Ask the Diabetes Educator Archive


My friend's mother is 84 and traveling from Florida to California by jet. Are there precautions to follow regarding Diabetic complications.

First, inform the flight attendants that she has diabetes and that she requires medication. Let them know if there are other precautions/assistance you feel she'll need. Since there is a time change of 3 hours, she should, if only going for a short term, stay on her east coast time-frame for medications. Her physician should also give you any perceived precautions for flying.

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