IDS Monthly Survey: April 2022
LAST MONTH’S SURVEY QUESTION:
In last month’s edition of Diabetes Bites, we asked how travel usually impacts your glucose control. Here’s how you responded:
17% It really doesn’t affect it at all.
67% I usually run higher when I travel
8% I usually run lower when I travel
0% It depends on the type of travel – higher on business trips, lower on vacations
8% It depends on the type of travel – lower on business trips, higher on vacations
Looks as though the vast majority of you tend to run on the high side when traveling. It is probably related to a combination of higher-fat food, more sitting, and perhaps some extra stress. In most cases, it is perfectly fine to run a little higher than usual during occasional excursions (that’s why they call them “vacations”). But if you find yourself on the road a great deal and would like some practical tips for managing glucose when you travel, set up some time to discuss it with your diabetes care & education specialist. A number of strategies are available to insulin users, including adjustments to basal insulin / glucose targets, and maintaining at least some physical activity when traveling.
THIS MONTH’S NEW SURVEY QUESTION: