We are headed to Grand Canyon, Arizona. Making a stop in Denver, Colorado on the way. How worried do I need to be about my insulin pump and elevation?
2nd we will be gone for 9 days. How many supplies should I bring and should I bring lantus just in case (god forbid) my pump malfunctions?
Hi Melissa, hey have fun that sounds great I am jealous! I have been both places, and I travel for work so I have to fly every week these days, I have never heard of problems with pumps and elevations. I did drop a camera lense at the Grand Canyon, "elevation" is bad for camera lenses!
the general guide is 2x the supplies you'll need, but 125% works for me on longer trips. I brought backup lantus and syringes to China 2 years agom but that was because I was a little far off the beaten path. My pump manufacturer will loan me a pump for a vacation if I ask for one. Hiking the canyon is tiring, bring carbs!
Airports are not a problem, but you may be asked for prescriptions, that's why it's best to have insulin individually boxed and labeled with the script info. take all your supplies as carry on! Liquid medicine is okay in carry on bags, but you sometimes will get a "bag check".
do NOT forget to have a blast!
coffee pot rock, Sedona Az.
me and Lisa at the Grand Canyon