March 22, 2007
Have a Great Trip! – New Travel Kit Provides People With Diabetes a Unique Resource to Help With Pre-Trip Planning and Offers Tips for Their Journey
INDIANAPOLIS, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- An average Boeing 737 carries nearly 10 passengers who have diabetes; one person in about every five cars on the road also has diabetes-as do more than 20 million Americans, according to the American Diabetes Association. Whether you're going on a weekend getaway or a once-in-a-lifetime excursion across Europe, if you have diabetes, careful preparation is an essential component of getting ready for your trip.
There is a new, free resource available for people with diabetes to help them travel with ease and confidence (downloadable at http://www.accu-chek.com/travel). It offers some tips, lists and suggestions to help them prepare for the journey and make the most of their excursion.
The diabetes travel kit includes: -- "Have a Great Trip!" brochure, which details useful tips such as handling testing supplies and medications on trips, traveling across time zones, and special circumstances like traveling with an insulin pump -- A Doctor's Declaration/medical certificate form that lists the physician's contact information and approves the user to be carrying diabetes supplies (helpful when going through airport security, border crossings and customs) -- Packing lists -- Emergency Identification card -- Foreign Language phrase book, which translates some key phrases for people with diabetes into French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish
ACCU-CHEK is a trademark of Roche. For media information contact: Lori LeRoy Roche Diagnostics Diabetes Care 317-521-7159 [email protected]
CONTACT: Lori LeRoy of Roche Diagnostics Diabetes Care, +1-317-521-7159,[email protected]
Web site: http://www.roche.com/http://www.accu-chek.com/travel