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Home > Knowledge & support > Resource hub > Type 1 diabetes and travel in 10 questions and answers
I was 16 years old.
Definitely Scotland, it’s got amazing beauty everywhere. Glen Coe & Isle of Skye are my favourites.
Since I’m currently living ‘van life’, diabetes management is easier. I keep all my supplies in the van and my insulin in my onboard fridge. For day trips, I carry any insulin I need in my Frio bags, which is an insulin cooling case.
Managing new climates, and making sure my insulin is kept cold. I make sure I have access to a fridge (when I can) or use Frio bags when needed.
Surround yourself with information and positivity from others who have type 1 and are still doing all the things they wanted. I feared diabetes would hold me back, but I soon realised it didn’t have to, and the online diabetes community is full of inspirational people!
My advice is to prepare in advance for all the sorts of situations you are worried about and come up with a solution. Planning is key to traveling with diabetes, and you’ll soon see there isn’t anything you can’t prepare for.
I test more frequently and look for patterns in my blood sugars. My HbA1c has only got better since I started travelling 5 years ago.
I always try to make sure I’m eating healthy when I’m traveling and I’m also very self-aware of my mental health. I like to keep a diary to write my thoughts and feelings and I encourage myself to allow myself to rest both physically and mentally.
I love the Freestyle Libre 2 and its alarms. It’s improved my blood sugars and allowed me to be more spontaneous.
I’m driving around the world with my partner in our self-converted campervan over the next 3 years. We’ll be vlogging our adventures on our Youtube account Cazzy & Bradley and I am super excited!
Read more about Cazzy’s travel experiences on her blogs www.thatdiabeticgirl.com and www.dreambigtravelfarblog.com.
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