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I have a 5-year old daughter with type 1 diabetes. We travel extensively by car. During long road trips, we have problems with our NPH insulin going bad. Is there a preferred method of protecting the NPH insulin?

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I am going to Mexico City on a mission trip with my church. Do I need any special identification saying that I have diabetes? Do I need any special information to take my insulin and syringes across the border?

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My daughter will be travelling throughout Australia (including the Outback) this summer. Do you have any ideas on how she can store her insulin?

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I want to go to Indonesia, and I am worried about the heat and my insulin. Am I at greater risk of getting sick because of my type 1 diabetes? Practically, is going to Indonesia a good idea?

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I was recently diagnosed with diabetes, the doctor put me on Glucophage XR, and my blood sugar is still up. Even though I have changed my eating habits, it won’t go down. It is like I am not taking anything for it. Why isn’t my blood sugar going down?

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I plan to travel to South America and Asia in the next year. If I lose my diabetes supplies, can I get them in these countries? What do I do if I need to get a different kind of insulin?

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Our family is planning a trip to France, Switzerland, England, and Italy this summer. Where can I get information about medical care for our son who has diabetes, should the need arise?

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My teen daughter has had diabetes for 13 years and takes good care of herself. She wants to go on a school trip to Ecuador. Her teacher is willing to learn more about diabetes, but I am nervous. Should I let her go?

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We will be traveling at the end of the month to Ireland with my five year old daughter who has diabetes. Do you have any knowledge about how Type 1 diabetes is treated in Ireland?

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Our seven year son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about a year and a half ago, we are planning a trip to Club Med, and need some advice about how to handle meals and snacks at an all-inclusive resort.

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