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Hard to control BG when traveling

Discussion in 'Prediabetes' started by Omar51, May 22, 2022.

  1. Omar51

    Omar51 · Well-Known Member

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    live in California, US. Just came back after spending 2 months in Asia. Controlling BG is hard enough and is more hard in new environments. You have to start all over again. Airline food is obviously not diabetic friendly. Coming back gets harder to get your taste back. Any suggestions to control BG while traveling will be helpful. Thanks
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use a libre whenever I am away. If it shows something has raised my bg then it's easier to stick with low carb until it comes back down again. Adjusting daily is easier than 2 monthly!
     
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    Omar51 · Well-Known Member

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    I am pre and travel a lot, libre is costly and very handy too. I check my BG regularly while traveling. I don’t take meds, thanks for the help and reply!
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Also becoming fat adapted so I am rarely hungry and know that I can fast without ill effects gets me through some travelling, especially refusing airline food.

    I also take nuts and packets of olives (ie things that don't need refrigeration) just in case. And any other packet snacks such as Cheesies and Pork crunchies.

    Also if there's language differences get a local to write "no sugar, no honey" on a piece of paper helps , especially in countries where the tea is always sweetened.
     
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    Yaya10_10 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Omar or perhaps Alsalam Alaikom:),
    If you do not take med you can take veg or no carb diet when you are travelling.
    It is hard for me when travelling tbh but luckily I do not travel much.
     
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    Omar51 · Well-Known Member

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    Language not much issue, English is almost universal, I only take black coffee, got to plan ahead, more planning the better for me, thanks for your help!
     
    #6 Omar51, May 24, 2022 at 3:34 AM
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    Omar51 · Well-Known Member

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    Assalamu Alaikum, Carry veggies good idea, I carry boiled eggs and eat egg white only. I am retired and like to travel. Thanks for info and your help!
     
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    #7 Omar51, May 24, 2022 at 3:41 AM
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