Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

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. SS]

Original posting 8 Apr 2003
Posted to Traveling


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:44
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.