According to global diabetes news, the volcanic ash cloud is disrupting air travel, and could be leaving people with diabetes short on medication. However, for most diabetics who are stranded, local healthcare and medical authorities are equipped to cope with the emergency.
For some patients with other conditions, the situation is becoming difficult. One American lady stuck in London filed a report about her thyroid condition, which requires her to take synthroid, which isn’t available in the UK. Chronic conditions make many people dependent on medication, including diabetes and heart disease .
Online resources indicate that those people with diabetes who are stranded should contact local healthcare resources for advice and support if necessary. The British Embassy in each country and the diabetes charity, Diabetes UK, should also have advice. For diabetics who are stranded in countries where the medication they need is not available, if you do not have backup medication and you are running out, contact the Embassy as soon as possible.

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