Recently my husband and I went on a beach vacation. For most people packing is rather light for a beach trip. You need t-shirts, shorts, bathing suit, sunscreen, sunglasses, flip flops, and a hat. For the person with Diabetes and other illnesses it is a little more complicated. To make it easier and more organized, there are a few items I use:
- A duffel or carry-on bag: I take a separate bag to carry all my medicine and diabetic supplies. In the bag I put my pump supplies: tubing, extra infusion sets, reservoirs, and insertion device. I put extra glucose monitor strips and battery charger for my glucose monitor. In addition I pack extra AA batteries for my insulin pump.
- Medimemo pill organizer: I found this box on Amazon. It keeps all the pills in a case that is easy for packing. I put all my pills for each day. I can also put extra pills such as Tylenol and anti-inflammatory pills.
- Insulin cooler: This keeps my insulin cool while we are traveling. This can be purchased on Amazon.
Even though it takes some extra packing, one with chronic illness can still enjoy a great trip to the beach!
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