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Traveling from 2001

  1. I have read recently that a pregnant woman may fly up to her 36th week of gestation, but a pregnant woman with diabetes should not fly. Can you explain why? (20 Dec 2001)
  2. What brands and strengths of insulin are available on Barbados? (26 Nov 2001)
  3. My son may be spending a year in Iceland as a foreign exchange student. Any recommendations for his diabetes care? (15 Oct 2001)
  4. We are planning a trip to Club Med with our son who has type 1 diabetes and need some advice about how to handle meals and snacks at an all-inclusive resort. (13 Oct 2001)
  5. How do we find out about standard of health care in Thailand? (28 Sep 2001)
  6. I am going to leave home to attend a university. Can you give me some advice as I will be far from home? (22 Sep 2001)
  7. My 11 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about three months ago, and we are going on holiday to Spain where measure the blood sugar level differently than in the UK. I need a conversion chart. (5 Sep 2001)
  8. I have diabetes, and I will be traveling to Moscow and Kazakhstan for a month. Do you have any information on hospitals or doctors in these areas? (10 Aug 2001)
  9. Do you have any thoughts on how to handle the timing of the Lantus injections for a trip from the USA to England? (7 Aug 2001)
  10. Do I need any special identification saying that I have diabetes? Do I need any special information to take my insulin and syringes across the border? (28 Jul 2001)
  11. Have I made a mistake in booking to go for so long? (26 Jul 2001)
  12. My son is traveling with us to Spain, and our doctor has directed me to figure out the best way to handle the change in insulin dosage. (12 Jul 2001)
  13. Any information on traveling long distances without parental supervision would be greatly appreciated. (5 Jul 2001)
  14. Can you let me know about the Frio wallets? (5 Jun 2001)
  15. We are planning to visit Arizona in the summer and would like some advice regarding high ambient temperatures and pump use. (24 May 2001)
  16. Do you have any advice for us about travel in a less developed country? (24 May 2001)
  17. During two exciting weeks in Barbados, I had one or two hypos every day (mostly in the afternoon), and I couldn't find any explanation. (8 Mar 2001)
  18. Can a pharmacy refuse insulin without a prescription? (24 Feb 2001)
  19. I am planning a three week trip to Thailand where the temperature can be as high as 33 C. Will my penfills be all right? (23 Jan 2001)
  20. I am considering applying for a job in India. Would I have access to metformin? Do you have any other advice? (15 Jan 2001)

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