What to Know Before Traveling
Travel Tips to Keep Your Diabetes in Check
From making sure that you’ve packed a blood glucose meter to knowing where you can get your first meal when you land are all important considerations for diabetes. You should have your blood glucose meter and some snacks ready in your carry-on bag in the event that you start experiencing blood glucose levels on the plane. You might be exhausted as soon as you land but you should know where you can get some healthy nutrition relatively nearby or on your way to your hotel. Check your blood sugar level as soon as you land so you can figure out if you need a snack or when you should have a meal.
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