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Thanks all for the packing information and ideas!

URTAsef wrote:

> Dear Ruth:
>
> First of all, you don't want to skimp, of course, but be realistic!  You are
> not going to Bangladesh, where some of your needs may be more difficult to
> obtain.  You are going to a somewhat (sorry John) civilized, modern country.
> And many things you need will be avaialble - maybe at a greater cost.
>
> Lay it all out on the bed...what you  would normally use for 36 days, then add
> the things that will be tougher to get - infusion sets, resevoir syringes.
> don't take tons of insulin and extra prescription meds - just bring the
> written prescription with the generic name - some meds are known as different
> brand names oin other countries
>
> How many site sets?  If I was going on a 5 week trip, I figure I will be
> changing sites 2 times per week, MAX since a site usually lasts 5-7 days, but
> tubing probably only 1 time a week. Then I'll add maybe 3-4.  I ALWAYS reuse
> the reservoir syringe at least once and usually twice - as long as the o-rings
> are still looking good.  I bring Bard for all those changes (10) + 4-6 more -
> whatever I grab.  Same with alcohol wipes, but usually add more cuz they come
> in handy to clean your face when you are gritty.  1 bottle of insulin would be
> almost enough, so I would bring 2, MAYBE 3, but doubtful considering you can
> use regular old Regular insulin in the pump and you can get that in England.
> 1 change of batteries, since a set usually lasts 5-7 weeks, and you can buy
> batteries in england.  I bring about 25% EXTRA Strips, and an extra meter, but
> you can buy meters there - seen em and priced em in pharmacys all over
> England, Scotland and France
>
> Then I add 10 old fashioned insulin syringes.  JUST in ase the pump fails or I
> run out of pump supplies, or WHATEVER, a syringe can be reused several times
> and get you out of whatever crisis may be impending.
>
> I am stingy with supplies the first part of a trip - see how much I can
> squeeze out of a site or a set - knowing I have enough to cover me...then I
> can unlax the last part of the trip.  god knows vacation is not a time to have
> to worry about something like this!!!  Though, since this is your honeymoon,
> you may be ripping more sites out than the normal person.  <wink wink>
>
> In my carry on bag, I take all prescrip. meds (and I gotta bunch of them),
> insulin and regular syringes and enough site changes to get me thru about 1/3
> of the trip/.  That way if they do lose (NOTE SPELLING EVERYONE) my backpack,
> I will have enough to tide me over til they find it.  Throw in a book, my
> camera, some snacks and my wallet and I'm good to go - this is usually a large
> beach bag/school bag type of thing
>
> I do NOT take books on carb counting or pump maintenance or anything like
> that.
> I do not bring the special cold packs for the insulin - but then who knows for
> Humalog - don't worry about the velosulin.
>
> HAVE A FUN TRIP!!!
>
> Sara
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