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We are vacationing to San Diego soon from the United Kingdom. Any advice about long haul fights, time zones, etc. for our 12 year old daughter (IDDM for 9 years) would be gratefully received.

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I am nearly 16, and have had diabetes for nearly 6 years now. One of my pen-pals in Canada has invited me to stay with her next summer. I asked my mum, but she said no. I really want to go, but I feel my mum is using my diabetes against me!

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I am looking for a mini portable insulin cooler that is battery powered only. I need it for camping where there is no electricity.

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Can supplies (monitors, test strips, all types of insulin) go through all the screening and metal detectors?

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My friend’s 80 year old grandfather has type 1 diabetes and lives in Tasmania, Australia, but he was born in the Ukraine, wishes to return there, and is contemplating relocation. What are some of the dangers and pitfalls associated with this task?

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I recently went on a trip, left my ACE inhibitors at home by mistake, and couldn’t take them for about six days. I just got home and started them again yesterday. Is this dangerous? Is it bad for my kidneys, heart, body to not take them for a week then start back up? Should I have eased back into taking them (like take a half a pill for a few days)?

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Where can I find out about immunizations needed for a trip to Thailand?

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I am planning to take my son to Mexico. There is a five hour time difference. How easy is it to shift the basal dose by five hours?

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I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about six years ago. Typically, I experience hypoglycemic reactions about once or twice per month, and in most cases I have a reasonable explanation. However, during two exciting weeks in Barbados, I had one or two hypoglycemic reactions every day (mostly in the afternoon), and I couldn’t find any explanation.

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I have read recently that the American College of Obstetricians says that a pregnant woman may fly up to her 36th week of gestation, but a pregnant woman with diabetes should not fly. Can you explain why? This makes no sense to me, especially if she is in good control.

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