Diabetes Lifestyle Tips: Preparing Your Patients for Travel

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In the course of a routine office visit, you may learn that your type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes patient is planning on travelling soon.  What questions should you be asking to make sure that they're prepared for their trip?  Watch this video roundtable discussion of a panel of experts reviewing how to help your diabetes patients prepare for travel.

The panel represents a range of expertise in the diabetes field. 

  • Steven M. Armbrust, MD:  Family Practice Physician
  • Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE:  Certified Diabetes Educator at the University of Chicago Medical Center
  • David S. Oyer, MD:  Endocrinologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago) and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine-Endocrinology at Northwester University Feinberg School of Medicine

Thomas DeStefani, MD is the moderator of this diabetes video.

Because there can be some confusion around flight restrictions (eg, do you need a doctor's letter to travel with insulin?), it's important to keep up on what is required so that you can inform your patients. This diabetes video will help you answer your patients' questions and prepare them to have a good trip, knowing all their diabetes issues are under control.

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