6 Tips For Travelling with Diabetes
Even if you’re planning a getaway, your blood-sugar levels should stay put. Jillian Paulmark, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator in Winnipeg, shares advice on managing diabetes while away from home.
Bring Healthy Snacks
A bag of nuts or a meal-replacement drink can save a person with diabetes during long food-free stretches on the plane. And if you’re unusually active at your destination, you may need to eat more often.
Monitor Your Glucose Levels
A rich restaurant meal could send your blood sugar soaring, while a walking tour could cause it to plummet. Pack extra glucose strips—and use them.
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Bring Comfy Shoes
Beware of fancy footwear that could cause blisters or nicks. Opt instead for running shoes and check your feet nightly—diabetes can cause nerve damage, which may make you less likely to notice injuries.
Originally published in the September 2017 issue of Reader’s Digest Canada.