Do you Want to make travelling with diabetes cheaper, safer and easier?

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Kristina Hale
"The book has great information that has been very helpful in planning our trip from the USA to France and Spain this summer. As a mother of a Type 1, I am very nervous about traveling outside of the USA for the first time with our son. But the information really has been very helpful. I keep looking back over it to make sure we are good."

The Ultimate Guide To Travelling With Type 1 Diabetes
[Revised for 2020]

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
Melissa Scott
"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."
Pradip Das
"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."
Ally Colton, JDRF
"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. 2020 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?

Absolutely. When you click the "Download Now" button below, you will be given the choice of inputting your payment details and credit card. If you wish to pay by debit card, then select the PayPal option. PayPal allows you to pay by debit card even if you don't have a PayPal account. When it asks you to log into your PayPal account, simply click the button below saying "Pay with Debit or Credit Card". If you have any troubles with this process, then please do contact us and we can help you through it.

Who is this eBook perfect for?

Type 1 diabetics
Parents of type 1 diabetics
Experienced and non-experienced diabetic travellers
Those travelling with non diabetics
Diabetics going for long backpacking holidays

Also includes:

Unlimited Lifetime Updates

As I continue to travel the world and learn more about managing type 1 diabetes abroad, I will regularly update the eBook. Once this happens you will be sent a new email with the updated version, free of charge.

Digital download

When you purchase the eBook, you will then be sent an email where you can download straight away.

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Read it at home, on the flight or abroad. It comes in PDF format which can be viewed on mobile devices, laptops and Kindle.
Irma Renk
"In my youth I travelled all over the world. Travelling more than 30 years ago was a big adventure, no internet, no mobile. Lonely Planet“ was the guide I was travelling with. Now, travelling with a teenage daughter T1D, travelling is even more adventurous... I just love your book, gives me a lot of important information - THANK YOU!"

Travelling With Diabetes:101
[Online course: Updated for 2020]

What is the course layout?

1. Welcome to our course!

  • An intro to Travelling with Diabetes 101

2. Pre-trip planning

  • Preparing your body and mind for travel
  • Finding travel insurance
  • Gathering Supplies
  • Preparing for emergencies in advance

3. In the air

  • Airport security
  • On The Plane
  • Switching Time Zones With Insulin
  • Dealing with jet lag
  • How does insulin work in different countries?

4. Gathering extra travel aids

  • The MedAngel One Sensor
  • Choosing a diabetic ID and the importance of them
  • Insulin pump pouches
  • How to travel with an insulin pump & CGM

5. During your trip

  • How to deal with altitude
  • Managing your diabetes in the heat
  • Managing your diabetes in the cold
  • A Guide to Switching from Insulin pump to insulin pens
  • Drinking alcohol while travelling

6. Post-trip review

  • Reflect and record
  • My biggest disasters and how I dealt with them

7. Carb counting 101: Your private mini course

  • Welcome!
  • Understanding Carbs, Proteins and Fats
  • Everything you need to know about Carbs
  • Finding a carb to insulin ratio

8. Rounding off

  • My final thoughts and words of advice
"My biggest fear has always been that diabetes will hold me back from seeing the world. It's inspiring to know there's someone out there proving it can be done."
"This course (and the book) is reassuring to a mother of a type 1 diabetic. It's filled with tips and tricks that have helped us organise our trips away. "
"I think it's a really great idea to cover all the things you need to know for travelling with type 1 diabetes in an online course. I really love it."

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the course?

Once you pay using the button below, you will then be sent a link that will direct you to Teachable, where you can create your account. It is simple, all you do is create a personal password that will allow you to access the course anytime you wish. Then, you can pause and continue the course anytime from your laptop, tablet or mobile device, as long as you have WiFi.

What is Teachable?

Teachable is an online platform where students can access courses. We chose Teachable because it is very easy to use for you, the student. It is also incredibly high quality and allows you to interact with the course through structured quizzes. There is also the ability for you to ask us questions and for us to engage with you.

What do I do if I have questions?

As a student of the course, you will have access to priority support from us at all times! You simply leave a comment on the lecture you are struggling with and we can respond and have conversations with you right there!

How long does the course take to complete?

The course is designed in such a way that it can be done at any pace. As you can see listed above, the course is conveniently divided up into different topics. As such, you can spend longer on certain topics and less on others.

Do I have a time limit on how long I can access the course?

Nope. Once you purchase and access the course, you have membership for life. This means you can revisit key topics whenever you like.

Will you be updating the course?

Yes. Much like our popular eBook, we will be updating the course regularly. This will be because of new technological developments, new products becoming available and also us gaining even more information from the diabetes community we have built.

Is the course only for certain nationalities?

We designed the course to be as applicable to as many nations as possible. In particular, those from the UK and US will find everything you should need. As the healthcare systems vary across countries, some information regarding equipment and prices might differ. However, the core advice can be applied to any type 1 diabetic.

Will this information replace the advice from my DSN?

No. We are by no means medically trained and the circumstances of every type 1 can vary greatly. As such, you should use this information to support your knowledge of your condition and how to travel. But you should never ignore what your doctor says. We can accept no liability for you failing to follow your doctor’s health advice.

