Top 15 Diabetes Travel Blogs:
Here’s our list of the top 15 Best Diabetes Travel Blogs that we’ve found on the web. Have a look at them while preparing your trip away from home. They should provide you with highly valuable information on travelling with either Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes.
From airport security checks and insulin transportation, to personal stories, medical advice, and supplies, you’ll find all kinds of useful tips for travelling with diabetes.
Enjoy your Trip & don’t make it too Sweet!
Established in 1983, Diabetes Self-Management is a publisher of authoritative, reliable health information for people with diabetes. Among their many publications, you can find a blog on which they regularly post articles about travel and diabetes.
For the last 15 years, Jonni Lightfoot has traveled all over the planet with diabetes as the bass player and bandleader for the band Air Supply. He already had previous blog posts such as Rock N Roll Road Trip with Diabetes and A Little Help from a Friend: How I Started Insulin Pump Therapy.
Jonni shares with us the 5 best diabetes travel tips he has learned over his many years of travel. Check it out!
It is a blog about the ups and downs of living with diabetes.
The author is Helen Edwards, a type 1 diabetic woman, writer and blogger, diabetes advocate, ex diabetes educator and counsellor. Currently completing a PhD about how to improve preparedness for pregnancy through better communication between healthcare professionals and women with diabetes. Especially recommended for female travelers!!!
Laura shares her travel experiences for a full year as a Type 1 diabetic. What a challenge indeed!
“This blog is meant to capture my experience both planning for and enjoying our trip, all with T1 diabetes. I hope to show that traveling long-term with this chronic disease can be done.” She travels with an insulin pump (OmniPod) and a Continuous Glucose Monitor or CGM (Dexcom).
Full of tips and stories, it’s definitely one of the best personal diabetes travel blogs out there!
This website isn’t a typical diabetes travel blogs, but it helps travelers understand travel insurance and find the insurance plan that fits them the best. Damian started this site when he discovered there were no good travel insurance resources online, and we should all thank him for it!
He explains: “Most sites focused on presenting the policy information and providing quotes. But there was no basic information to help people understand what they needed and how to buy a plan. I started blogging about travel insurance coverage, different plans, and different reasons you might need insurance. As visitor traffic and questions increased on the blog, I expanded the site to include company and policy reviews, tutorials, and articles.”
The website operates as a virtual travel insurance agency, and Sweet Trip is not advising nor advertising this website, but simply informing you. “6 Tips for Safe Overseas Travel when You have Type 1 Diabetes” is an interesting and informative post that deserves a read before traveling with Diabetes.
IAMAT is a non-profit organization that helps travelers with medical problems while abroad. And that means any kinds of travelers, not just diabetics.
They help you plan a healthy trip and can help you get in touch with reputable English-speaking doctors. Their mission is to make the world a healthier place to travel and to provide travelers with up-to-date health information. Although not really a diabetes travel blog, their services are quite useful to keep in mind in case of trouble while abroad!
Sarah Grace describes herself as someone who, like many of us, can’t live without coffee and insulin. She’s had Type 1 diabetes for 12 years, diagnosed just after she turned 14 years old.
Since then, she has traveled to over 20 countries with just a backpack! Sarah started her diabetes travel blog when she was a senior in college. She shares her adventures abroad and in America, and her thoughts, feelings, experiences, and musings about diabetes... A very interesting and personal diabetes travel blog!
Cazzy and Bradley are Digital Nomads; they don’t have a fixed address and they’re always on the road with their backpacks and laptops. Their aim is to visit every country on Earth!
Dealing with Type 1 diabetes, they write about their travels to South America and South East Asia. Their diabetes travel blog is full of local information and general tips for traveling with diabetes!
GlucoseTracker is a simple and easy to use web application for keeping track of your blood glucose levels. It’s completely free with no ads, and more than 70.000 people use it.
Jonathan confirms that nothing bad happened to him while traveling to over 125 cities and 28 countries with type 1 diabetes He says: “My insulin didn’t go bad, nothing got stolen, never got questioned by security about the amount of medication I had with me…”
On his diabetes travel blog, he shares a few tips with those of us who are considering traveling with diabetes: “This is a lot easier than you think. Don’t let the diabetes stop you from fulfilling your dreams.” That’s the kind of thing we like to hear!
Kiersten from California left her career in corporate finance to become a world traveler. “Since then, I’ve traveled to over 50 countries and have knocked some big adventures off my bucket list. I hope to inspire you to live a life you love and settle for nothing less than extraordinary.” Go check out her diabetes travel blog! We hope you’ll find some encouragement to do it yourself!
Carly left her comfortable life in Australia back in 2014 to embark on a traveler lifestyle. She hasn’t looked back ever since. Although The Wanderlust Days is not written solely for diabetics, Carly has Type 1 Diabetes and writes about making travel easier for those with the same condition.
She moves from country to country, providing valuable reviews of hostels and travelling products.
The CDN’s mission is focused on providing young adults with T1D the peer connections they value. Their expert resources help to successfully manage the challenging transition to independence at college and beyond.
CDN works towards the day when all young adults with diabetes are motivated and equipped to live a healthy life. Although not exactly a diabetes travel blog, their article about Travel And Study Abroad is an interesting read that will provide you with the basic tips for traveling with diabetes.
Jeremy, the author of this diabetes travel blog, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1982. But that did not stop him from seeing the world. One of his goals is to keep his blood sugar level between 70 and 130mg/dL, hence the name of his blog.
His project began with one philosophy in mind: diabetes is not a hindrance to anything. Just like we think at Sweet Trip!
Jeremy writes about his travel tips and itineraries spanning the whole globe. He has visited Europe, China, Southeast Asia, Mexico, and many other places. He also provides destination guides to help diabetics enjoy their trips. It’s definitely a useful blog that we advise you to check out!
More than a diabetes travel blog, it’s a general medical travel blog. You’ll find lots of info about how to travel with different medical conditions, including diabetes.
In case you are celiac, traveling with asthma, angina or any other disease besides diabetes, you will find valuable information to consult before and during your travels!
Other non-blog sites where you can find useful information about travel and diabetes:
Sweet Trip has created the first ever Travel Guides for People with Diabetes!
Laura Pandolfi, suddenly diagnosed with type diabetes 1 during her travels to Southeast Asia, decided to quit her job as a Human Rights Lawyer in Paris to create this new Travel Guide concept. Since then, she has traveled constantly while working on these guides that will definitely help smooth out your trip!
In each of the guides you will find all the information you ever dreamed of having about each destination:
- Local food, carbs and nutrition, food vocabulary, healthy food addresses etc.
- Healthcare system, medical assistance, pharmacies, medical vocabulary etc.
- Active tourism to discover your destination by foot or bicycle and lower your blood sugar levels!
Have a Sweet Trip! 🙂