Travel in Diabetes Mellitus


Travel in Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetes Mellitus Related Travel Concerns

  • Preparation
  • Supplies
  1. Glucose Meter with test strips, Alcohol swabs
  2. Insulin Supplies (pens or vials and syringes, needles)
  3. Glucose tablets, sucking candies, snacks and other Glucose sources
  • Management
  1. Request diabetic meals (or consistent Carbohydrates)
  2. Check Blood Sugars throughout long flights, and at least at 10 hours after last Insulin dose
  3. Keep snacks and Glucose sources available in case of Hypoglycemia
  4. Modify Insulin regimen per time zones
    1. Lower Insulin Dosing may be needed when traveling east
    2. Higher Insulin or repeated dosing may be needed when traveling west