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Travel checklist for people with diabetes

If you are travelling internationally, you need to plan ahead and make sure you have everything you need before you set off. Use this checklist to make sure you are well prepared.

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Medications

Carry all your medications in your hand luggage. And check with your airline for up-to-date regulations about carrying medications on board aircraft. Or visit www.avsec.govt.nz/travellers/flysmart-faqs/ (the information on essential medicines is halfway down the page).

Testing equipment

Some countries use mg/dl on their meters. If you need to convert to mmol/l (for example, if you are talking to a health professional in a country that uses this measure), divide the mg/dl by 18.

Food and fluids

Other useful items

Compiled by Christchurch Diabetes Centre. Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Diabetes Services, Canterbury DHB. Updated February 2017.

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Review key: HIDIA-21832