Diabetes and Travel

On May 26, 2011 by Cherise Shockley

1. Fill in the blank Traveling as a PWD is ___________.

2. 4 diabetes related items you cannot travel without?

3. Do you travel with a doctor’s note and RX? if so, why or why not?

4. Do you use an app or book to help count carbs? If so, name?

5. What are some of the difficult things you have face as a PWD or PoCWD? How did you overcome them?

6. Do you take your medical devices through the full body scanner or do you ask for a Pat down? what was your experience like?

7. Do you pack snacks? what type? Does the TSA allow you to take snacks on the airplane?

8. Do you have any tips on traveling as a PWD or a PoCWD? if so, what are they?

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One Response to “Diabetes and Travel”

  • 1. Fill in the blank Traveling as a PWD is “such an anxiety-driven” experience.

    2. 4 diabetes related items you cannot travel without? test strips, glucometer, metformin, lancet

    3. Do you travel with a doctor’s note and RX? if so, why or why not? No, I figure my medical alert bracelet is enough. I am probably wrong about that though.

    4. Do you use an app or book to help count carbs? If so, name? Yes, but I forgot the name right now (I’m actually traveling, so I guess that tells you that I don’t travel with the book).

    5. What are some of the difficult things you have face as a PWD or PoCWD? How did you overcome them? Eating on schedule is the biggest challenge when traveling

    6. Do you take your medical devices through the full body scanner or do you ask for a Pat down? what was your experience like? I haven’t had to experience either since being a Type 2 diabetic

    7. Do you pack snacks? what type? Does the TSA allow you to take snacks on the airplane? Yes, I pack the tuna and crackers. TSA dare not try to take snacks from a diabetic!!

    8. Do you have any tips on traveling as a PWD or a PoCWD? if so, what are they? On long flights, test your sugar levels. I just flew from Paris to Martinique (8hr flight) and I had very low numbers. I didn’t feel bad, but something was happening. I actually had to ask for a glass of juice.

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