I've only been out of the country once in my life, in high school, before I was diagnosed, and I'm finally taking the plunge next month.
I'll be in Germany and France, and I don't speak either language very well. I'm looking for recommendations for learning/referring to key T1 related phrases? I came across the Freedom to Travel series. Has anyone had positive experiences with that, or would you recommend something else?
Any other advice, in general? I'll be traveling with (or, rather, meeting) a friend who has lived in Europe for years and is fluent in multiple languages, so I'll have someone who has my back once I get there. I contacted my doctor and, in addition to the travel letter and copies of prescriptions I always get when I travel, they're going to give me some extra bottles of insulin - I use a pump and apparently the shape of the vials is different in other countries, and might not be compatible with the reservoirs I use. I've always had good luck going through airport security when flying domestically - are there any added challenges when going through customs and/or security in other countries?
Thanks for any input.