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Plan ahead for your holiday if you have diabetes
5:00pm Tuesday 24th July 2012 in Letters
THE summer holidays are approaching, and many readers will be preparing to go on holiday in this country or abroad.
Going on holiday for people with diabetes is not quite so straightforward, and requires more planning, especially for those treated with insulin.
The added security at airports and on flights means that carrying injection devices and insulin on planes has become more complicated.
The Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) provides a holiday information pack with tips on looking after diabetes in hot weather, carrying tablets and insulin to other countries and holiday insurance.
It also includes IDDT’s hospital passport for people with Type One and Type Two diabetes.
When completed the passport contains details about how to manage diabetes, medications, meals and any allergies, so people have the record with them if it should be required.
For a free holiday pack contact IDDT on 01604 622837, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write to IDDT, PO Box 294, Northampton NN1 4XS.