The diabetic travel check list
As I worked on my packing list for our trip, I noticed a difference in my diabetic supply list.
300 Test Strips
6 Multiclix lancet drums
2 backup lancet devices, with lancets
5 bottles of Humalog
1 bottle of Lantus
45 days worth of Pump Supplies
1 bottle of Ketone strips
100 Alcohol Pads
120 Glucose Tabs
3 bottles of Purell
I split this in between my carry on and my checked luggage. (Just in case something happened to either bag!)
During my trip to Ireland in 2001 - my diabetic list looked like this...
Couple extra bottles of test strips (Enough for a few days)
Extra pump supplies
1 extra bottle of Humalog.
Yup that's it. More interesting to note that I was in a foreign country to run a marathon - 26.2 miles - and I didn't bring glucose tablets, let alone any backup for a pump or meter malfunction.
It's nice to see how far I have come in the past few years.
Next post- the blood glucose meter tour of Italy.