As summer looms and some of us have the chance to go away for a spell, the prospect of packing takes on a whole new dimension as you realize that you need to get to the GPs to get extra supplies, think about what bag to use to fit all your kit in, and spare a thought for anything extra you might need if you’re going somewhere new.
Some journeys don’t take that much planning, but others need considerable organizational skills, or so it seems. For flyers, there’s the hassle of getting through security, knowing that medical supplies need to be easily at hand in case they need explaining to an inquisitive customs officer.
I hope our traveller’s check list is helpful – you might need to amend it to your own personal needs. My experience of selling kitbags has taught me that a diagnosis of diabetes does not stop us gallivanting off around the world.
Have a super summer, and we’ll be back with more news and views in September.
Kit: New diabetes related products, books and giveaways
News: News for you, whether you have Type 1 or Type 2
Living: Before you go, top tips for things to take on your trip
Gallery: A selection of hot products and websites
Living: Diabetics doing it for themselves (part 2)