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I use an insulin pen for my NPH and Regular. I am planning a three week trip to Thailand where the temperature can be as high as 33 C. Will my penfills be all right?

January 23, 2001
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I am considering applying for a job in Pune, India. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in six months ago, and now have my blood sugar well under control with a combination of metformin, diet, and exercise. Would I be able to continue accessing the medication? Do you have any other advice for me regarding living in India with diabetes?

January 15, 2001
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I am a 35 year old male with type 1 diabetes. I am on Humalog, Ultralente, Regular and want to go to India for three weeks. What alternatives do I have?

November 6, 2000
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I’m an 18 year old girl who would love to go to Australia for a month. Is there any advice you can give me on how to prepare and take my insulin? How is it possible to get insulin from pharmacies there?

October 15, 2000
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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?

July 26, 2000
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I am traveling to Walt Disney World. My daughter, age 11, is newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The problem I am having is with Disney is that no one can give me any answers as to our scheduled insulin times and the dinner reservation along with the wait that is usually involved.

July 1, 2000
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My son is 8 1/2. He was diagnosed when he was 4. We have an opportunity to take him to Europe for 7-10 days this summer. However, my wife is concerned that it is too short a time to go through the difficulty of the time change, etc. I fear that holding him back from this opportunity sends the wrong message and is unnecessary. Any advice?

May 29, 2000
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My 6-year-old son was diagnosed with 4 months ago. We are planning a trip to Mexico in 3 weeks. Besides issues with food, I am concerned about days spent at the beach. Will warm weather and extra activity in the water have an effect on his insulin absorption?

April 22, 2000
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My daughter, aged 19, will be travelling to Australia for one year. What brands of insulin, and at what strength (U-100?), are available for purchase? She currently uses Novolin U-100.

March 30, 2000
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My 20 year old was just diagnosed in several months ago with Type 1 diabetes. He is planning a trip to Cancun in a month with friends. What documentation should he take with him so that he can travel safely with his needles and medicine?

March 15, 2000
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Our son will going to the USA, Florida. Eight years ago he got diabetes. Where we can got information about entry regulations?

January 31, 2000
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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!

January 1, 2000
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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.

December 15, 1999
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Please suggest methods for adjusting insulin/food when we make a 6 hour time change during vacation. My daughter is type 1, 9 years old and diagnosed 5 months ago.

October 13, 1999
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How can we locate an English speaking doctor in Paris who can treat a 12-year-old type 1 (recently diagnosed) child in an emergency, especially in the month of August when many Parisians are on vacation?

September 11, 1999
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I am a South African and am planning on travelling to Australia for a six month working/back-packing holiday. My wife and I will not be on a medical aid. We would like to know where I can get insulin from and how much it will cost per month.

August 27, 1999
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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?

July 9, 1999
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I am a 25 year old Type 1 diabetic and am moving to Spain for 9 months. I am planning on bringing a large amount of supplies with me. Do I need anything more than a note from my doctor?

June 9, 1999
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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?

June 9, 1999
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