When you’re on the go
Many people with type 2 diabetes are on the go: They’re traveling, whether for business or pleasure. If your day involves catching a flight, be sure to bring all the supplies you’ll need while you’re away, such as medication or test strips. “I usually recommend taking twice as much as you need,” says Palmer. “Take them with your carry-on, so if your luggage gets lost, [you’ll still have] your medication and testing supplies.” An ice pack or small cooler will help keep your insulin cool.
It’s also a good idea to bring extra prescriptions in case your medication needs replacing or refilling. Some people with diabetes carry a doctor’s note to offset any problems travelling with syringes.