Airport Security and Type 1 Diabetes

Heading on a jet plane? Then you'll need to prepare for airport security. Research your destination in order to learn specific airport security requirements, and keep in mind that a country's requirements may vary from your own if you're going abroad. Here is a basic rundown of what you can expect when passing through airport security as someone with Type 1 considerations.

A Type 1 Diabetic’s Guide to Battling Jet Lag

Jet lag is — in most cases when traveling long distances — unavoidable. The effects of drastic time zone changes can often ruin a trip if you aren’t prepared. Having Type 1 diabetes makes jet lag even trickier, factoring in the body’s unpredictable responses to being thrown off routines related to food and eating.

Navigating Amusement Parks with T1D

So it goes for any adventure that takes us away from routine and into the elements, unfamiliar territory, or in large crowds, people with Type 1 diabetes should be fully prepared and in-the-know before heading off to their favorite themed land.

This Mountain Top – How I Climbed Mount Kenya

Our arrival at the summit occurred after four days of trekking through humidity, searing heat, freezing cold and heavy rain. The view from the top was breath-taking.

Doing it Your Way — Packing Diabetes Supplies

They had more supplies — more duplicates in preparation for failure. Maybe twenty-two years in, I was still doing this all wrong?

Emily + Jerry the Bear Take New Zealand

Jerry is a great companion for Type 1 kids and an excellent educational tool. This is about empowering kids and sending the message that there's nothing that diabetes is going to stop kids from doing. The whole idea is to let them get out there, let them be active, because they can!

Diving with Diabetes in the Philippines

A surreal SCUBA dive in the Philippines goes awry, landing a Type 1 diabetic in the hospital on a very remote island.

Flying with Dia-Anxiety

The author shares her realization of the anxiety she overcomes on each flight with diabetes.

The Diabetes Supplies Thief

I never see the bastards coming. There are two—one driving the motorbike and the other sitting behind him. The second guy is the thief. The first is the getaway driver. Their target is a small pouch sticking about two inches out of my left cargo pocket.

Jungle Type 1 Diabetes — A Day in the Life

As the photographer for an off-the-grid sustainability institute in a Panamanian jungle, my life is not super easy to explain. Having Type 1 out here is just another interesting addition to the mix.

Havana Nights and CGMs

Leary of using a CGM system, Audrey Brown agreed to try the technology in order to travel to Cuba as part of a high school trip. The decision, she found, was the right one.

Traveling with My T1D Girlfriend

Unable to find a go-to web site or travel blog for specific guidance when travelling with T1D or with a T1D friend, Bradley Williams and his partner, Cazzy, decided the start their own.

Climbing Mount Kenya

I am the first British Type 1 diabetic to trek this mountain for Diabetes UK. This is a great privilege but brings in added risks, as we have limited examples to follow in terms of diabetes management, as every mountain and trek is different.

Smoothing the Way for Diabetes-friendly Travel

Traveling with diabetes does add an extra layer of logistics to our day and it’s not always funny. But we are working hard to smooth the road for others and we feel stronger with this purpose behind our travels.