Diabetes On Vacation!
Summer often means vacation, and everything that comes along with it: warm weather, water, different schedules. We know that making sure your child is healthy and having a good time on vacation is your top priority, so here are some tips to help you out:
Pre-bolus when you can. You’re most likely going to have unfamiliar foods, and adding a pre-bolus can help, especially if you’re guessing on the carb count. However, with the being said:
Account for exercise! Walking, biking, swimming, or playing with friends or family, there are so many opportunities for exercise while on vacation and this can quickly cause low blood sugar. Keep this in mind when bolusing for meals and giving corrections, and make sure to watch blood sugars carefully!