two to three times my normal pump supplies and test strips. An extra battery, my old insulin pump (in case something happens to the one I have now). Some snack foods, glucose tabs, juice boxes.
When flying, I try to get to the airport the full two hours early. NEXT time, I plan on taking the print-off from MiniMed's website showing that they don't recommend going through the full body scanners (this is after having to argue w/ TSA on my last trip).
But overall, I like to think that I'm pretty good about planning and packing for a trip with diabetes.
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