Have Diabetes, Will Travel!

By American Diabetes Association

Summer travel season is almost here! Wherever you go, your diabetes comes with you. And with sharps, strange liquids and funky devices in tow, traveling with diabetes has its challenges.

But if you know your rights and plan ahead, you’re almost guaranteed to have a safe journey. Here are some of our best tips for preventing and resolving common travel issues.

Tip 1: When traveling, always carry or wear a medical ID and carry contact information for your physician. You can download and print a free diabetes medical alert card here.

Tip 2: Ask your doctor for a letter stating your diabetes diagnosis and your need to carry insulin, syringes, test strips and other supplies.

Tip 3: Pack at least twice as much medication and testing supplies as you think you need, and keep it in your carry-on.

Tip 4: Don’t expose insulin to extreme heat (such as a glove compartment) or cold (such as an airplane cargo hold).

Tip 5: If you plan to be more active than usual, your blood glucose could go too low. Take along snacks or fast-acting glucose.

Tip 6: Separate your diabetes supplies from your other carry-on baggage so it can be screened more easily.

Tip 7: Visit www.diabetes.org/airportsecurity before you fly!

Air travel is of particular concern. The American Diabetes Association works with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on airport security screening procedures and to ensure passengers with diabetes have access to their supplies and equipment. TSA has many resourcesThis image is associated with an external link. to assist passengers who require special assistance or who experience problems during airport screenings.

Experience an air travel problem? Report it! This helps TSA and other agencies improve their processes and systems. Call 1-800-DIABETES or visit www.diabetes.org/airportsecurity.

For more great tips, head on over to our website or check out the highlights from our recent Twitter chat on this very subject.

What’s YOUR tried-and-true travel tip? Share in the comments section below!

From: http://diabetesstopshere.org/2014/05/15/have-diabetes-will-travel/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=have-diabetes-will-travel

Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah C.B. Helping Hands Ministries Founder/Overseer / Business owner / Nurse, Friend, Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah, a small town country girl with a big heart. That big heart didn’t go unnoticed by God. At age 8; Apostle Shelia made the most important decision of her life. She decided to follow Christ. It wasn’t long before she heard the calling of God upon her life to reach the lost at any cost. To touch lives, one person at a time. By age 15 she was actively ministering to many in her community. From the young to the elderly, and even the dying; she has made it a priority to care for the souls of those in need. Today Apostle Shelia leads the C.B. Helping Hands Ministries team on a greater call. A call to reach the lost not just in our community but also around the world. C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and Apostle Shelia have become the vessel that God is using to bridge the gap between generations and touch the hearts of a lost, and dying world. Daily she ministers to the homeless, battered women, suicidal people and at risk youth among others. As a John Maxwell certified coach, and speaker she travels the world adding value to others. She is dedicated to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and helping others see their true potential. With a never quit attitude and unwavering faith, she has been able to build C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and testify of God’s provisions and unfailing love. Making sure to always give God the honor and praise. She motivates young adults like none other. She has become a renown inspirational speaker like none other. She is real, she is alive, she is on fire and excited about transforming, and adding value to others.. She is new, real, and a breath of fresh air. Called, and anointed for such a time as this.
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