General Packing Tips
What to Pack:
In addition to the usual non-diabetes-related travel items, the following may serve as a starting point for identifying which diabetes supplies you may want to bring.
*Quantity to bring of each item
= (# typically used in a day) x (# of days away) x 2
Bring double what you would normally need if you want to be really sure you don’t run out of diabetes supplies away from home! It can be very difficult to get more supplies away from home, and may even be impossible if you are traveling outside of Canada.
For example, if you use about 10 test strips each day at home, and you are travelling for 14 days, it's wise to pack at least twice the amount you would use at home, or 10 x 14 x 2 = 280 individual test strips.
The above information was significantly modified with permission from The Alberta Children’s Hospital Diabetes Clinic information handouts.
The above information was reviewed for content accuracy by clinical staff of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Diabetes Clinic.
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