Yesterday's Tip: I have various dietary restrictions related to my diabetes. Can I still go on a cruise?
Yes — in fact, there’s no better place than a cruise ship if you have dietary restrictions. Just let the maître d’ know what you need. You’ll get to preview the next day’s menu, make your choice, and the chef will, if possible, alter the recipe to meet your needs.
December 12, 2017: How can I reduce the effects of jet lag?
Minimize jet lag with a few preventive measures: Before you fly, try to reduce stress, get plenty of exercise, and eat a nutritious preflight meal. Also, be aware that jet lag can mimic the symptoms of high or low blood glucose. The only way to know for certain which you are experiencing is to check your blood glucose regularly.
December 10, 2017: How can I dispose of my used sharps while on a train or plane?
Never leave your used sharps in a wastebasket or in a seat pocket. Someone could get stuck later. Try carrying a clear water bottle with a screw cap to use as a temporary sharps container. Anyone handling it later will be protected from being stuck.