1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



You and Your Health

Health Tip: Diabetics, Pack Smart for Holiday Travel

Health Tip: Diabetics, Pack Smart for Holiday Travel

Photo: Diabetics, Pack Smart for Holiday Travel

Click Here to Enlarge Photo

Don’t leave home unprepared

If you’re diabetic and preparing to head out for the holidays, take care to carefully pack your medications and supplies.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions:

  Pack twice as much medication and supplies as you’ll need, in case there are delays in returning home.
  Pack glucose tablets/gel and some snacks.
  Carry an emergency contact number, your doctor’s name and phone, and your insurance card.
  Bring a medical identification card that identifies you as being diabetic.
  Pay attention to time zones and adjust your medication schedule accordingly.
  Pack an emergency glucagon kit.
  Pack insulin in an insulated bag with some ice packs.