There are things that we all have to think about when we travel, whether it’s a fleeting visit for business, or a well deserved long break, we find ourselves making checklists of all the things we need to remember to pack or do before we go. Being on the move has never been easier - thanks to regular flights, ferries and trains, we’re able to travel wherever, however, and almost whenever we like. With businesses opening hubs around the world, whole families relocating their lives to new countries, and students gaining international experience as part of their studies, being globally mobile has become part of a lifestyle for many.
With an estimated 422 million people around the world currently living with diabetes, we wanted to find out more about how to handle travel if you’re diabetic. We spoke to our physiologists and nutritionists, Thomas Rothwell and Georgina Camfield, to find out more about how to take a hassle free trip.
There are lots of new factors to consider if you, your child or someone you’re travelling with has been recently diagnosed with diabetes; from crossing time-zones and changes in climate to new cuisines and the logistics of the travelling itself.