Have Diabetes, Can Fly

Written by Frances Towner Giedt, Bonnie Sanders Polin, PhD

The world has definitely become a smaller place with jetting across country and across multiple time zones within the span of a few hours or days commonplace. We both fly frequently, on the average every couple of months, and no matter whether we're flying a few hours or upwards of a day, we do so safely and arrive with our diabetes still in tight control.

It does take some pre-planning and consultation with our physicians, but that's a small sacrifice in lieu of being able to travel anywhere we want, whenever we want.

Here are some general guidelines that we follow: