Going Abroad With Diabetes

If you’ve lived or traveled abroad with diabetes, what sort of difficulties have you encountered and how have you overcome them? That’s the question asked in a recent entry by Elizabeth Snouffer on the Web site Diabetes 24-7. Dealing with language barriers, coping with different cultural approaches to the condition, and figuring out the carbohydrate content of unfamiliar foods are just some of the challenges that a person with diabetes may encounter in a new country.

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Check out Elizabeth’s entry to learn about one family’s experience living in Hong Kong with a son who has Type 1. Have you had similar experiences while living or traveling with diabetes? Let us know with a comment below! Then be sure to check out the article “Traveling With Diabetes” by international traveler and person with diabetes Carol Hernandez for more information on managing your condition while away from home.

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.

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