In June, my fiance and I are going to Spain for a week. I'm super excited! And nervous! I've never traveled abroad before.
I want to pack as light as possible, of course. And I'm curious how I'm going to pull that off with all my diabetes supplies. I'm not sure how overboard I should go with backup supplies. First thoughts are:
- Extra vial of insulin
- Twice as many pump infusion sets as I would normally need in a week.
- Lots of test strips
- Back up meter
- Glucose tabs / snacks
- Some syringes in case my pump decides it hates me and breaks.
- On the last note, should I bring some long acting insulin? Or is this being ridiculous?
I'm going to Spain and not the middle of the desert or anything. If something happened, I'm sure I could get insulin? Maybe Medtronic could still help if my pump broke? Or maybe all of that would be a huge pain.
I tend to over think things too much. I'm also paranoid about keeping supplies in both carry-on and checked-bag. BUT man, what I would do for Mary Poppin's bag for this trip...