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  1. Mia DuRant
    Mia DuRant November 4, 2013 at 4:18 am | | Reply

    DMProducts…my best tip is to carry extra needles when I travel and a fresh bottle of insulin.

  2. Lesley
    Lesley November 4, 2013 at 4:39 am | | Reply

    I have a sugar bag already which I love – but this is the first time I have clued in and realize that these are based in the state where I live and the town where I work!
    Tip for traveling: Test more often than usual to head off unexpected highs or lows (that might foil your cgm). I usually set alarms on my phone to remind me! DMProducts

  3. Hannah
    Hannah November 4, 2013 at 4:49 am | | Reply

    Carry twice the supplies you think you’ll need. DMProducts

  4. Lindsey
    Lindsey November 4, 2013 at 5:07 am | | Reply

    DMProducts – carry extra supplies!

  5. Debra Harrington
    Debra Harrington November 4, 2013 at 6:07 am | | Reply

    Always bring supplies for at least an extra week in case of holiday travel delays, and never put your diabetes supplies into checked baggage; keep it with you at all times! DMProducts.

  6. Sue Chenoweth
    Sue Chenoweth November 4, 2013 at 6:18 am | | Reply

    DMPRODUCTS – Replace the juice boxes in my car with fresh ones, bring an extra meter and backup batteries for the meter.

  7. Jasmine
    Jasmine November 4, 2013 at 6:19 am | | Reply

    DMProducts. Excellent giveaway! My best travel tip is to prepare for a variety of experiences with TSA…

  8. Kristin Dantzler
    Kristin Dantzler November 4, 2013 at 6:31 am | | Reply

    DMProducts – I always bring at least 3 times the amount of supplies that I think I will use

  9. Laurie
    Laurie November 4, 2013 at 6:32 am | | Reply

    Carry lots of items for lows dm products

  10. John
    John November 4, 2013 at 6:36 am | | Reply

    DMProducts Always carry more than what you need, because if it can go wrong, it will go wrong, and be aware of other d folks where your going, and if you use a pump or CGMS, have the customer service number somewhere other than just the device… They can sometimes bail you out of a situation…

  11. danielle
    danielle November 4, 2013 at 6:38 am | | Reply

    we pack smarties instead of juice boxes for our daughter to get through security “a little” easier. and then pick up some juice boxes once we reach our destination to have on hand in case of lows.

  12. Nancy Eubanks
    Nancy Eubanks November 4, 2013 at 6:47 am | | Reply

    So far the TSA has been very understanding. I do, however, carry a letter from my daughter’s doctor explaining why she needs to travel with needles, etc.
    I have only had to show it once but at least we have it.

  13. Linda Devereux
    Linda Devereux November 4, 2013 at 6:53 am | | Reply

    DM Products. Love the bags! I never thought about getting one that actually was stylish. I have extra supplies everywhere – you never want to be caught without them!

  14. Karen La Roche
    Karen La Roche November 4, 2013 at 7:09 am | | Reply

    those bags are so cute what a great giveaway prize for us diabetics .new to this site ,lots to catch up on now

  15. Amanda
    Amanda November 4, 2013 at 7:10 am | | Reply

    DMProducts We use Sugar Bags and love them. I love that they can carry everything my daughter needs and she loves that they are cute bags! We’ve never flown with D, but we do take long road trips quite often. My biggest tip is to pack double what you need as far as supplies, and for long car rides, pack a cooler with snacks for all of the kids and make sure to bring a few extra low treats just in case little brother wants a juice or pack of smarties too.

  16. Katie
    Katie November 4, 2013 at 7:15 am | | Reply

    DMProducts, my travel tip would be to check more often and bring twice the supplies you think you’ll need. Thanks for the chance to win one of those beautiful bags!

  17. Timley
    Timley November 4, 2013 at 7:18 am | | Reply

    higher elevations and higher levels of activity can cause more frequent lows, test more frequently and listen to your body a little better. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement/exhaustion of a trip.

