Holiday Travel for Diabetics

by Mark Benson on December 7, 2011

Travel affects diabetes management

The time of travel to visit family and friends is here. With the travel, many daily routines are altered to adapt to the new surroundings and the celebrations. These changes, aside from the food, make diabetes management a little trickier.

According to Ella Brock, RN, CDE and the Diabetes Education Specialist at ETMC Henderson said, “We are creatures of habit. The slightest change in our routine can throw us off, which can be dangerous for people with diabetes. It’s important that when they travel they remember to check their blood glucose levels on a regular basis, and perhaps, even more frequently, because travel and changes in schedule can affect those levels.” [click to continue…]