Travel in India with type 1 diabetes

Seven months after Amy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes we backpacked around India for four weeks. Here’s a set of articles which we’ve written.

  1. the introduction
  2. planning the trip
  3. getting the visas
  4. getting travel insurance
  5. the diabetes travel kit
  6. cooling insulin with Frio wallets
  7. flying, medical letters and adjusting basal
  8. buying diabetes supplies in India
  9. insulin availability and pricing
  10. food glorious food
  11. Amy’s first few food days
  12. The homestay adventure
  13. summary of problems
  14. Amy’s trip report

4 Responses to Travel in India with type 1 diabetes

  1. Guruprasad says:

    Hey! I see you guys have travelled only in the Northern part of India. Why do one take a tour only in the places like Delhi, Kolkatta, Maharastra. Come down to South India to see the beauty of the country and also you can learn a lot analysing for your Diabetic Research and Helping Hand. Well people are kind and healthy though. Im from Tamil Nadu, India.

    • kev says:

      Hi Guruprased, I’ve spent time in Kerala and Karnataka and one of my next five itineraries features Tamil Nadu. I know you mean well but for the record though there’s no diabetic research happening in Tamil Nadu that I’d have access to which would help a person with Type 1 diabetes.

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  3. Well just to keep you all informed, India has everything a diabetic requires. Insulin cooler bags which were rare to find are now available under the brand name “BLEU”. it requires no refrigeration or ice packs, just cold water to activate.

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