Story by: Norton Healthcare on December 12, 2016
Just like the song says, “It’s a long way down the holiday road.” When you have diabetes, holiday travel takes some extra planning and preparation. Follow these steps so you can make it home (or to the Bahamas) for the holidays.
Preparing for a road trip
Preparing to fly
Keep a schedule
While it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it usually brings a big change in your normal eating and activity routine. It’s important to take your medication at the same time you take it at home. If you will be staying in a different time zone, wear a watch set to home time or set the alarm on your phone to remind you to take your medication on your usual schedule. If you wear an insulin pump, when you get to your destination, simply change the time on your pump to local time.
Investing a little extra planning before your trip will allow you to enjoy the holidays that much more.
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