The holiday season is one of the most popular times of year for traveling. And while taking a trip carries a great deal of fun and excitement, it can also be pretty stressful. Throw diabetes into the mix, and that stress is immediately compounded.
In addition to the physical changes your body might go through, it can also be a struggle to adjust to new and unfamiliar surroundings. Any time a person’s routine is thrown off it can be a strange experience, but people with diabetes typically rely upon that routine to stay healthy.
In the video below, Haley, who has type 1 diabetes, offers her personal tips and tricks for navigating this potentially difficult situation. From how to approach trying new foods, to helping your body adjust to new time zones, she’s got you covered! Take a look.
If you have traveling tips to share, let us know in the comments below. Happy Holidays!
L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.