When leaving the home environment where you likely have every supply and back-up you could ever need, you may ask what all you would need to bring with when leaving for an extended amount of time.
If leaving for less than one full day:
• Insulin pump (with enough insulin for a full day and a half to two days)
• Insulin vial with syringes (only fast acting is needed unless you will be gone during the time for a long acting shot)
• Insulin pen with pen needles (only fast acting is required unless you will be gone during the time for a long acting shot)
• QUICK sugar source such as: glucose tabs or gel, juice boxes, hard candy
(if in a bind, honey packets, sugar packets, or regular soda can be used)
• Glucometer with plenty of test strips
• Hand sanitizer or alcohol wipes for cleaning fingers before pokes
• Emergency phone numbers (primary caregiver, doctor, etc.)
If leaving for an overnight or more:
• Insulin pump with twice the anticipated amount of insulin needed
• Insulin vials (both short and long acting) with syringes
• Insulin penS (both short and long acting) with pen needles
• Glucometer with more extra vial of test strips
• Quick acting sugar such as: glucose tabs or gel, juice boxes, hard candy
• Emergency phone numbers
• Hand sanitizer or alcohol wipes
• Snacks such as peanut-butter crackers, granola bars, etc.
Always check with primary caregiver the best way to get in touch with someone and who to get in touch with in case of emergency, diabetes or otherwise.