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  1. Rachel
    Rachel November 5, 2013 at 8:51 am | | Reply

    I love the DMProducts giveaways!

    My best tip for holiday travel is to bring extra supplies. Even if you’re just spending a few hours at a nearby relative or friend’s house. Luckily, I’ve only run out of strips while visiting my in-law’s so I could borrow my mother-in-law’s meter. I always bring extra strips and pack snacks in my purse.

  2. susan robinson
    susan robinson November 5, 2013 at 9:02 am | | Reply

    our dog chichi who is 11 years old just got diabeties my daughter loves this dog more than life it self she using the ipet strips but where having such a hard time purchasing them and find them online can anyone helps us ty

  3. sarah meidl
    sarah meidl November 5, 2013 at 11:07 am | | Reply

    We love Sugar Medical! And give a ways! Love diabetesmine too

  4. Jessica Daugherty
    Jessica Daugherty November 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm | | Reply

    Best tip for the Holidays! I would say get the calorie king or myfitnesspal app on your phone or i phone. My daughter is 12 years old and has type 1 diabetes. Many restarants have calores readily available however many do not have their carb information, which makes it extrememly difficult if you have to count carbs. So both of the above apps have all the nutrition information availabe you can think of including homemade dishes, which makes it nice when you are eating at a family members house. Just a tip that works for me and my daughter! Happy holidays!

  5. Mark Gutman
    Mark Gutman November 6, 2013 at 12:58 am | | Reply

    DMProducts giveaways are nice!

    My tip for traveling is that while you’re making sure to have plenty of supplies – and an insulated bag to carry them. Remember, whether you’re traveling for the holidays to someplace warm or someplace cold, extreme temperatures can damage your supplies, so protect your supplies and yourself.

  6. Nathan Durham
    Nathan Durham November 6, 2013 at 3:58 am | | Reply


    Extra supplies and the contact info for the endo office. Depending on the travel time we also have to do some temp. basals because of the car ride.

  7. Skye
    Skye November 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm | | Reply

    My best international travel tip: bring a card/book/brochure that says things like “I have diabetes”, “insulin pump”, “I need sugar now” in the language of not just where you’re going, but the surrounding countries’ languages also…. From Alaska to Spain I got re-routed through Paris, and while I have vaguely passable Spanish, I speak no French and was left (after 26 hours of travel and 11 hours of time change ) trying to use my Spanish in a French security line to explain about this “medicine machine” on my belt. It worked out fine in the end, but it isn’t something I would risk again!


  8. Jamie Leigh Martin
    Jamie Leigh Martin November 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm | | Reply

    Using MyFitnessPal allows me to track all the information, so I know about what I’m eating, and make sure I’ll be okay!

  9. Samantha A.
    Samantha A. November 7, 2013 at 7:47 am | | Reply


    For car travel, we keep backups of backups stashed around the car in easy to reach places, mostly snacks & all with different carb amounts. Fast acting, slow digesting, free snacks, high carb, it’s all there. We also keep a list of food orders at each fast food place. There’s pressure in a drive through to order and you don’t want to be surfing through a book or phone trying to tally up carbs.

  10. Katrina
    Katrina November 7, 2013 at 9:04 pm | | Reply

    I keep my old packing list, so that every time we travel, I don’t have to start my packing list from scratch! (I’ve found in the past that it can take me as long to make my list as it does to pack, so this saves me time and I make sure I don’t forget anything.) DMProducts

  11. Shelley
    Shelley November 8, 2013 at 3:59 am | | Reply

    There are three things that help me. First, Frio products– I have a couple of different sizes of their pen sleeves,, which you soak in water and the evaporation process keeps them cool in hotter weather. Second, having supplies more organized at home (this took me years) , so that I know where they all are, and can easily grab what I need to pack (including the extra meter batteries)/ Finally I have a separate zip case that I use just for longer trips so I know where everything is when I get to my destination. DMProducts

  12. amanda c
    amanda c November 8, 2013 at 5:27 am | | Reply

    DMProducts are great. I have two young children with diabetes and it is hard to have essentials when you need let alone that are made for diabetics. Sugar medical is amazing in what they have.

    Tip, extra supplies are a must. Make sure you have contacts in both places, doctor, pharmacy, where the nearest clinic is.. you dont want to be clueless if there is an emergency.

  13. Nancy
    Nancy November 8, 2013 at 5:55 am | | Reply

    DMPRODUCTS – my biggest tip for traveling is always pack extras of batteries, snacks, strips, meds, pods or infusion sets. . . . Whatever you need for diabetic health management, take extras and then one more just in case. Better to bring back what you didn’t use than to need and not have or have to hunt for.

  14. Shelly W
    Shelly W November 8, 2013 at 6:04 am | | Reply

    My best traveling tip is to carry double the supplies you think you will need. If you are flying keep them with you in a carryon bag that will go under the seat in front of you. In the bag keep some non perishable snacks. I usually keep almonds and some peanut butter crackers with me. Happy Holidays and safe traveling.

    I forgot to add that I love DMProducts giveaways. :)

  15. Joddie Gleason
    Joddie Gleason November 8, 2013 at 6:55 am | | Reply

    Love DM Products giveaways! Best tip for traveling…being at least twice as many pods as necessary! Also, have backup supplies if pods fail (i.e. Syringes). After a scary camping trip where my pods would not stick, I now have syringes in my overnight bag.

  16. Corey @ Learning Patience
    Corey @ Learning Patience November 8, 2013 at 7:18 am | | Reply

    My best tip is just to stay organized and keep check off lists so when you are rushed or frazzled you can make sure you have everything! DMProducts

  17. Kristina
    Kristina November 8, 2013 at 9:01 am | | Reply

    My best tip is to think in advance about what types of holiday food you will be having and keep a little cheat sheet in your phone with all of the carb counts. This way you won’t find yourself frantically trying to figure out how many carbs are in candied almonds or a cup of stuffing while everyone is getting ready to carve the turkey!

    Thanks for hosting the DMPRODUCTS give away!

  18. Sara Van
    Sara Van November 8, 2013 at 12:53 pm | | Reply

    Thanks DMProducts, these bags are so cute!!

    Always pack more than you need….. bring extra supplies and snacks just in case. Also, be mindful of your BG when you get busy around the holidays – set reminders to test if necessary!

  19. Christel
    Christel November 8, 2013 at 3:54 pm | | Reply

    All hail the extra snacks. I pack a box of nutrition bars in my checked bag and an extra bottle of glucose tabs for those times when the hotel shuts down room service before you check in…or those late night lows. Don’t forget to put snacks in carry on bags as well… You never know how long you could be stuck on the Tarmac! DMProducts

  20. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth November 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm | | Reply

    Just like Santa, I make a list and check it twice. DMProducts

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