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Holiday help for diabetes
12:02pm Thursday 9th August 2012 in Your Letters
THE summer holidays are here and many of your readers will be preparing to go on holiday in this country or abroad.
Going on holiday for people with diabetes is not quite so straightforward and requires more planning, especially for those treated with insulin. The added security at airports and on flights means that carrying injection devices and insulin on planes has become more complicated.
The Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust [IDDT] provides a holiday information pack with tips on looking after diabetes in hot weather, carrying tablets and insulin to other countries and holiday insurance.
It also includes IDDT’s Hospital Passport for people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
When completed, the passport contains details about how they manage their diabetes, medications, meals and any allergies, so people have the record with them if it should be needed.
We are happy to send out this free holiday pack to your readers if they contact IDDT on 01604 622837, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to IDDT, PO Box 294, Northampton NN1 4XS.
Jenny Hirst IDDT www.iddtinternational.org