Going away soon?
Diabetes Headquarters has compiled the ultimate Diabetes checklist of must haves before leaving on that exciting holiday.
1. 2-8 degrees Celsius Diabetes medication cooler bagVery often when you travel you will have to transport your insulin in a cooler bag that is required to maintain the temperature between 2-8 degrees Celsius.
The Medactiv iCool range of bags have been proven world wide to do maintain this temperature range when the ambient temperature (outside air temperature where you a are standing when it is 24C degrees).
2. Batteries - where would the world be without these. Always helpful to have a few floating around in case something goes flat.
3. Blood Glucose Monitor - even though you're on holidays please still continue to monitor Blood glucose levels. A few batteries come in handy in case the monitor goes flat whilst travelling.
4. Blood Glucose Strips - it's important to know if the testing strips are available in the country of travel. As for the insulin always take extra and keep them close. Definitely a necessity to keep testing on track.
5. Check in with the Diabetes Educator and Endocrinologists before leaving (especially if it's first time travelling overseas). It'll be a worthwhile session to have.
6. CGM Patches - use high-quality patches such as the ones we stock from RockaDex so that when moving is not hindered by your monitor coming unstuck.
7. Finger Pricker and Lancets - spares are always great in case misplaced a few at your last hotel.
8. Insulin - the most important of all. Whilst it's unlikely that ting to pack this important guy we should be aware of how to store it, especially if travelling on a long haul flight. We recommend purchasing a fantastic FRIO Wallet to keep your insulin cool and safe.
Most of all enjoy yourself !