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Travellers - Top Tips for Travelling with Insulin

Tips for travelling with Diabetes from Diabetes Headquarters

Top tips for travelling with Insulin;

    • Some hotels use cards to activate the door entry and electricity to be turned on and off.
    • Hint:leave  one of the cards in the electricity slot all the time as this will keep your insulin correctly stored in the bar fridge.
    • If they only give one access card use a old gym membership card in the electricity slot.
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    • Insulin must be stored correctly otherwise it will become less effective, at an ambient temperature of 25°Cor77.0°F insulin will stay good for approximately 4 weeks, if frozen the insulin almost develops crystals  and therefore should never be used.
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    • Ideal temperature for insulin to be stored up until is discard date is between 2°Cto 8°C or36.6°Fto 46.4°
      • The Medactiv iCool range is ideal to transport your medication 
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      • Always have a letter informing and medical team across the world of what insulin is required, some countries may not carry the type of insulin you take.
      • That's why important to take double the amount of insulin for your trip.
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      • Take sick day management guidelines on the trip and keep it handy.
      • Remember if drinking alcohol that glucagon does not work for hypoglycemic
      • Always carry hypo treatment such as jelly beans, juices, Glucose SOS or glucose tablets.
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