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Travel and Diabetes (copy) and Travel Checklist for Type 1 Diabetes (copy)

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General Advice - checklist
The diabetic traveller has increased vulnerability to most travel illnesses which may be more severe and compromise their diabetes control

  • Pack enough insulin, syringes & blood glucose testing for the whole trip
    - letter from doctor stating medical need (know translation for "I have diabetes")
  • discuss travel medical kit,  instructions for companion, with your doctor
    - including advice on how to manage Hypo - Jelly beans, glucagon inj.
  • Inform airline of your special diet needs & take emergency snacks - dried fruits
  • Medic alarm bracelet, mobile phone, travel insurance
  • Appropriate shoe wear, wear 2 pairs of socks for trekking


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North East Valley Division General Practice, Victoria, Australia, Disclaimer 
Level 1, Pathology Building, Repatriation Campus, A&RMC, Heidelberg West VIC 3081. .. map
Phone: 03 9496 4333, Fax: 03 9496 4349,  Email: nevdgp@nevdgp.org.au
Please note: NEVDGP does not provide an on-line consultation