Traveller’s health – 3-part series: Part 3 – Travellers with special needs*
Diabetic travelers who are insulin-dependent find trouble during travel when their travel time is long and they cross over time zones. It can cause temporary upset of diabetic control. Especially, when flying east, the time between injections need to be shortened and while flying west, it needs to be prolonged. Some airlines are equipped to take care of diabetics when special notification is made in advance.
Travellers need to be informed that very few countries in the world are handicap-friendly and take special care of physically challenged. Before travel, kindly ensure that your destination is one of them. Aeroplanes, buses, trains and vehicles need to have ramps for the movement of wheel chairs, lavatories fitted with special seating, doors with lower handles, easy access to food and friendly employees.