Guide to travelling with diabetes

02 February 2012 08:43

Guidance has been issued for people with diabetes over what sort of food they should have while overseas

Guidance has been issued for people with diabetes over what sort of food they should have while overseas

The NHS has issued guidance for people with diabetes about what they eat while they're on holiday.

Those who will be flying overseas are advised are advised to avoid placing an order with their airline for a special meal for people with diabetes as these are frequently low in carbohydrate, making them generally unsuitable.

Holidaymakers on long-haul flights, meanwhile, are recommended to take a number of healthy snacks with them for their journey as airline meals are usually smaller than average.

People with diabetes are also advised to take out medical travel insurance before they go on holiday. As well as the obvious health benefits this is also essential for peace of mind while abroad.

Travellers are also reminded that blood glucose measures can differ between countries so they are advised to consult Diabetes UK's blood glucose conversion chart to ensure they are eating healthily.

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