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Traveling from 2004

  1. Our family is planning a trip to Europe. Where can I get information about medical care for our son who has diabetes, should the need arise? (30 Dec 2004)
  2. My son will be traveling to Japan and will stay with a Japanese family. How can we make sure others know how to deal with medical emergencies? (9 Oct 2004)
  3. At a recent physical, my fasting glucose was slightly elevated. My A1c was 5.5% and fasting insulin was 3.5, abnormal, low. What does this mean? (15 Sep 2004)
  4. How risky is it for someone with type 1 diabetes to journey to India? (25 Aug 2004)
  5. How should my brother adjust his Lantus and NovoLog for a trip from Hong Kong to Los Angeles? (21 Aug 2004)
  6. I am going backpacking for the first time since I got my pump. Are there special precautions I should take? Where can I place my canulas? (21 Jul 2004)
  7. My daughter was just diagnosed with type 1 last week. How can we measure and avoid the temptation of all the food on board? (8 Jul 2004)
  8. I will be traveling to Paris and Athens this summer. Is glargine available in both countries? What do I do about a prescription? (30 Jun 2004)
  9. I plan to travel to South America and Asia. If I lose my diabetes supplies, can I get them in these countries? What if I have to get a different insulin? (26 Apr 2004)
  10. We are going to the beach for vacation. How do we keep sand out of the pump? (29 Mar 2004)
  11. On a recent trip to an amusement park, we were not allowed to take in our "low packs, " i.e. juice and snacks. How is this possible? Is this legal? (16 Mar 2004)
  12. My son uses a pump and we are going to Florida. Should I try to keep his diabetes supplies cool in the car? How do we keep the pump cool? (15 Mar 2004)
  13. After a recent flight, I discovered that my insulin pens had almost no pressure. Could this be related to the cabin pressure of the flight? (3 Mar 2004)
  14. We were told to take our son, who has type 1 diabetes, to the emergency room if he vomits. How do we handle this if we take him on a cruise? (3 Mar 2004)
  15. My wife and I are planning a world tour. Do you know how I can ship insulin cartridges to relatives we plan to visit? (20 Feb 2004)

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