I was also 13 when dxd! :-)
You may want to look at this past forum as it also deals with travel: http://juvenation.org/forums/p/1802/12583.aspx#12583
In terms of how to pack,
have been on a few trips and I have a list of everything I should bring in my
diabetes binder. Might be a good idea for you to do the same and add to it
after this trip, so that when you go on another one, you know what to bring.
My rule of thumb is to bring DOUBLE the stuff you'll need. I guess it might be overdoing it but I'd rather have too many than not enough.
Syringes, insulin, alcohol
swabs, Ketostix, test strips, control solution, meter, lancets, glucagon, plenty of
glucose tabs/juice, any logs, books, or reference materials you may need...the list keeps going.
you think you have finished packing your supplies look through the bin(s) you
keep everything in at home. If there is nothing left in there, or you have packed
several of whatever is in there, you should be good to go. Make sure you check
all the different places around the house where things could be (like I have
forgotten Ketostix because I keep them in my bathroom cabinet).
Sharps containers...hmm. I think I used empty fabric softener jugs or something like that. Actually when I was visiting my grandparents I believe I used A&H baking soda containers. Small but holds about a week's worth of syringes. I can't exactly remember because I've been on a pump for two years now. but come to think of it that's what I used for sharps.
The first time I went away I was really scared. I guess it helped though that I was going to visit family (my grandparents) and I was used to going there about six weeks out of every year, so it was a familiar place.
And remember if you forget something there's usually a pharmacy near where you're going. So if you bring prescription info the pharmacy there can usually fill it. Don't count on it but if you do forget something, try to find a pharmacy.
Don't stress out. You'll be fine. Start piling up supplies at the end of the kitchen table a couple days ahead of time and there's a pretty good chance you'll be good to go!
this helps! Have a great trip!