Diabetes Travel Tips

By Type1Lou Latest Reply 2014-07-08 21:26:52 -0500
Started 2014-07-05 10:48:17 -0500

Here's a link to a video about traveling with diabetes…hope you find it helpful during this vacation season!

17 replies

H8havingDiabetes 2014-07-06 23:08:04 -0500 Report

I really wish the links being posted would show up as links. It would be so much easier to click than to write them down and enter manually.

GabbyPA 2014-07-06 09:26:44 -0500 Report

I like it. Simple and to the point and to be honest, not really very complicated to follow. Just like being at home in a different place.

Glucerna 2014-07-05 16:01:01 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing this link and the helpful info. "Be prepared" isn't just the Boy Scouts' motto - it's essential for people with diabetes. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-07-05 13:33:39 -0500 Report

Thank You Lou for the info link. I went to it and book marked it. We are wanting to go across country to see the grand kids, but It looks like we won't be going till Christmas or next Spring. That's why I book marked it, for later use.
I hope you had a wonderful 4th.

Type1Lou 2014-07-05 15:14:55 -0500 Report

Glad you found it bookmark-worthy! My birthday was a few days ago and my husband surprised me with a trip to Orlando (2 hours away) to see Cirque du Soleil. The show was awesome and we stayed overnight. We were able to see Downtown Disney's fireworks from our hotel room…I thanked my husband for "arranging" that birthday display for me (LOL)..it was an early beginning to a nice holiday weekend. Hope yours was grand too!

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-07-05 19:27:42 -0500 Report

Heres a lot HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish for you. Wising all your dreams come true. I am Sorry I missed your birthday. Glad you had a great time. My birthday is in July coming up soon.

jigsaw 2014-07-05 16:20:51 -0500 Report

Happy belated birthday!!! That was a terrific gift! Glad you had a good time! I haven't read the link as of yet, but I will.

My wife and I have been doing alot more lately, now that my little girl ( dog ) is no longer with us. We spent the other day in Myrtle Beach for starters, and saw the show One. Not in the class of Cirque du Soleil, but never the less a very good show and time. After that we had a terrific seafood dinner, and called it an eve. Myrtle Beach is only a 11/2 hours away. Now we have to start figuring where we want to go next. My wife keeps bugging me to take her to the Opry in Nashville Tennessee. I think she would really enjoy a good show on Broadway, but I dislike goiing to Manhattan. So many choices to consider! Hawaii, Las Vegas, maybe the Grand Canyon , and Yellowstone??? I miss my dog terribly, but now that I can travel, it's an awesome feeling of freedom!

Type1Lou 2014-07-05 17:18:51 -0500 Report

We almost bought a retirement home at the mouth of the Cape Fear River in southern North Carolina…you could see Myrtle Beach from there. ..great seafood restaurants! My husband and I have been to Hawaii twice and absolutely love it, especially the Big Island. We honeymooned at the Grand Canyon and, if you've never been, it is truly awesome and breath-taking. Our trip to Yellowstone in 2010 got hi-jacked by a severe low BG that landed me in a Pocatello Idaho hospital for 36 hours…we never made it to Yellowstone so that's still on the bucket list. Las Vegas has lots of great shows and is also a good landing spot to visit Hoover dam, Lake Mead and the Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park. We are traveling as much as we can while we still can. Last summer, we did a Baltic Sea Cruise that started out in Copenhagen Denmark and visited Estonia, Finland, St Petersburg, Russia, Sweden and Germany…that was a wonderful trip. Although pets are terrific companions it is also nice to be footloose and fancy-free. Bon Voyage!

jigsaw 2014-07-06 07:07:53 -0500 Report

I watched the video, and it was precise and to the point. Some excellent tips, that can make the difference between a positive, and negative experience.

Appears that you have been having a good time traveling! That is really terrific.

I did do quite a bit of traveling by myself, before I retired. I got to see much of the US including Alaska, as required by my job. Never made it to Hawaii, but I did have a two day layover in Las Vegas, and it was on the companies nickel. Unfortunately, my wife was not with me in my business travels, so hopefully, we can compensate for that now!