SELFCARE SATURDAY – 9 Ways to Stay Active and Healthy while Traveling with Diabetes 

Hello everyone, and welcome to our latest edition of Diabetes Patient Education. My name is Dr. B Jagadish, and I am your diabetes wellbeing coach.
Today, we are going to be talking about a topic that many of you may be interested in – staying active and healthy while traveling with diabetes. Whether you are taking a short road trip or going on a long international vacation, it is important to take care of your health and wellness while on the go.
So, let’s dive in and take a look at 9 ways to stay active and healthy while traveling with diabetes.
Pack healthy snacks. When you are on the road or in the air, it can be easy to grab unhealthy snacks like chips or candy. Make sure to pack some healthier options like nuts, fruits, or protein bars to keep your blood sugar levels stable.
Stay hydrated. It is important to stay hydrated at all times, but especially when you are traveling. Pack a water bottle and refill it regularly to keep your body hydrated and functioning at its best.
Don’t skip meals. It can be tempting to skip meals when you are on the go, but this can lead to low blood sugar levels. Make sure to plan out your meals and stick to your regular eating schedule as much as possible.
Stay active. Find ways to stay active while you are traveling, whether it’s taking a walk or going for a swim. Exercise can help to regulate your blood sugar levels and improve your overall health.
Monitor your blood sugar levels. Make sure to regularly check your blood sugar levels to ensure they are in a healthy range. Pack your glucose meter and any other necessary equipment to make monitoring easy.
Keep your medications with you. Make sure to pack all of your medications and keep them with you at all times. It is also a good idea to bring a list of your medications and dosages with you in case of an emergency.
Use caution when trying new foods. It can be tempting to try new and exotic foods when you are traveling, but be sure to use caution. Avoid foods that are high in sugar or carbohydrates, and make sure to check with your healthcare team before trying anything new.
Pack your insulin. If you are taking insulin, make sure to pack enough for your entire trip and bring it with you in your carry-on luggage. Insulin should never be checked in your luggage.
Communicate with your healthcare team. It is important to keep in touch with your healthcare team while you are traveling. Let them know your travel plans and any concerns you may have so they can help you stay healthy and manage your diabetes.
I hope these tips have been helpful for you. Remember, it is important to take care of your health and wellness while traveling with diabetes. By following these tips, you can enjoy your trip and stay active and healthy.
Thank you for tuning in to our Diabetes Patient Education program. If you have any questions or need additional support, don’t hesitate to reach out to me or your healthcare team. Until next time, take care and stay healthy.
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