"I was scared to arrive alone in Hong Kong for my new job position. I found out about the Diabetic Travelers Network online and registered. They put me in touch with Charlotte, a diabetic Hong Kong resident. I met her on the first day I arrived. She has been extremely helpful and showed me all around town, taking me to her personal diabetes-friendly places and sharing her special tips to live in Hong Kong with diabetes. I don't know how I would have done it without her!"
"I've been a local volunteer for the Diabetic Travelers Network for a while now and I'm helping out diabetic travelers who reach out to me and need information about managing diabetes while in New York City, where I live. I'm always happy to share my diabetes-friendly addresses with them, or to help foreigners with pharmacies or hospital information. Besides, it's a good way to meet people for different countries!"
SuzanDiabetes Volunteer in New York City
In 2018, I went on my first solo backpacking trip to Thailand. I was quite scared about that adventure. I am a type 1 diabetic and needed to take my insulin for the whole length of my travel: 3 months! The thing I was most scared about was to loose all my insulin... I reached out to Sweet Trip's community and met with Hélène, a French woman living in Bangkok for 12 years. She suggested I leave my stocks of insulin at her place, safe in her fridge. Once a month, I got to Bangkok to get my insulin for the month from hers. That's been very helpful and allowed me to relax and enjoy my travel without worrying about keeping my insulin cold all the time or worst, loosing it!"
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