Summer fun, excursions and unique travels attract everyone, but sometimes some health conditions compel us to study the situation in all its circumstances, especially in case of one of the most prevalent diseases in the world, which is diabetes. However, each issue has a solution and it is possible through following a set of advice (provided by the American Diabetes Association) to prepare a safe and wonderful journey without any problems.
Your supplies first
It is necessary to pack an additional number of medical supplies related to diabetes in terms of plasters used for dispensing, special medications, the battery for the special machine, etc. according to each case. Here it is recommended to add a lost amount. Also, please ask the doctor about the possibility of taking a medicine for travel or emergency situations.
It is also considered necessary to keep these medications close to the traveler in all cases. Therefore, these medications should not be placed in the luggage that will be transported in the cargo plane, but in the bag that will be carried via the passenger plane as the high temperature may damage the medications.
Your information is available
Another advice that may be very useful as it is wise to put a special bracelet that includes information about the medical condition of the injured in the event of any emergency bearing the name and a person to call in the event of an emergency or even the name of the treating doctor. But if you travel to a country whose residents speak a language other than the person’s language, why not explain some of the words related to the disease in the new language.
Another idea is to package foods that contain the necessary glucose in the event of a decrease in the level of diabetes. Among these foods, for example, a box of juice, bananas, a plate of granola or peanut butter …
During travel, and even after arrival, many factors may play a role in your instability of sugar, so more tests than usual are normal. Perhaps because of different foods, new activities, and even different timing, all of these factors may affect you.
Rest your feet
Holidays and long walks are always accompanied by walking over great distances, which is not always easy for people with diabetes. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, first wear the most comfortable shoes for you, as it is not a good time to wear new shoes. Try to stretch your feet a lot and whenever you find time to sit down, do so and move your ankle constantly up and down to secure blood flow to your feet naturally.
Food is one of the essentials that a person with diabetes must handle intelligently while traveling. Maintaining healthy habits is necessary if it is for physical activity or planning meals, and that will enable you to spend wonderful natural times.
It is advice not to miss a meal, as well as asking about the contents of any food you want to eat in case it is completely unfamiliar to you. Also, consider using substitutes, especially for the sauces used with meat, chicken, etc. Do not forget to eat a lot of useful vegetables.
Always keep your body hydrated by consuming lots of water, maybe add a slice of acid or drink sparkling water to get some change and enjoy a hot summer day. Finally, enjoy fresh fruits as permitted by your diet!
Enjoy a healthy and safe trip this summer with these tips.
Travel safely with tips for people with diabetes
Plan your safe travel
Adjust your necessary supplies
Pay attention to your food