  18. Julie Schulman
    Julie Schulman November 4, 2013 at 7:22 am | | Reply

    Have an electronic copy of your dosing requirements and basal rates (even if you just email it to yourself before you leave). I once had a random pump failure 2 days before xmas and if I hadn’t had my insulin requirements with me (scribbled on a piece of paper as luck would have it) things would have been much worse than they were! DMProducts

  19. Patty Wagner
    Patty Wagner November 4, 2013 at 7:33 am | | Reply

    DMProducts – my best tip is to always pack your supplies in your carry on luggage, and pack food instead of juice for lows while traveling! Love those bags!

  20. Andrea Ouellet
    Andrea Ouellet November 4, 2013 at 7:33 am | | Reply

    Pack as many supplies as I think I need then double it :)

  21. Nicole
    Nicole November 4, 2013 at 7:35 am | | Reply

    DMProducts. Take extra everything! And make sure you have enough snacks in the car in case of a traffic jam.

  22. Joanne
    Joanne November 4, 2013 at 7:51 am | | Reply

    DMProducts – my tip would be to call the TSA Cares line at least 72 hours before your trip so you can have an easier time getting through security.

  23. Geannie
    Geannie November 4, 2013 at 8:09 am | | Reply

    Awesome bags!! #DMProducts Best travel tip? ALWAYS BE PREPARED WITH HYPO TREATMENTS!!!

  24. Melissa
    Melissa November 4, 2013 at 8:26 am | | Reply

    I’m all about carrying extra food- from quick sugar sources to healthier snack options like nuts or granola. Better to have the healthy munchies if stuck waiting! All about the DMproducts!

  25. Jenny VanHousen
    Jenny VanHousen November 4, 2013 at 8:57 am | | Reply

    Bring triple supply for significant delays, including your cell phone charger and if at all possible….TRAVEL WITH A TRUSTED BUDDY. “DMProducts”

  26. Dawn
    Dawn November 4, 2013 at 10:29 am | | Reply

    Try to share of halve your holiday treats or limit one small treat per day (preferably near the end of the day). I always pack an extra set of supplies for each day that I’m away from home. DMProducts!

  27. Erin
    Erin November 4, 2013 at 10:50 am | | Reply

    Tip for traveling: bring extra supplies and carrot sticks for long drives. I always get hungry for something crunchy, and carrot sticks give me something to do.

  28. Kathy Boruff
    Kathy Boruff November 4, 2013 at 11:52 am | | Reply

    DMProducts- Always carry extra everything! Never know when a storm may hit!

  29. Carolyn
    Carolyn November 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm | | Reply


    TIP FOR TRAVEL: Keep handy some fast acting tablets or anything that could help when dealing with a low number.

  30. Amy/Emma Adams
    Amy/Emma Adams November 4, 2013 at 12:52 pm | | Reply

    For a trip have water and marked snacks so you can grab and go then bolus. It works and of course supplies for anything… Be prepared.

  31. LeeAnna Hightower
    LeeAnna Hightower November 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm | | Reply

    DMProducts……Travel tip……always pack more than you think you will need!

  32. Sarah H
    Sarah H November 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm | | Reply


    Travel tip: always always always have snacks and juice/tabs with me. I also try to have a backup meter with me when I fly, just in case something happens with the first one.

  33. Melissa
    Melissa November 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm | | Reply

    I have been coveting Sugar Bags and meaning to get one. Please include me in the DMProducts entry.

    My tip: Carry extra bottles of insulin. Of course you never know if you might break a bottle and need another, but one Christmas, my husband and I drove past a homeless man with a cardboard sign saying he was a type 1 and needed insulin. My heart went out to him and we talked a while and I had a spare bottle to give him. We had had type 1 for the same amount of time, but what a different experience I had enjoyed. You never know whom you might meet in your travels!

  34. Jaylene Smith
    Jaylene Smith November 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm | | Reply

    DMProducts We always pack twice as many supplies as we think we will need. 2 times everything!! We pack a back up meter, lancing device, and ketone meter also. We always try to have spare batteries for all devices. Don’t forget all the charging cords for all your devices too. We are on the pump so we take all the supplies for that, but we also take supplies for if the pump fails like an insulin pen, cartridges, and needles. Take lots of glucose tabs or Quick Sticks of glucose and cake icings for night time lows. And of course lots of extra insulin kept cool.

