Diabetic travel essentials and tips for the nearly 21 million Americans who have to deal with diabetes while on vacation

Tampa, Florida.And the July 15 2022 /PRNewswire/- smart meter, continues to lead the way in remote blood glucose monitoring (RBGM) due to its superior cellularly supported iGlucose meter, robust data and ease of use that facilitate better care management. With the summer travel season in full swing, the Centers for Disease Control offers some important tips to ensure you manage your diabetes while you’re away from home.

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Here are some basic essentials if you’re flying to your destination:

  • Put diabetes supplies in a carry-on baggage (insulin may get too cold in your checked baggage). Consider bringing a small bag to put in your seat for insulin, glucose tablets, and snacks.

  • Put in twice the amount of medicine you think you will need. Carry the medications in the original pharmacy packaging or ask the pharmacist to print additional labels that you can attach to the plastic bags.

  • Make sure to pack healthy snacks, such as raw fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

When you travel by car to your destination, you must:

  • Fruits, nuts, sandwiches, yogurt

  • Salads with chicken or fish (not including dried fruit and toast)

  • eggs and omelette

  • Burgers with lettuce wraps instead of bread

  • Fajitas (skip the tortillas and rice)

  • Stop and get out of the car or walk up and down the aisle of the plane or train every hour or two to prevent blood clots (people with diabetes are at greater risk).

  • Set an alarm on your phone to take medication if you travel across time zones

Once you reach your destination:

  • Your blood sugar may be off target range at first, but your body should adjust within a few days. Check your blood sugar often and treat highs or lows as instructed by your doctor or diabetes educator.

  • If you are going to be more active than usual, check your blood sugar before and after and adjust food and activity as needed.

One of the most important aspects of managing type 2 diabetes is for the patient to check their blood glucose level, usually twice a day. This may be more for some patients, depending on the plan of care from their doctor.

In an article in the language of HealthlineAnd the Lisa HarrisCDE, RN in Rush University Medical Center Chicago He said many type 2 diabetics are likely to benefit from more frequent testing. “Testing blood sugar can be very helpful for people when they are trying to prevent the need for more medication, such as insulin,” Harris said. “Even if they are only taking metformin, seeing certain types of foods affect their blood sugar can have the biggest impact on motivating them to make changes in their diet.”

Additionally, when traveling, eating healthy food tends to become more difficult to maintain regularly. People usually eat out more and have less time to plan healthy meals or have fewer healthy options to choose from. There is also less time to ensure proper nutrition and exercise which is important for diabetes control.

Dr. said. Bill LewisLeading telehealth consultant. “iGlucose is the perfect travel companion for people with diabetes, so their test results can still be transmitted seamlessly to their provider.”

Many devices today for home remote patient monitoring (RPM) rely on Bluetooth® or Wi-fi technology paired with an app on a smartphone. These connections, especially Bluetooth Low Energy, can fail, and may not reliably or securely provide health data to service providers.

iGlucose from Smart Meter contains proprietary cellular technology that uses the fast and secure 4/5G AT&T IoT network for reliable transmission every time. With cytologically powered iGlucose®, the measurement is sent immediately to the patient’s provider without any additional steps required by the patient.

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Now serving more than 100,000 patients, Smart Meter is the leading provider of cellular-enabled virtual care technologies that include iGlucose.®iBloodPressure®iPulseOx®iScale®, and the SmartRPM™ cloud platform, plus data and services. Smart Meter remote patient monitoring solutions are recognized as the RPM industry standard and are considered high for patient retention and satisfaction. The unique combination of trusted health data, patient-friendly devices, and platform integration empowers and enhances RPM, CCM, employee wellness, population health, and telehealth for over 300 RPM distribution partners across United State. For more information visit SmartMeterRPM.com

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