Is it only type 1’s who can take the course?

Absolutely not. The course provides a detailed overview of traveling with diabetes and is useful for friends of those traveling with type 1’s, as well as parents looking to better support their child whilst away.

Who is this course designed for?

Type 1 diabetics
Parents of type 1 diabetics
Experienced and non-experienced diabetic travellers
Those travelling with non diabetics
Diabetics going for long backpacking holidays

Also includes:

Unlimited Lifetime Updates

As I continue to travel the world and learn more about managing type 1 diabetes abroad, I will regularly update the course with information and quizzes. Once this happens you will be able to access the updates immediately.


Course members can receive priority support at all times. You can comment on individual topics and also engage with fellow type 1's taking the course.

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Access modules at home or abroad at any time. All modules can be viewed on mobile devices, laptops and tablets.
Emily, JDRF
"This eBook is a wonderful achievement, it's full of really great information and is so good to know it comes from your own experience!"

About the creator of "travelling with diabetes 101" & author of "The Ultimate Guide to Travelling with type 1 diabetes"

"Having travelled to over 25 countries since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I've come across my fair share of challenges. I started this blog with a desire to help spread those experiences and showcase the difficulties and risks that can be associated with travelling with type 1 diabetes. I want to help you overcome those challenges and keep fellow travellers safe.

This eBook is the culmination of over a decade worth of personal experience and is, what I would consider, the go-to guide for all aspects of managing your diabetes while abroad. When researching extra content, I spoke to fellow travellers I met along the way, to medical professionals, and to medical equipment suppliers All of the advice I am giving is accurate to my best ability.

I love to travel, and I believe everyone should have the equal chance to experience the beauty of this world and to see the things I have done. This eBook is the perfect way to help remove the fear of travelling by giving you step-by-step guides and checklists on what to look out for and what to do in an emergency, so that you don't make any of the common mistakes that can be made."
Some of my proudest achievements:
  • I’ve been a speaker at JDRF events in Scotland and Ireland.
  • I was first diagnosed with type 1 when I was 16. Nine years later, I’ve travelled to more than 40 countries
  • This includes modern European cities and incredibly remote locations like a week spent sailing down the Amazon River
  • I was featured in Diabetes UK’s summer magazine in 2017
  • I’ve been featured on numerous website and am a regular guest contributor for The Blonde Abroad (ranked as the 6th most-visited travel blog in the world in 2017)
  • In the last 12 months, my diabetes-related posts on Dream Big, Travel Far have been read more than 25,000 times by diabetics from over 150 countries

Bonus #1 - Resource Pack

When you buy any package, you'll also receive a resource pack that contains the following 13 things:

  1. The Ultimate Pre-Trip Checklist
  2. Managing Your Diabetes In The Heat
  3. Managing Your Diabetes In The Cold
  4. Top Tips For Your Type 1 Diabetic Child
  5. Your Diabetic Supplies Guide
  6. 8 Emergency Phrase Guides
  7. Example Medical Travel Letter
  8. Emergency Contact List
  9. 10 Step Cheat Sheet For Going On A City Break
  10. Blood Glucose Conversion Chart
  11. Various Countries And Their Blood Glucose Values Chart
  12. Alcohol And Carbohydrates Chart
  13. Dealing With Altitude Cheat Sheet

Bonus #2 - Discount Sheet

With every purchase, you will receive a discount sheet that includes exclusive offers that total more than $195 worth of discounts! You'll receive personalised one-time-use codes for each one. Except for JustTravelCover, whereby you can use your code for an unlimited number of trips!

This includes:

= More Than $195 in savings on diabetic travel supplies!!

Giving back to charitable type 1 causes

15% of all money raised is put straight towards charitable causes that directly have an impact on the lives of type 1 diabetics. This gives us the chance to create more special memories, just like in Bolivia:

Donating £600 as well as other life-changing pieces of equipment to this type 1 diabetic centre in La Paz, Bolivia.

14 day money back guarantee

If, after buying this eBook, you don't think it can help you to travel further and more easily with type 1 diabetes, then we will happily refund you the full amount paid. As long as you have not yet used any of the discounts.

"I searched high & low for genuine information from other T1D’s when it comes to travel, with absolutely no luck! Stumbling across the e-book has answered every question and more that I hadn’t even thought of! Cazzy was super helpful and it’s so reassuring to know that I don’t have to give up the life I wanted to live just because my body doesn’t always work the way I want it to! Xx"

Choose Your Ideal Package Today


  • Traveling With Diabetes 101
  • Bonus #1 - Resource Pack
  • Bonus #2 - Discount Sheet

Course + eBook combined

  • The Ultimate Guide To Travelling With Type 1 Diabetes
  • Course Name
  • Bonus #1 - Resource Pack
  • Bonus #2 - Discount Sheet


  • The Ultimate Guide To Travelling With Type 1 Diabetes
  • Bonus #1 - Resource Pack
  • Bonus #2 - Discount Sheet
*Offer is valid to those who purchase the "Course + eBook Combined" package. You can choose your diabetic ID from a selection of different bracelets. You can view these here.
After you make your purchase, you'll be sent instructions on how to select your favourite ID.