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Diabetic Foot Care Tips for Travelers: Keeping Your Feet Healthy on the Go

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. It’s also the start of the holiday travel season. To help you prepare for both, the board-certified podiatrists at Cortez Foot & Ankle Specialists offer the following pro tips to help ensure safe travels for you — and your feet. 

Before taking off

Whether you’re hitting the highway on a road trip to the mountains or jetting off for an exotic island holiday, before leaving, here’s what you need to do:

If you’re flying to your destination, pack your diabetes supplies in a carry-on bag to avoid scrambling if your luggage is lost or delayed.

Your packing list

Don’t forget these essentials:

Traveling to cold or warm climates requires specific prep.

Cold climate preparation

When venturing to more frigid regions, bear in mind the following:

Warm climate preparation

For sunny destinations, you’ll need to safeguard your feet in the following ways:

Medication and Supplies:

Take special care with your diabetes medications and supplies:

Shield insulin, diabetes medications, and test strips from direct sunlight and heat. Keep these essentials in a cooler, but avoid direct contact with ice or a gel pack.

Traveling with diabetes may take extra planning, but shouldn’t be a  liability. For a pre-travel foot check and all of your foot care needs, contact the location nearest you by phone to schedule an appointment or book online today. We have offices conveniently located in Bradenton, Sarasota, University Park, and Ellenton, FL.

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