The Department for Transport has announced changes to their policy for allowing liquids on board aircraft, which will take effect from 6 November.
For people with diabetes, this means that - provided a doctor's note is supplied - the amount of insulin and syringes/pens needed for a trip will be allowed on board.
Previously only 50ml of insulin was permitted, which for most people should have been enough for a few weeks away.
All medication should be placed in a clear plastic bag.
In case of hypos, people should buy a sugary or glucose drink after passing through passport control. The updated guidance still only permits liquids in containers of up to 100ml through security control.