Hi! I am travelling to the US - San Francisco to be precise and I was wondering if there was anyone else who has been out there who could give me some idea as to how to prepare for such a time difference - eight hours behind us in the UK and how to deal with jet lag!?
I will be going to see my Diabetic Nurse again before I go but I am just worrying about it as I have never travelled so far while being diabetic. I am going on my own and wonder if I need to adjust my insulin/eating regime BEFORE I go away and what to do when I get there.
ooo... sounds fun. I myself went to Barbados not long ago which has the same or similar time difference. I slept when I wanted to and my sugars tended to be raised a little bit although I put this down to the heat. Dont worry about changing too much. I stayed up two or three hours later each night to get used to the time difference. I am sure you will be fine. I was still on novorapid and lantus at that point so I just kept my lantus at 9 o clock UK time. I kept one watch UK time for all my diabetes and one watch for barbadian time and you will find out that with many finger prick tests, you shall be great and have a brilliant time.
Did this trip, although I guess I took the easy approach and kept on UK time :P Worked wonders though and wasn't a problem once over there...
I actually was quiet fortunate on the flight out though, was on American Airlines who I must admit where fantastic for it. Basically had a hypo on the plane (this was a few years back when they were on serious over kill about carrying food on to a plane on the whole terrorist kick). Also partially caused by my boss deciding to "help" and putting me down for a diabetic meal. Think I was almost out cold thanks to the stick of carrot and slice of lettuce they gave me :( Was lucky the stewardess noticed, so she went and got me a very nice meal from first class. She was a total star and after I was back together again we had a good chat and turned out her hubby was T1 also which is how she noticed...think my free first class meal kind of aggravated the other passengers hehe. But the stewardess was brilliant and good on AA for having her or things could of been really messy :)