Living with diabetes can often make day-to-day living complicated, let alone vacationing. But travelling with diabetes shouldn’t make you feel you’re limited to weekend trips near your home. With a little advanced planning, you can still enjoy exciting trips to exotic locations with very little worry.
Simple steps to prepare
There are some simple steps to follow to make sure your holiday is as stress-free as possible.
1) Visit your doctor—Before you travel, you want to make sure you’re in the best health possible, and that your diabetes is under control.
The chilly weather makes it the best time to pack up and fly away to warmer prospects. Whether you are planning to spend your days on a beach in Hawaii or Mexico, or wandering into more exotic locales in Africa or South America, ask yourself if you are prepared before flying off. Not just packed with plane tickets and passport. Have you armed yourself for the health risks the new environment will expose you to?
Different weather, different germs, different illnesses. These are all considerations to make before embarking on your journey. Even if your destination is a “safe” country, packing the right preventatives can mitigate the havoc the unexpected can impose upon your trip. Your packing list will vary depending on where you are going, how long you are leaving for, what you will be doing, and other factors.
If you’re planning to travel this year, not only will you want to make sure you’re healthy, you’ll want to be aware of any public health concerns at your destination, and how to make sure you’re travelling healthy if you have an existing health condition.
The Canadian government recommends visiting a travel clinic approximately six weeks before any planned travel. London Drugs Travel & Immunization Clinic offers a range of important services to make sure you’re prepared for safe travel before the big day arrives.