What does it include?
This eBook covers all of the major concerns for those travelling with type 1 diabetes, including:
- What to do in an emergency whilst abroad
- Getting through airport security
- Managing blood sugars whilst in the sky
- Travelling with type 1 diabetic children
- Altitude and diabetes
- Counting carbs in foreign foods
- Keeping your insulin alive in hot and cold climates
- Info on travelling with insulin pumps and CGM’s
- Switching from insulin pump to pens
- Backpacking with T1D
- Hiking with diabetes
- Travelling with non-diabetics
- Travel vaccinations and how it affects your diabetes
- Skiing with diabetes
"I’m traveling in Europe for a month this year and this book has helped me start to prepare for this trip. I love this book.Well written and extremely useful."
"We really like the eBook. It was very helpful. Frio bag suggestion was excellent. Also, the airport related information and scanning tips helped us to prepare better."
"Really great book. I don't have type 1 myself but work for a charity supporting those who do. Lots of useful information."
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this only for people from the UK?
Definitely not! We designed this eBook with people from all nationalities in mind. In fact, we receive a lot of enquiries from people from America, so much of the information is directly applicable to those from the USA.
I've never travelled before, Is this for me?
This eBook is perfect if you have never travelled before with your diabetes. There are some crucial points to consider before you take a long or even a short trip abroad and these are all covered in detail at the start of the book.
I've already travelled, so why would I need it?
I constantly find that by speaking to other diabetics who have travelled I am able to pick up new tips and tricks to help me; especially with regards to what products I should buy. So it’s likely there are things in this eBook that you have never thought to consider. At the same time, I would love to hear from you if you have lots of experience travelling with diabetes and it would be amazing to share your stories on the blog!
Is this for people without diabetes as well?
One of the biggest issues as a type 1 diabetic is finding a suitable companion and preparing them for the potential struggles whilst travelling. So this eBook is really useful if you are not diabetic yourself but are travelling with someone who is. There is an entire section written by my travelling companion, Bradley, which gives you a good insight into what to expect and how to be best prepared.
My child has diabetes. Is it worth me buying this?
I am not a mother myself, but in writing this I have spoken to plenty of parents who travel with their type 1 child. They have offered some fantastic tips and they are all in here in their own dedicated section. Beyond that, the general advice on how to pack and what to do in an emergency will give you deep insight into your child's condition and what it's like to travel with type 1 diabetes.
Which companies have you spoken to?
We have spoken with all of the major pump and device manufacturers including Roche, Medtronic, Omnipod, Tandem and Animus. As well as essential accessory providers such as Frio and Myabetic. Beyond that, we have mentions and tips for all manner of other products you may need.
What countries have you been to?
I’ve travelled all over Europe, and further afield I’ve covered South America, Bangladesh, Central America South East Asia, including Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam and more. 2019 will see me heading to around 15 more countries all across Asia and potentially Africa. With all my new experiences, I will be updating this eBook, and you will have access to all of these updates completely free of charge at any time.
What file format is it available in?
The eBook will be emailed to you in PDF format, ready for you to download onto any device, including Kindle, laptops and mobile devices. If you are interested in a printed version of these eBook, please contact us.
How long will it take to read?
The guide is extremely in depth and is not designed to be read all in one go. I would recommend taking some time to read all of the preparation sections before travelling, and then in your own time and whilst abroad, update yourself on other chapters. The eBook is conveniently laid out so it is easy to navigate any points or issues as you need them solved.
Where does the money go?
15% of all profits go to the charitable projects we are currently working on and you can find out more about these on our blog. Any other money left will go towards the running costs of the blog and helping me to spread my experiences throughout the world.
Can I pay by debit card?
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