Felicia Vance writes:
When you are traveling:
* Use a travel agent who knows the needs of a person with diabetes. The agent can arrange for special meals or other particular travel needs you may have.
* Take extra diabetes pills (if you have type 2 diabetes), insulin and injection supplies, blood sugar meter batteries, test strips, and lancets. You may not find your regular supplies everywhere you travel.
* Double the usual amount of supplies for short trips. For longer trips, have enough extra supplies to last for two weeks more than the length of your trip.
* To keep your blood sugar at your usual level, try to eat and take your medicine as close to your regular schedule as you can.
[AS: The article offers some thoughtful additional advice regarding car, plane, and international travel.]