Keep Your Meds on You
Keep your cystic fibrosis medications with you, including your
Watch Your Sugar
When traveling, different factors such as increased physical activity or alcohol consumption can alter your blood sugar level. Make sure you have carbohydrates readily available to prevent
Keep Snacks in Reach
When you're on vacation, your diet may be different than the one you follow at home. If you're traveling to a different time zone, you may be hungry at different times than mealtimes. Make sure you have access to food or snacks at all times, including during your flight. In addition, don't forget to always carry glucose tablets with you.
Drink Alcohol Responsibly
Alcohol can cause your blood sugar to get too high or too low. If you plan to drink alcohol on vacation, eat foods that contain carbohydrates when drinking and limit your nightly alcohol intake to one drink for women and two for men -- one drink is 12 ounces of beer, 4 to 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits, cordials or liqueurs. You must check your blood sugars more often while you drink alcohol. You may also need to check your blood sugar during the night, especially if you drank too much or you have been physically active while drinking.
People with CF are at risk of dehydration in hot climates, and if you have
Supplement Your Diet
Traveling can make adhering to your meal plan tough. Sometimes you may not feel like eating or you may not be hungry. If you are in a foreign country, you may be eating unfamiliar foods. High-