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Diabetes Bites Newsletter

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:


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