26 09, 2013

Managing Diabetes Abroad

By | 2017-07-27T03:29:58+00:00 September 26th, 2013|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

I made it to the UAE again, but this third trip is a little different because I'm staying for a few months. The flight from Atlanta to Dubai was the longest flight I've ever experienced--13 hours and 17 minutes (my longest before that was last summer when I flew from New York to Beijing 12 hours). Since my glucose tends [...]

9 12, 2012

2012: Traveling with Diabetes

By | 2017-07-27T07:11:00+00:00 December 9th, 2012|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

This month's DSMA Blog Carnival asks us to "take a moment to reflect on diabetes in 2012."Here I go...my reflection of 2012 is primarily about my adventures traveling.I love traveling. But when I was diagnosed with diabetes last year, I thought that I would not enjoy it anymore.  Traveling as a diabetic is a challenge. But this year, I couldn't [...]

9 06, 2012

A Peace that China Gave Me

By | 2017-07-27T07:13:38+00:00 June 9th, 2012|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

I went to China last month. It was my first trip to China, my first flight longer than 8 hours, and the first time I went two weeks without worrying about my pancreas hourly. I went to China for work and work trips no matter where they are located are the kind of trips that take up 95% of your [...]

13 04, 2011

A Week in France–So Emotional

By | 2017-07-26T06:51:38+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Type 2 Diabetes and Travel|

The worrying started about a week before my departure, but the anxiety kicked in when my first flight had "maintenance issues."  The 4-hour delay caused me to miss the connections and changed my location for the PM shot of Byetta.  I had gotten comfortable with the idea of having to give myself a shot in the airplane's cramp toilet-room. I [...]

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