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Traveling Longhaul with Insulin

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by Janr20, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. Janr20

    Janr20 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi all

    Need your help I have a longhaul flight from Nz to South America in 5 months time. I use Lantus @2130 daily and NovoRapid evening meal complicated by short term memory loss.

    Last time I went to Morocco via Dubai I struggled with working out what doses of insulins for both to give on way there and way home. I usually travel on night flights .

    It was my first time travelling with insulin overseas. I took 2 frio packs which worked well. But there was nowhere to dispose of my needles in Morocco or Spain. I carried all the usual letters.

    I'm not good with calculating time zones, need my instructions written down by GP

    Any suggestions @leslie10152 quick hints what to do what not to do to make it easier for me this time to South America.
     
  2. Alberti

    Alberti Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi
    Been Type 1 since 3 years ago. Before that travelled the world and I still do. Now in Indonesia. Flying Long Haul between Finland and Singapore at least twice a year. 12 hours night flight. Have my insulin in Frio bags and they work fine. Also have always some kind of own Lunchbox with me. Normally I take my Lantus at 9 pm. A few days before flight take my lantus each day an hour earlier. On departure date it will be then at 5 pm in Finland. This is Singapore time 11 pm. After arrival in Singapore again 3 days an hour earlier insuline intake and back to normal routine of lantus at 9pm. This is a flight from west to east. I change this routine otherway round when returning. Work fine for me,never had problems
     
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  3. PaulAshby

    PaulAshby Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Buy a needle clipper from a chemist,they're cheap
     
  4. PaulAshby

    PaulAshby Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Or carry them home with you Jan
     
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  5. jonjaz

    jonjaz Type 2 · Member

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    I use a small plastic sharps bin from Amazon no problems with the airlines on my last 2 trips from UK to Singapore and UK to Shanghai Frio cool bag for the insulin pens. I also forget stuff so each night I put 2 needles in with my BS tester as I take insulin twice a day I know if there is 1 left I need to take insulin. Test first sometimes my BS has been low on long haul flights so I either take a smaller dose or skip it completely.
     
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