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#DiabetesChat: Travel & Diabetes – Tips for a Safe Trip by @HelpAroundApp users (June 16, 2015)

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Summer is coming. Are you going on a trip soon? If you have diabetes, travel means a change in routine and requires some extra planning.

Last June 16, 2015 between 1pm and 2pm ET, CDiabetes.com was joined by @HiYishai, co-founder of the @HelpAroundApp, who gave event participants the best travel tips. Also on our Tweet Chat, we shared advice from @HelpAroundApp users on traveling with diabetes, going through airport security with a pump, packing supplies, and dealing with food on vacation.

For those of you who haven’t checked it out yet, the @HelpAroundApp is the first mobile, location-based help network for Diabetes Helpers that connects people touched by diabetes, locally and globally. The free app is available on iPhone and Android http://bit.ly/1JHeTQu

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cdiabetesinfo Travel & Diabetes #TravelTuesday #travelwithdiabetes NEW TIME! today at 1-2pmET 6-16 #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo We are so fortunate to have @HiYishai frm @HelpAround App with us tonight for #DiabetesChat #TravelTuesday
cdiabetesinfo Please welcome @HelpAroundApp @HiYishai #Diabeteschat #TravelTuesday
helparoundapp @primetimeparent Glad to be here today for the #DiabetesChat about #travelingwithdiabetes
cdiabetesinfo Grab our FREE e-book w/over 50 great diabetes-friendly recipes today at http://t.co/q2BiFvMfkz, compliments of Costco Pharmacy #DiabetesChat
koshereye Preparing for #kosher travel and maintaining a healthy diet is quite challenging. #diabeteschat
shoshanan How do u keep ur insulin cool? #travelingwithdiabetes Find tips on @HelpAroundApp http://t.co/0jaY5nvc5j #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat #doc
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cdiabetesinfo Q1. Do you let #diabetes keep you from traveling? #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
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koshereye When we go on a road trip, we stock the car w/homemade #kosher foods-Spend much time in the supermarket upon arrival. #diabeteschat
amypcampbell @CDiabetes.com: I know plenty of people who have diabetes and who travel often – requires a lot of planning, though! #DiabetesChat
helparoundapp Don’t let #diabetes keep you from traveling. Find tips on @HelpAroundApp http://t.co/4MSn6Uvmm6 #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat #doc
diabetictalks A1. No, I actually travel allot via plane and train. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Q2. How do you keep your insulin cool? #travelingwithdiabetes #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo yes planning is key when traveling with diabetes. #diabeteschat
koshereye Costco is one of our favorite destinations in the U.S for drugs & food! @cdiabetesinfo #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q3. What’s your experience traveling with a pump? Please share your airport security tips #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
helparoundapp How do u keep ur insulin cool? #travelingwithdiabetes Find tips on @HelpAroundApp http://t.co/euteoTUGQg #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat #doc
amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: Insulation packs made especially for insulin work well for travel. #DiabetesChat
diabetictalks @2 There are products that are actually designed to keep insulin vials cold. Just Google “keep insulin cool” #DiabetesChat
primetimeparent .@CDiabetesInfo @KosherEye we took entire suitcase of food down to Orlando w/our favorite #kosher snacks #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
koshereye We travel with insulated bags filled with food, medications and ice pacs. #diabeteschat
diabetictalks A2 Poucho Diabetes Cooler Carry is active by water. #travelingwithdiabetes #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
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diabetictalks A3 Only experienced an issue at a small airport, but they allow me to be patted down instead of going through the x-ray. #DiabetesChat
helparoundapp @CDiabetesInfo Tell security you’re wearing a pump – @HelpAroundApp users http://t.co/LRVxATOSjE #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat #doc
