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Take 2-3 times the amount of supplies required and split into separate containers, in case of loss or damage.
Must be kept in your hand luggage. The Diabetes Nurse can provide you with a covering letter for this.
Basal insulin pen and/or basal insulin cartridges
NovoRapid insulin pen and/or Novorapid insulin cartridges
Blood glucose meter, test strips and lancets. Diary for recording results
Blood ketone test strips/meter
Hypo treatment/fast acting and slow release carbohydrates
Glucogel (formerly known as Hypostop Gel)
Plastic tub for disposal of needles/lancets
Cool pack e.g. Frio (Diabetes Nurses have information leaflet)
European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) (available online:
https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/healthcare-abroad/apply-for-a-free-ehic-european-health-insurance-card/) or by calling 0845 606 2030 or by picking up an application form from the post office Identification e.g. jewellery or ID card
Tummy bug treatment e.g. Dioralyte
Any other medication that is being taken
For more advice on travelling with a Diabetic child, click