Tips for safe travel during holidays with diabetes

Safe travel with Diabetes

Do you have diabetes and are planning to go on a holiday? It does not matter whether it is type 1 or type 2 diabetes. People with diabetes can have some minor or major complications related to diabetes.

Commonly encountered problems include:

  • Hyperglycaemia (High blood glucose)
  • Hypoglycaemia (Low blood glucose)
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state (HSS)
  • Complications of diabetes like foot ulcers, stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, clots and many more

Read this article and all the information provided below. Holidays are intended to relax and have a good time with family and friends. However, if you become unwell and need hospital admission, you not only ruin your holiday but also for the people accompanying you.

Good planning and preparation will prevent any complication with diabetes.

This is more important in the current climate. We are going through COVID-19 pandemic and there are travel restrictions and risk of being quarantined. Every country has its own rules and regulations. In addition you need to consider the weather and availability of medicines in the country of travel.

Please click on the link below to read the article on Diabetes UK website

Dr Chinnadorai Rajeswaran is a consultant Physician specialising in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity. As a private endocrinologist he  has private endocrine, diabetes and weight loss clinics in Harley Street, London, Chennai (India), Claremont Hospital, Sheffield, Nuffield Hospital, Leeds and Simplyweight, Bradford.

He has face to face consultations with people from Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Bradford, Harrogate, Leeds, Sheffield, London and Chennai (India). He also offers video consultations.

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