Weight loss seems to be the go-to recommendation (from just about anyone) when it comes to most health-related concerns, especially diabetes. But weight loss and diabetes management often get conflated; the first doesn’t necessarily improve the second. That’s not to say that weight loss doesn’t help some people on their health journey, but solely focusing on weight ignores many other factors of health and wellbeing.
Traveling can introduce a lot of variables to your blood sugar management. Delayed flights, changes in time zones, different eating patterns, and varying activity levels can all impact blood sugars. Something as simple as forgetting to pack a snack or accidentally overheating your insulin on the beach can really impact blood sugars. I’ve certainly had my share of diabetes mishaps while traveling, and believe me, a little extra attention to planning and packing can make traveling with diabetes a whole lot easier. Here are my 12 tips for traveling with type 1 diabetes: