You are advised to obtain full health insurance with comprehensive cover. Check what insurance cover you have or will need and the geographical area of cover. Read all the small print in the policy so that you know what you will be covered and what will not. Make sure your policy will cover you in case of a diabetes emergency related matter while abroad.
Animas sick day protocol - good device for remembering to check every 4 hours, up insulin if necessary, 10 carbs per hour to stay hydrated if appetite is poor (for our toddler's weight), and keep checking for ketones.
With the right preparation a short holiday or a long journey is just as feasible for people living with diabetes as it is for non-diabetics. But good planning is important in order to enable you to enjoy as many carefree days as possible. Ideally you should start planning your trip well in advance of your departure date.
If your hands are cold, you may have to warm them up to get a good blood sugar reading. Wash them in warm water before testing. Your meter will work best when it’s kept in a room where the temperature is between 50 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile, make sure your diabetes supplies are easily accessible. If you’re flying, be sure to put all of your supplies in your carry-on bags. Back-up insulin should also be kept in your carry-on, because checked baggage can be exposed to extreme cold or heat that can spoil insulin, and ruin glucometers
In peritoneal dialysis (PD), your blood is cleaned inside your body, not outside your body. The lining of your abdomen (the peritoneum) acts as a natural filter. A cleansing solution, called dialysate, flows into your abdomen (your belly) through a soft tube called a PD catheter. The PD catheter is placed during minor surgery. Wastes and extra fluid pass from your blood into the cleansing solution.