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Long term travel and getting supplies?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Klang180, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Klang180

    Klang180 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone

    I have wanted to go travelling for a long time but thought that having type one diabetes (since 9, now 30) would prohibit me doing so. Now that i am better controlled and feel more empowered i don't want to let it stop me anymore. As a result i would like to go travelling for a longer time. Initially i am going to South America for 2 months, which is easily enough for me to take stuff with me. However i would like to go for longer in the future ideally.

    Does anyone therefore know how i would go about getting enough supplies for a trip of 6 months or more? I am not blessed with loads of money so would prefer to do it as cheaply as possible so any suggestions would be appreciated. I am mainly concerned about the glucose strips as i use about 8 a day and therefore need quite a few.

    Can anyone help me with any experiences of their own?
     
  2. VickiT11979

    VickiT11979 · Well-Known Member

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    The NHS will supply enough of your regular meds to last up to 3months if you're going abroad - after that you have to either see a Dr & get prescriptions from them there or buy what you need from a pharmacy.
     
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