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Re: [IP] Traveling to Germany.- Kinda long
I'm sure you'll get lots of good answers. I'll just share a few useful
tricks I've discovered for travelling.
1- I travel with a letter from my doc that lists all the supplies I need to
carry. That way if there is ever a question, I have it with me.
2- When switching time zones, I change the pump one hour a day toward the new
time. That means my basal rates are adjusting at about the same rate as my
circadian rhythms. Usually I get tired of this routine on about day five and
switch all the rest of the way. Before I used this strategy I always had a
day of vomiting from DKA when I went to Europe. Since then, I even have
pretty good bgs.
3- I believe in full disclosure, especially if you're going to be staying
with people. I usually just tell people that I take care of myself pretty
well and eat just about anything, but ask them to have plenty of carbs
around. The important thing is to give them something they can do, but let
them know you won't need much from them.
4- Re/the teacher. That's the hardest one. I'm guessing she won't "get it"
easily. Perhaps a letter from your mom or your doc with a few simple facts
and reassurances would help.
At fifteen I went and stayed with a family in Vermont for a week. I knew I'd
be hiking a lot so I asked them to buy a lot of fruit. They didn't intrude
with my diabetes care, but getting the fruit seemed to make them feel more
secure about the whole thing.
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