Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
April 8, 2003
Question from Highland Park, Illinois, USA:
In planning for possible travel, I am curious what problems may develop in traveling through Europe with diabetes. Do you have any ideas? Is there any concern with air travel, or with traveling in Europe with a Freestyle meter and U.S. purchased insulin? How do we dispose of needles? What do we do with the changing time zones with regard to insulin and meals?
There should be no issues travelling with the FreeStyle meter or US insulin. The meter is available and in use throughout Europe and the same is true for most insulin. It is always sensible to carry enough insulin to avoid having to replenish stock while travelling.
[Editor’s comment: See Traveling with Diabetes.