So, over spring break I will be going on the vacation of my life, which I am so excited about :) But, I have some D-related questions about air travel in general and traveling out of the country. The last time I traveled by air was in November 2008, from Maryland to North Carolina. I have never traveled by air out of the country before, which I will be doing 5 weeks from now.
Has anything changed about flying in general with diabetes in the last one and a half years? I know the basics of packing-- I'm a seasoned long-trip traveler by car-- like, I always pack 2x as much of everything and always bring Lantus and syringes for backup in case my pump fails. The last time I flew was the first time I flew with diabetes, and everything ran smoothly. I brought a letter from my CDE stating I was diabetic, etc. in case I was questioned. But I only had carry-on bags for that trip (it was a short trip) so I could keep all my supplies with me. Any suggestions for packing diabetes supplies when you're going to have to check luggage? Should I put supplies in carry-ons or suitcases, and should they be in just a gallon zip-lock bag inside the carry-on bag/suitcase?
I don't know if flying out of the country will matter... any thoughts on that? Should I just follow what I would do for air travel inside the U.S.?