Pack it up
Make sure to pack all necessary monitoring equipment (glucometer, testing strips, backup batteries) and medicine you may need during your trip. Even if you’re headed out for just a few days, it is always a good idea to pack a few extra…just in case! Put together a little travel kit of all the essentials (including supplies in case of lows) so that everything is in one place. Traveling with insulin? Liquid meds and other diabetes-related liquids are allowed through TSA checkpoints. It never hurts to have your prescription information packed with your medications if there are any questions. Pro-tip: If you’ll be headed to a different time zone, chat with your doctor about timing your medication appropriately.