Holiday tips for diabetics

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HOLIDAYS are approaching and many of your readers will be preparing to go on holiday in this country or abroad.

Going on holiday for people with diabetes is not quite so straight forward and requires more planning, especially for those treated with insulin. The security at airports and on flights means that carrying injection devices and insulin on planes requires arrangements to be made.

The InDependent Diabetes Trust [IDDT] provides a Holiday Information Pack with tips on looking after diabetes in hot weather, carrying tablets and insulin to other countries and holiday insurance.

It also includes IDDT’s booklet ‘Diabetes – Everyday Eating’ and the ‘Hospital Passport’ for people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. When completed the Passport contains details of how they manage their diabetes, medications, meals and any allergies, so if people carry this Passport with them, they have a record of these details, if they should be needed.

We are happy send this FREE Holiday Pack to your readers if they contact IDDT on 01604 622837, email enquiries@iddtinternational.org or write to IDDT, PO Box 294, Northampton NN1 4XS.

We do hope you will let your readers know how we can help.

Jenny Hirst

IDDT