diabetictalks @HelpAroundApp @CDiabetesInfo Yes it is very important to tell before they have to ask. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Q4 Have you experienced any issue carrying your EpiPen and other supplies when flying? #travelingwithdiabetes #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
helparoundapp Have u ever found yourself stuck when #travelingwithdiabetes? Share your story http://t.co/ncfEe0coaG
diabetictalks A4 Keep all my diabetes supplies in my carry on and put the dupliciate supplies in a second bag #DiabetesChat
helparoundapp A4 @HelpAroundApp users discuss carrying an EpiPen when #travelingwithdiabetes see http://t.co/ZN0h9kpan7 #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat #doc
amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: Always carry extra diabetes supplies with you when you travel – you never know when you’ll need them! #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Q5 Do you have any tips for backpackers with #diabetes? #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat #travelingwithdiabetes
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helparoundapp @CDiabetesInfo @DiabetesTalks Q2 Our users recommend FRIO to keep insulin cool http://t.co/euteoUcieQ #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat #doc
amypcampbell A5 @CDiabetesInfo: Bring packets of alcohol wipes or wet wipes when backpacking to clean your hands before checking BG. #DiabetesChat
helparoundapp A5 @CDiabetesInfo Backpackers with #diabetes share tips on @HelpAroundApp See here http://t.co/xwcjMw4xKy #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat #doc
cdiabetesinfo Q6. How can you best prepare for traveling with #diabetes? #travelingwithdiabetes #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
koshereye Traveling abroad,we take extra medications along-Place them in two separate bags. Extra #kosher food snacks also,of course! #diabeteschat
bethrosen RT @CDiabetesInfo: Make sure to follow @primetimeparent @CDiabetesinfo @DiabetesINFL @HelpAroundApp @HiYishai #DiabetesChat #TravelTuesday
alyssaavant RT @CDiabetesInfo: Always carry extra diabetes supplies with you when you travel – you never know when you’ll need them! #DiabetesChat
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amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: Talk with your diabetes care team before traveling and come up with a game plan. #DiabetesChat
helparoundapp Q6 @CDiabetesInfo Take extra everything! @HelpAroundApp users abt #travelingwithdiabetes http://t.co/xwcjMw4xKy #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
diabetictalks Q6 Duplicates of everything, prepare for the worst but expect the best. #travelingwithdiabetes #diabetes #DiabetesChat
managediabetes Planning a getaway this summer? Use these tips to make your trip as stress-free as possible!: http://t.co/xNf9NO88XQ #DiabetesChat
helparoundapp #Travelingwithdiabetes & need extra syringes? Ask on @HelpAroundApp http://t.co/ncfEe0coaG #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat #doc
amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: Also, learn a few key phrases in the native language, like “I have diabetes.”#DiabetesChatTue Jun 16 10:23:58 PDT 2015   ReplyRetweetFavorite
cdiabetesinfo Q7. Do you bring a letter from your doctor when #travelingwithdiabetes? #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: A letter from your doctor can make your trip through airport security a little easier. #DiabetesChat
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helparoundapp Q6 @CDiabetesInfo bring extra, you’ll use lots of test strips #travelingwithdiabetes http://t.co/xwcjMw4xKy #DiabetesChat #doc
primetimeparent Also my favorite topic #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat https://t.co/KAuOpBYuCu
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helparoundapp Q7 @CDiabetesInfo our users advise to bring letter from dr #travelingwithdiabetes http://t.co/xwcjMw4xKy #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat #doc
primetimeparent .@amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo I was once behind somebody wearing a pump at airport security, he knew what to do #DiabetesChat #TravelTuesday
helparoundapp #Travelingwithdiabetes & looking for a doctor? Ask @HelpAroundApp helpers nearby http://t.co/ncfEe0coaG #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat #doc
hollychronicles @CDiabetesInfo @DiabetesINFL I meant travel! But Diabetes  is very interesting. #DiabetesChat
diabetictalks Q7 Better safe then sorry. It helps if your backups fail and you need medical assistance. #DiabetesChat
