By 95ncountin Latest Reply 2013-03-27 12:11:05 -0500
Started 2013-03-27 05:16:33 -0500

Recently diagnosed with type II. Recently as in two weeks ago. BG running high since Saturday. Scheduled to fly out for Easter on Friday with fam to see DD & her husband. Stressful. Lol. Am feeling unsure about wisdom of trip while feeling so punk. Any thoughts on travel with this? Is it an issue at all? Should I wait till numbers better? Not usually indecisive but don't have my footing with this diabetes yet.

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raccoon mana
raccoon mana 2013-03-27 10:54:48 -0500 Report

go and enjoy time with your family. just watch what you eat and remember to get some exercise to help lower your levels.

Nick1962 2013-03-27 10:23:21 -0500 Report

Go and have a good time. Enjoy yourself and reduce some of that stress. As Moon suggests, pack some snacks like a big bag of almonds in your carry-on and munch a handful every hour or so. Don’t even attempt to buy this at the airport unless you have taken out a small personal loan.
I agree with James below and better to travel a little high than low. I’ve been to a lot of places since diagnosed and the only problems I had were overdoing it on the local cuisine and beverages, and trying to get on a small commuter flight back into the US from a country where airport security (at least none that day) had never seen a glucometer.

95ncountin 2013-03-27 11:03:53 -0500 Report

Lol. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm the strong, stoic, can handle everything type. Will stay that way for the fam. But here, nope. Lol. Just being real.
Had cancer 12 years ago. It's gone, but shock to my spirit with T2 has been equivalent. Trying to make sense of it. Thanks for your patience. :)

Nick1962 2013-03-27 12:11:05 -0500 Report

Yeah, I'm the same way, but do have days i just need to take the weight off the shoulders for a while. For most, being T2 is nothing compared to cancer, so you're way ahead of the game.
Let someone else make the plans and just enjoy the trip. Hopefully the first of many to come.

moon74 2013-03-27 10:09:27 -0500 Report

Don't wait till numbers are better. Stress will make your numbers higher. You didn't say what meds you are on. You have started a journey. Do you have a testing kit ? Keep records of your numbers. Pay attention to the foods you eat. Bread is not your friend. lol. You will surrive and come out a winner. Be cautious of alcohol. Always have a snack with you. And water. When you fly , you can take an empty bottle and fill it with water ,once thru security. They won't let you take liquid thru security. Jayabee52 gave you the tsa website . It is awesome. If you carry meds you will need a letter from your dr. This seems overwhelming I am sure. I remember those first few months and I was freaked. Actually first was denial. lol. And remember most people think if you don't eat sugar , your diabetes will go away. lol. Learn as much as you can . Be kind to yourself. This is just a different way of life. Not better, not worse, just different.

jayabee52 2013-03-27 06:04:40 -0500 Report

"95", If you're high it is better than if you are low for travel IMHO. At least I would prefer to travel a bit high myself. That way I'm not subject to lows and at risk to pass out.

Do you have your medications with you (if any)? Befrore you go, You might wish to take a look at the TSA website here ~ (click the appropriate links on that page)

If you are incompaciatated there is a service in the airport which can wheel you from the curb Through security, to the gate. I know it saved me a lot of time grief and effort due to my neuropathy pain when I was flying back and forth last summer. (it also saves a lot of time standing in line waiting to be checked through security)

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