When you schedule a vacation, be sure to plan ahead. Plan for changes in meal patterns, time zones, an increased or decreased activity.
If you are traveling on an airplane and an insulin injection time is during your flight, follow your normal procedure - with one difference. Put only half as much air into your insulin bottle as you normally would. The pressure is different in the airplane than on the ground. Time zone changes of two or more hours may mean you need to change your injection schedule. Check with your doctor for special instructions.
Keep the temperature of your insulin between 0.5 and 26.6°C. Do not freeze your insulin or keep it in direct sunlight.
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