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amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: Speaking of traveling, if you’re alone, it’s a good idea to let someone else know you have diabetes. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo @amypcampbell are there bracelets one can wear? #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Right. Scouts rule RT @DiabeticTalks Q7 Better safe then sorry. It helps if your backups fail and you need medical assistance. #DiabetesChat
helparoundapp #Travelingwithdiabetes & need extra syringes? Ask on @HelpAroundApp free download http://t.co/ncfEe0coaG #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat #doc
amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo Yes! Do a quick Google search and you’ll find lots to choose from! Always wear one when traveling. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Q8 What tips do you have about food on vacation? #travelingwithdiabetes #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
diabetictalks I always wear a bracelet, some look very nice and you would never know but the medics will. #DiabetesChat
helparoundapp Q8 @CDiabetesInfo our users share tips about food on vacation when #travelingwithdiabetes see here http://t.co/HLvxfkqaro #DiabetesChat #doc
amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: Always carry food with you (nuts, granola bars, fruit, yogurt) when traveling. #DiabetesChat
diabetictalks Q8 Count your carbs. Sometimes when traveling and excited by the new experience we can forget. Silly but true. #DiabetesChat
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primetimeparent @CDiabetesInfo A8 since we keep #kosher, we have to plan in advance regarding food #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell @DiabeticTalks Good point! Use a carb counting app on your phone to make it easier. #DiabetesChat
diabetictalks Yes! because with all the extra activity you need the extra carbs to avoid lows. #DiabetesChat https://t.co/tAMWYKsj19
primetimeparent .@DiabeticTalks I totally agree with that, vacation can often equal no diet #TuesdayTravel #DiabetesChat
liana3585 @DiabeticTalks Eliot, it’s so easy to forget when we just want to have a great time! #diabeteschat
amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: If traveling abroad, look up types of food native to the country – be prepared! #DiabetesChat
helparoundapp Great advice from @DiabeticTalks Don’t forget to count your carbs when #travelingwithdiabetes #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Bring yr sense of humor RT @liana3585 @DiabeticTalks Eliot, it’s so easy to forget when we just want to have a great time! #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Q9 How do you get ready for a trip? #travelingwithdiabetes #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
diabetictalks Q8. Ask the waiter or cook if they know the carbs in what you are eating as you never know they may know 🙂 #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: Make sure water is safe to drink. B safe and drink bottled water only if in doubt. #DiabetesChat
helparoundapp Q9 @CDiabetesInfo Research local pharmacies b4 #travelingwithdiabetes More tips on http://t.co/3inJL7M1su #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat #doc
diabetictalks I found it best to map out my journey. Airport = long walks with heavy bags = less insulin or snack to cover… #DiabetesChat
amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: Learn how to adjust insulin if crossing time zones. Your diabetes educator can help you! #DiabetesChat
diabetictalks Then on plane, sitting still for hours requires more insulin to cover… #DiabetesChat
liana3585 @DiabeticTalks I like that idea of mapping things out. Those heavy bags gotta have some snacks in them! #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo You can find more information about exercise and #glucose management on the @CDiabetesinfo website http://t.co/4VFJpEzSbh #DiabetesChat
primetimeparent @HelpAroundApp @CDiabetesInfo I noticed a lot of pharmacies in #Orlando, great for travelers at @DisneyParks #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
shoshanan Q9 @CDiabetesInfo Take double of supplies if #travelingwithdiabetes More on http://t.co/w3alfnZFGc #DiabetesChat #doc http://t.co/6YPVOUlAvU
diabetictalks Yes and like Amy said it is good to map it out with your CDE. #DiabetesChat https://t.co/anGfdqII1Z
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cdiabetesinfo Where is everyone going on vacation this year (I need some good ideas) #diabeteschat
amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: Realize that types/strengths of insulin can be different in other countries. #DiabetesChat
diabetictalks Almost forgot after sitting for 4 or 5 hours remember the walk to baggage can be a long one. #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo RT @DiabeticTalks Almost forgot after sitting for 4 or 5 hours remember the walk to baggage can be a long one. #DiabetesChatTue Jun 16 10:48:44 PDT 2015   ReplyRetweetFavorite
helparoundapp #Travelingwithdiabetes & need supplies? Ask on @HelpAroundApp free download http://t.co/ncfEe0coaG #DiabetesChat #doc http://t.co/eD3S8Eagpw
cdiabetesinfo Q10 What can impact your BS when #travelingwithdiabetes? #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
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amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: Drinking too much alcohol can definitely affect BG when traveling! #DiabetesChat
helparoundapp #Travelingwithdiabetes? Find #diabetes helpers nearby on @HelpAroundApp http://t.co/ncfEe0coaG #DiabetesChat #doc http://t.co/5E707Ga6VQ
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diabeticconnect @CDiabetesInfo I was traveling last week; increased basal rate, healthy snacks made huge difference! Best traveling BS ever. #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Share your tips with us on Facebook and Pinterest #DiabetesChat
diabetictalks Q10 What doesn’t, but seriously sitting still 4 long periods & surprise walks #DiabetesChat
primetimeparent Looks like our suitcase, LOL! #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat https://t.co/UcMKdRavxS
helparoundapp Q10 @CDiabetesInfo Change in routine/activities/weather impact BS #travelingwithdiabetes more on http://t.co/3inJL7M1su #DiabetesChat #doc
cdiabetesinfo Follow and pin us over on Pinterest #DiabetesChathttp://t.co/q2BJnXZ64p
amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: Don’t forget to wear good shoes (break them in first) and check feet daily when traveling. #DiabetesChat
diabetesinfl Join our next #DiabetesChat w/ @DiabetesInCntrl 6-24 8pmET w/Steve Freed, R.Ph, CDE, CPT, Publisher of http://t.co/J9sITYd5Xs
cdiabetesinfo Follow us on instagram #DiabetesChat #dailyinspiration http://t.co/WKz3YuZ0D2
amypcampbell @CDiabetesInfo: Good reference book called The Diabetes Travel Guide. #DiabetesChat
diabetictalks Surprise running 🙂 or deviating from the planned activity can. #DiabetesChat https://t.co/4GfjBsRX7l
cdiabetesinfo Please join us for our next #DiabetesChat on 6-24, 8-9pmET with @DiabetesInCntrl to discuss #BeatingDiabetes
cdiabetesinfo Keep following us on Twitter and let us know about your #diabetes needs #DiabetesChat http://t.co/kS4ULWbapJ
diabeticconnect @ShoshanaN @CDiabetesInfo I end up packing 3 wk supplies just to travel for 3 days. Excessive, but safe! #diabeteschat
alyssaavant @DiabeticTalks I’ve had some surprises when traveling for sure #diabeteschat
cdiabetesinfo Check out @CDiabeteinfo‘s website http://t.co/4VFJpEzSbh for past #DiabetesChat topics
cdiabetesinfo Thank you to @HelpAroundApp @HiYishai for helping prepare better when we #travelwithdiabetes #TravelTuesday #DiabetesChat
primetimeparent @DiabeticConnect @ShoshanaN @CDiabetesInfo We take a crock pot with us #DiabetesChat #TravelTuesda #kosher
helparoundapp People with #diabetes help each other on @HelpAroundApp free download http://t.co/socS20O8aN #DiabetesChat #doc http://t.co/w1B9zjJX5r
cdiabetesinfo CinSulin® water extract of cinnamon @Costco supports healthy blood sugar levels #DiabetesChat http://t.co/AMXVaSubLg http://t.co/hedtj15df2
cdiabetesinfo Free Shipping on Cosamin® DS 230 Capsules-Help Promote Joint Comfort & Mobility http://t.co/A1qcNiyFSa http://t.co/BttFhyRu7s #DiabetesChat
cdiabetesinfo Save on a case of Glucerna® Shakes @Costco Helps minimize blood sugar spikes #DiabetesChat http://t.co/W5ic8XIFT0
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cdiabetesinfo FREE OneTouch Ultra®2 or UltraMini® Meter from Costco Pharmacy! #DiabetesChat http://t.co/lsw2ZnlX4a http://t.co/cEfE5lBQRQ
cdiabetesinfo Great prices on Weider® Red Yeast Rice Plus @Costco! Helps lower cholesterol: http://t.co/R5KN0G6fD0 #DiabetesChat http://t.co/gMN7NLxyhQ
cdiabetesinfo Get a FREE TRUEresult blood glucose monitoring system @ Costco pharmacy today! #DiabetesChat http://t.co/CQl1ClXFmV http://t.co/OpwojU0Uji
cdiabetesinfo Great prices on NatureMade vitamins @Costco For people w/diabetes & prediabetes #DiabetesChat http://t.co/G1i5CeU46l http://t.co/bxrVGCThfN
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