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We are considering a move to Bangkok, Thailand for two to four years, but we are concerned about our daughter’s health since she has type 1 diabetes, but we would only consider moving if it did not jeopardize our daughter’s health. What would your recommendations be regarding health care for our daughter in Thailand at this time ?

July 25, 2003
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My 14 year old son, who is on twice daily premixed insulin, is going on a four day canoe trip in a couple of weeks. I am thinking he will probably be going low a lot of the time from the exercise so I was wondering if we should be lowering his doses of insulin. If we lower the dose, would we leave the carbs the same?

July 23, 2003
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My friend needs to know how to adjust insulin injection when traveling to America.

July 22, 2003
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At the beach last year, my son invariably went high when I checked him at bedtime, although his numbers were fine during the day. I always put his pump back on for boluses but did not always to make up missed basals. Was this because the pump was on and off during the day? Could it have been sand in the insertion site? What should I do to prevent it this year?

July 16, 2003
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Our three year old son has type 1 diabetes and we will be traveling from Finland to Maine, USA (a seven hour time difference) in about six weeks. When do we give the insulin injections on travel days? Also, I have heard that Protaphane and Actrapid are under different names in the US. What are the corresponding names?

July 6, 2003
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My family and I are going on holiday to South India with our seven year old son who has had type 1 diabetes since he was four. He is taking insulin twice a day morning and evening, and it is the first holiday since being diagnosed with diabetes. Would you please be good enough to give me some do’s and don’ts for this holiday?

June 25, 2003
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My son plans to visit the United States for five to six months, and his pump infusion sets are going to be a problem because they don’t want to give him enough for the visit. I have tried to find where to purchase the sets (and to find out how much they cost), but have not been successful.

June 19, 2003
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We are travelling to California in the fall to visit several amusement parks, and my brother uses an insulin pump. Is it safe to wear his insulin pump on extreme roller coasters? Does he need to disconnect it because of the rapid drops, inversions and great g-forces? Can he wear the pump on the airplane?

June 6, 2003
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My son uses a pump which works well for him, but we plan to spend a week in Hawaii soon and we are concerned that he will be off the pump most of the day as it is not waterproof. We are considering switching to Lantus with Humalog for the vacation. Please help.

May 31, 2003
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We take a family vacation to Lake Powell every year where the temperature is about 100-110 degrees F during the day. We could keep things cold or hot but to maintain them between 65 and 85 degrees F would be very difficult. Are there heat stable test strips or ones that you can refrigerate?

April 27, 2003
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In planning for possible travel, I am curious what problems may develop in traveling through Europe with diabetes. Do you have any ideas?

April 8, 2003
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We never had any problems when my son was on shots, but we will travel for the first time with his pump. Do you have travel guidelines for traveling with an insulin pump?

April 3, 2003
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I am going on a mission trip to Zambia where there is no refrigeration, and I can not go unless I find something to keep my insulin safe. Do you have any suggestions? Also, what is your advice in a good durable meter?

March 28, 2003
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My daughter uses a pump, and we are going to be traveling to a time zone that is five hours behind where we live. We are planning to stay for 10 days.and we want some guidance on adjusting her basal rates. Any thoughts?

March 24, 2003
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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)?

March 23, 2003
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I am using Novolin 70/30 insulin, and I am going to England for about six months. Can I get 70/30 insulin in England in any pharmacy? Do if they have another compatible insulin? What is the name of it?

February 3, 2003
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Our daughter has type 1 diabetes, and our family is planning a two year sailing trip to begin in the next two years. Are there places in which it is easier/harder to acquire diabetes supplies? Are there countries that have better/worse facilities to treat diabetes should a problem arise?

January 13, 2003
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I take have started using disposable insulin pens and travel frequently for work (sometimes for weeks at a time). Do you know if the prescription laws for pen needles are the same as for syringes? I know the laws vary by State for syringes, but is there a formal “listing” so I could know before I travel.

November 29, 2002
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On a recent airplane trip, my friend, who has type 1 diabetes, became very ill (nausea,headaches, and disorientation). Could this be caused by the airplane ride? If so what remedies might you suggest? Is Dramamine acceptable?

October 28, 2002
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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?

October 14, 2002
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