Hi everyone, I might be taking my first flight ever to California from Ohio soon, for a business trip with my husband. I have never flown before and honestly know absolutely nothing about airports, security, anything. He has flown before, but I’m not sure it’s much help in the diabetes department. A little nervous for my first flight too!
Could I get some suggestions on preparation, security measures, restrictions? I have insulin pens, and I always carry a purse with my pens, glucose meter and snacks. Should I bring more food for the plane ride? Any info will be helpful! I’m reading all over the place just to get an idea but it’s easier having it in one spot to look back on. I won’t lie, it’s a bit stressful trying to plan a trip that is short notice, and all new when you haven’t been to a place or even on a plane before.
Does anyone have any tips on managing blood sugars while on a plane, etc. There will be a time difference clearly, so any tips on schedule changes for meals and what not? I’ll just take my medications and long acting insulin the same time as it would be Ohio time, but eating is a different story. I usually have specific times I eat as it just helps me have better control, so we’ll see how it all plays out.
I appreciate the help!