Flying the Friendly Skies with Diabetes
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If you’re going to fly the friendly skies this summer and have diabetes, plan ahead for a good take off.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments from the NIH. I’m the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Before stepping on a plane, take these steps:
- Pack all your diabetes supplies in your carry-on luggage.
- Carry enough of your prescription medication with you to last your entire trip – and extra to cover any emergencies.
- Wear ID that explains you have diabetes.
- Plan for time zone changes to ensure you take medications on time.
- Take enough food for the entire flight, even if meals will be served.
- And, if you’re leaving the country, find out if immunizations are required, and make sure you get the right shots, on time.
To learn more, visit our website at NIDDK or MyMajicDC.com . This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more “Healthy Moments.”
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