Traveling to Thailand – diabetes packing list

Traveling internationally can be tricky enough, but then add having type-1 diabetes and it complicates things quite a bit. I always feel like I’m packing for an additional person! I decided to do this blog post because to me it’s standard practice to have to pack all of this, but for my cousin that I’m traveling with, this is such a foreign thing to her. Here’s a peak into my bag of diabetes supplies…

Medtronic Insulin Pump

Insulin Pump Reservoirs

Insulin Pump Infusion Sets (two different kinds)

Additional tagaderm for warmer weather climates (preventing from pulling out of your skin when it gets sweaty)

4 sensors (this is for the Continuous Glucose Monitor)

1 Transmitter

1 Transmitter Battery Recharger

Tagaderm for sensor

2 bottles of Novolog Insulin

1 bottle of Lantus Insulin (in the case my pump would stop working)

2 packs of syringes (in the case my pump stops working)

Glucagon Kit  (used in an emergency for a very low blood sugar)

2 medical ID bracelets

Medical note from Doctor explaining the medication and pump supplies that you have on you

2 different blood sugar monitors

3 bottles of strips (2 different types)

2 Finger Pokers


AAA Batteries for pump

Snacks for 14 days

Glucose Tabs

Emergency Contact Information

Frio Case – “The Frio is a pouch whose cooling properties do not come from an icepack – or anything that needs refrigeration. Its cooling properties come from water. The FRIO contains crystals activated by immersion in cool water and maintains its low temperature for a minimum of 45 hours – through the evaporation of water.”

-This will be my first oversees trip with this new case. In the past I’ve had to try to rely on traditional icepacks and coolers,                               which were bulky and never stayed cool for the whole day. I’ll keep you posted on what I think about this.


We head to Chaing Mai in the morning. Good afternoon from Bangkok!



One thought on “Traveling to Thailand – diabetes packing list

  1. I am traveling to Thailand with my insulin pump in 2-months and I am a little nervous since it will the first time traveling to a less industrialized country since I started on insulin. How did the pump work out on your trip…I’m worried it will be so humid, that the pump will fail and considering just going back to using insulin pens for the trip.

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