So how does everyone deal with traveling with diabetes? I'm usually hesitant to go away places because i feel unsafe without my family or doctors around (Even knowing diabetes is a pretty global condition).
Also how does traveling outside the US go with diabetes- Do other countries list carbs on their food?
Wow, MBP, this is an awesome and thorough list, and a great service to those of us who travel (or want to travel). I would just add, because I like to take active vacations, bringing some dried fruit or Clif shots (or Gu) to fuel workouts, hikes, vigorous yoga sessions, etc.
Great advice from all.
I also have had the "worst" thing happen which was to have to buy insulin abroad. I went into the pharmacy at Charles De Gaulle airport (Paris), showed them my insulin pen and my medic alert bracelet, and did not have to pull out more paperwork before the pharmacist was ringing up more pens. I was very relieved-- and also happy that an entire box of pens cost about $40 USD with no insurance.
Wow! Amazing! great to hear....
Wow..that's cheap..funny, I had once the experience at Charles de Gaulle that I had to pass customs..with my insuline pens and they asked for some paper that said.i was a diabetic..I had a letter, but they could not read Englisch..how stupid...and I had to wait for a person that could read my letter, that took so long..I missed my connection flight..