So I leave Sunday for a grand European adventure. I am meeting friends in Belgium, then heading to Germany for a week, followed by two weeks at an archaeological dig in Bulgaria, then roaming around Turkey and Greece. I am super excited. It isn’t my first time abroad, I studied abroad in Turkey and Germany. But this is the first time I’m travelling a lot. So diabetes wise, here is my plan:
I bought a mini travel fridge (holds 6 vials) and 48 hour travel packs to keep my insulin cool
tons of pump supplies, and needles and lantis (just in case)
On my archaeological dig I am going to lower my basal to 30% at first because it’ll be hot and test frequently.
I bought a fanny pack (how cool will I be?) to keep my pump, glucagon, glucose tabs in, and the travel pack for my pump to keep it cool on the dig.
Wearing my medic alert bracelet
Keeping doctor’s note and email close at hand
Any other tips? Will anyone be in those countries this summer and be interested in meeting up?