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[IP] Traveling to Germany.- Kinda long
Hello, I don't write much to the list, but read a lot of the emails. I am
17 yrs old and have had diabetes for 10 yrs, I have been on an insulin pump
for 2 yrs. I was accepted into the German exchange program, which means I
will be going to Germany with my school in June for 3 weeks. I am very
excited but have a few questions on traveling:
~I know that I will have to bring a lot of supplies, and that its good to
overpack. Has any who has traveled before have any problems with taking
supplies with them?
~In March we will be having the German exchange student come here for a
visit, I will be staying with one of these students in June, when I go
there. My teacher who doesn't really understand diabetes wants me to tell
this student about having diabetes. What should I tell her withoput having
her get scared about me staying with her in Germany?
~As I already mention my teacher doesn't really know much about diabetes. We
are planning to meet before we leave for Germany to go over what diabetes is.
I have found that she gets very nervous around me when I get low, what
should tell her about diabetes? I don't want her to get scared, but she knows
that I am responsable, and that I do everything on my own. I find that she
gets very nervous, when I get low.
~How would I change the time on the pump when traveling to Germany, do I just
change it to the right time when I get there, or do I change it gradually
while on the plane? It's about a 7 hour flight from here, in Pennslyvania.
~Has anyone had problems with traveling with the pump on the plane? I
haven't heard anything, just wondered about it.
Sorry about this being long. Thanks Kristin
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