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I was just diagnosed with diabetes in September and after reading all the different stages of reaction, I think I am in the depressed stage. I just find it all so scary with everything I read.. I have been watching my carbs and can only have 45 for a meal. This sure makes eating difficult for me but I am trying to adjust. I am going to fly to the USA for the first time since my diagnosis and wonder if there are any tips anyone can help me with. I am concerned about taking enough insulin for my visit and how to keep it refrigerated while traveling. I have a long travel day, leave home at 9 a.m. and reach my destination after midnight. I am glad I found this forum.
 

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I can only say welcome as I'm a Type 2, but I know there are a number of Type 2's here who will come to your rescue, but I believe you will be fine with a ***** pack kind of insulated bag, if that is needed.

Pull up a stool and have some of the very good Cheddar and wait for some friends come along who can help you more.

Good luck and have a good trip,
 

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There are insulin cooling packs that can maintain cooling for more than 45 hours, so you should be okay with these Frio Insulin Cooling Cases.

We can also help you reduce your carb intake . . . are you on both basal & bolus insulin?

Welcome to DF, Murray - I hope you'll be visiting us often.


p.s. And Pat? We discovered this week that our resident automatic censor blocks the work fănny . . . because it's a pretty vulgar reference in Australia . . . who knew?! ;)
 

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I don't really know what kind of insulin I am taking. I take the Lantus Solarstar Pen at night. I am not on any other type of medication for diabetes. I was traveling in the States when I thought I had a bladder infection and it turned out to be diabetes and my visit to the doctor was a one time visit and didn't get much information, just prescriptions. The reason I am going to the States this week is to see a kidney specialist for the kidney disease I also found out I had. The US doctors rotate down here so I don't have anyone that I can see on a regular basis. They just spend 1 month here. Tough living in a third world country when it comes to medical care. I thought I could see a kidney specialist here but there are none in the country, so back to the States I go. I will get a better handle on my diabetes care and plan to see a dietician also for help with the diet for diabetes, high cholostrol, kidney disease, and anemia. Found all this out in one swell swoop and a little overwhelming. I understand now from reading they are all related to diabetes. I wish I had known about those insulin insulated bags sooner. I will order one while I am in the States and have it for the trip home and my next trip. Thanks everyone!
 

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Welcome aboard i am Martina from Burnaby BC Canada i am a type 2 for 6 years and i am on lantus insulin twice a day
 

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:welcome: to our forum!

I am not insulin-dependent so can't offer much except good luck with your trip!

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