Travelling can be a scary prospect for many people who have symptoms of diabetes. However, they are able to accommodate their needs with proper preparation. As an example, you can choose hotels that are suitable for diabetics. Wherever you go, it is important to make sure that your requirements as diabetics have been properly met. You may need to ask travel agents, whether they have handled diabetics before and what measures when there are issues with diabetics during transportation and stay in accommodation areas.
In rare cases, diabetic emergency situation does emerge, so it is important that everyone involved in the trip has medical training. In case of diabetic emergencies, people with this condition should obtain the necessary medical assistances. For people who are insulin dependent or with diabetes Type I, it should be possible for them to take medication quickly, regardless of the location. Diabetics will need to carry enough supply of insulin and related medication during a trip, but the situation should be acceptable enough for the injection of these medications.
You may also wear a bracelet that indicates your diabetes condition. During your stay in cruise ship and hotel, it is important that you have access to special menu for diabetics. There should be doctor nearby or on board to closely monitor your condition. Larger cruise ships have a clinic and qualified doctor and medical professionals. You should make sure that they are able to deal with your condition. It is better if the cruise ship has a well-stocked pharmacy, which contains enough supply to treat diabetics.
Your situation will be a lot better, if you are able to carry information package, which contain enough details, such as contact information of the next of kin. During an emergency, the person can be contacted. It is better is the person is able to provide important information can help medical professionals to make the right decision. The information package should have a list of medication that is currently prescribed, along with the dosages. The package may also provide information on allergies to foodstuff and medication.
Because you are travelling to distant countries, it is important to pack extra medications. You should spread these medications in different bags and luggage, so if you lose one of them, you still have decent supply of insulin and medications. Delays can be a possibility during bad winter days. Imagine being caught in the middle of blizzard for more than three days, if you have limited supply of insulin. People who are insulin dependent, should bring enough needles, syringes, alcohol swabs, lancets and spare batteries for the glucometer.
Diabetics could also occasionally suffer from low blood sugar, so they should bring dry food with complex carbohydrate. A good choice should be whole wheat biscuits or bread, as well as nuts. During a long flight, people with diabetes should keep the blood circulation in their legs going by walking around regularly. Diabetics need to wear comfortable shoes that won’t cause blisters during long walks.