TCOYD’s resident nutrition expert Janice Baker has a helpful tip for eating smart and taking control of your diabetes – and your diet!
Planning for good nutrition choices is especially important when traveling – you never know when there will be flight delays or other last minute changes in schedules. Bring portable and travel friendly foods such as small plain granola bars, small boxes of raisins, portioned bags of unsalted nuts, and be sure to buy water or non-caloric beverages once you are past the security gate – hydration is especially important when flying. Don’t forget the glucose tablets or gels made specifically to treat hypoglycemia if you are taking insulin or an oral medication that might cause low blood sugar. Carry these items with you so you are always prepared.