Vacationing WithType 1 Diabetes

grandparents and grandchildren posing by swimming area(BlackDoctor.org) — Are you thinking about taking a vacation, but feel limited on destinations because you have type 1 diabetes? Having type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes, doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun, memorable, well-deserved vacation. With a little planning and preparation, you can go just about anywhere in the world you want.

When planning a vacation, consider where you will be going and how long you’ll be there. It’s best to be over-prepared when traveling with type 1 diabetes, so plan ahead for all of the possibilities, such as:

• You may get stuck at a layover airport without your luggage.
• Your luggage may be lost or stolen by the time you reach your destination.
• You may have a medical emergency en route or after you get to your destination.