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Travel, events and festivals

There are plenty of people living with Type 1 diabetes who travel around the world: crossing time zones, travelling for work and pleasure, taking city breaks, relaxing holidays, ski adventures, gap years, or trying to secure next summer’s festival tickets.

Preparation and planning are essential for any trip. Taking extra time to ensure that you have your diabetes covered will help to reduce the risks of a trip being cut short or you ending up in a difficult situation miles from home. This is especially important if you are about to embark on your first travel experience without parents or older adults.

Whether you are staying overnight, for the weekend or for a few months, take twice as much of your diabetes supplies as you would normally use. You will need to find your own method of packing your supplies so that you know where everything is. This can take some practice and some creativity if you’re trying to pack light!