Things to pack

Things to pack for when you are away from home.

When you’re packing your sun hat, bucket and spade, don’t forget your diabetes kit, too! Here are a few things to remember when you’re getting ready for your holiday. 

  • Spare insulin – so you have extra, or in case you lose your insulin and you can’t get any more where you’re staying.
  • Spare pen and needles or all your pump stuff – just in case you lose anything.
  • BD Safe-clip – for used needles.
  • Spare lancets – for your finger pricker.
  • Spare testing strips – for your meter.
  • Spare blood glucose monitor – in case yours gets lost or broken.
  • Ketone testing strips.
  • Glucagon or Glucogel – or anything else you use to treat a hypo.
  • Snacks – in your hand luggage, just in case.
  • Money – some coins for vending machines so you can buy food and drink as soon as you arrive if you need to.
  • Mum and Dad’s, or guardian’s, numbers – in case you get separated. 
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