Packing for all eventualities!

First things first, an apology.  I have let my blogging slip a little over the last couple of months!  It’s a bit of a ‘sorry not sorry’ situation as the reason for this is basically that I have started the most amazingly awesome job which has got me so excited that I’ve been bouncing around like a crazy fool and jet setting across the world.

The flip side of this is that I have most definitely collected some pretty awesome blog content along the way.

I thought I would start at the beginning (a very good place to start according to Julie Andrews…) and talk a bit about packing for a trip to a foreign country that is not necessarily set up for that much tourism yet…

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Sooo, here goes, my ‘diabetes related’ packing list…

 

Beryl (my pump handset)

Pump and handset charger

Insulin cartridges (I take double the number I am expecting to need)

Cannulas (I take enough for 1 per day as I will inevitably be in and out of various bodies of water as well as sweating a fair amount whilst hiking etc so want to ensure I can change it everyday if it comes off)

Spare meter

Spare Dexcom sensor

Testing strips +++

Insulin pens just in case I have a pump issue

Insulin for pump and pens (again, I tend to work on a double what I think I will need basis!)

Needles

Frio cooling wallet

All encased in my lovely Myabetic Banting Wallet and a super useful wash bag from Muji which fits everything perfectly!

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I would be interested to hear what others pack and if I seem over cautious with the amount of ‘extra’ stuff I lugg around with me!


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