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IDDT advice for diabetes patients

02 June 2011 18:25

A charity has launched a free holiday information pack to help diabetes patients who are planning to go on a break

A charity has launched a free holiday information pack to help diabetes patients who are planning to go on a break

A charity has launched a free holiday information pack to help diabetes patients who are planning to go on a break this summer.

The Insulin Dependant Diabetes Trust (IDDT) warned that people planning to take flights to overseas destinations will find it difficult to carry injection devices and insulin on planes due to enhanced security checks at airports.

The free information pack offers advice on how people can carry injection devices and insulin to foreign countries and how to manage the condition.

People who are planning to go abroad should ensure that they have taken out medical travel insurance to cover themselves while they are away.

The information pack also includes IDDT's Hospital Passport for people with Type 1 and Type 2 forms of the condition, offering advice on medication and meals.