  35. Kristin Grant
    Kristin Grant November 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm | | Reply

    The stress of travel can make bloodglucose levels high or low. be prepared for both and test more often. I like these bags on DMProducts

  36. Lisa Thomas
    Lisa Thomas November 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm | | Reply

    Bring a weeks worth of extra supplies, batteries, and an extra meter. Check more often and always have snacks available! DMProducts

  37. Martha Ouellette
    Martha Ouellette November 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm | | Reply

    I store my insulin bottle in a empty rx container. I remove the rx label and the insulin bottle fits right in it and protects it from breakage. Also, I ♥️DMProducts.

  38. Elaine Miller
    Elaine Miller November 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm | | Reply

    Depending on where we are traveling, especially if out of the country, get a loaner pump for that “just in case” we have a problem. Mini med charges a small fee, but the peace of mind is worth it.

  39. Iris Ewasko
    Iris Ewasko November 4, 2013 at 4:21 pm | | Reply

    We’ve only been dxed since May, so no travel yet. But all of these comments are helpful and a sugar bag will help with carrying it all!

  40. Marjorie Cooney
    Marjorie Cooney November 4, 2013 at 5:10 pm | | Reply

    DMProducts-awesome giveaway. My daughter lives their bags, we have two already, can’t wait to see the new designs. My best tip for travel over the holidays is to spilt your supplies between bags so that if a bag doesn’t make it, you have back up supplies in another bag (not including the supplies in your carry on luggage).

  41. Julie
    Julie November 4, 2013 at 5:38 pm | | Reply

    Love reading all the great tips! My tip is to always carry extra snacks in case your flight is delayed. Peanut butter crackers are easy and filling.
    DMproducts rock!

  42. Tarra Robinson
    Tarra Robinson November 4, 2013 at 6:15 pm | | Reply

    DM-Products- I always carry three times what I will need and I also carry them all in different locations. That way if something gets lost or displaced I did not lose all my supplies. I carry bags of candy and snacks. I also have batteries, needles and long acting insulin in case I run into any pump issues. I also have a Dexcom sensor in my purse in case it gets ripped off during travel.

  43. Sara
    Sara November 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm | | Reply

    Always carry extra supplies !!

  44. Megan
    Megan November 4, 2013 at 6:40 pm | | Reply

    I always bring more insulin and more pods (Omnipod insulin pumps) than I think I’ll need. Inevitably, I always need them. I also carry a letter from my doctor when traveling overseas to prevent any problems with wearing my insulin pump and Dexcom cgm through security. Love the DMProducts!

  45. Jennifer
    Jennifer November 4, 2013 at 6:47 pm | | Reply

    Always. Bring. Extra. Of everything! DMPRODUCTS. Even if I am only going to my aunt’s house 20 minutes away for Christmas dinner, I know it would be awful if my pump malfunctioned, I ran out of strips, or some other dinner-destroying disaster befell me. It’s not just about traveling out of town or state, but even close by that we need to be careful about!

  46. Laszlo
    Laszlo November 4, 2013 at 7:41 pm | | Reply

    DMProducts are great, would love to win one. Thank you.

  47. Kathleen Peterson
    Kathleen Peterson November 4, 2013 at 11:41 pm | | Reply

    DMProducts My best advice is to have everything plus a decent amount EXTRA for each trip, all tucked into one area and in your carry-on. I once went to the east coast, sweated off every site that I had and was unable to buy needles there because I needed a prescription. It was a nightmare.

  48. Neysa Blan
    Neysa Blan November 5, 2013 at 4:28 am | | Reply

    Would love to have a sugar bag! I always carry apples and nuts in my purse to squelch hunger.

  49. Jessica
    Jessica November 5, 2013 at 6:47 am | | Reply

    Bring at least double the supplies you think you’ll need and test your blood sugar often! DMProducts

  50. Debbie
    Debbie November 5, 2013 at 8:01 am | | Reply

    My DMproducts travel tip: Corral those pesky used test strips in an empty Tic Tac container, ideally inside a Sugar Bag!

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