Both Belle and I are keen travellers. As I’m on holiday right now I thought I’d post my top 6 tips for traveling with #type1
1️⃣ bring a back up of EVERYTHING! By this I mean, insulin, pump supplies, and even a spare pump if you provider will allow! I’ve had my insulin pump break twice on two different holidays!
2️⃣ spread your supplies across two bags, or even better into other peoples bags. In the horrible event of loosing a bag, getting one stolen etc if others carry your supplies you’ll always have a back up!
3️⃣ be prepared! As much as you can anyway... for me this means having a rough idea of what your plans are each day, if you’ll be needing to carb load before a big walk or if you’ll needy extra hypo stuff.
4️⃣ make sure you have medical ID, I wear both my Apple Watch which has medical alert on it, and also a medical ID bracelet. Being away from home, doing new things can play havoc with levels so it’s best to be prepaid for any situation! Especially if travelling alone medical ID is a must!! 5️⃣ keep that insulin cool! While travelling across the US, and Belle in Aus we both used @frio.uk
packs which keeps insulin cooler, not cold. However they are great if you have day traveling then the option of a fridge after!
6️⃣ GET INSURANCE!!! This is so important if your traveling somewhere foreign, if you need medical care while away the bills could really rack up so it’s always better safe than sorry. I’ve also needed to buy more insulin while away, and my insurance paid me back! -
If anyone ever wants more tips or has questions just send us a message!
Love Meg and Belle 🌻