Of course, the first aid kit
takes up space in luggage, but it is essential in the event of problems. Poorly
cared for, the slightest little sore can quickly become critical. This is even
more true if we go on an adventure, in remote places and when we have diabetes.
Here is the robot portrait of the kit of a backpacker on the go.
Antiseptic, dressings and foot care
Small wounds (blisters, cuts with
the reef, etc.) quickly spoiled our stay. First reflex to adopt: keep the wound
clean. In order to wash and disinfect it, provide soap, gauze pads and a skin
antiseptic. When traveling, the latter is much more practical in the form of a
spray because it does not risk spilling into the kit. In addition to this
essential trio, bandages are used to protect possible wounds from the risk of
infection. If you plan to bathe, think of waterproof dressings. For burns,
provide greasy dressings.
Whether the stay is city or nature, we walk a lot and the feet are subjected to severe test. And this is even truer in case of daily inspection of the feet by the patient with diabetes, while traveling. It is therefore necessary to protect them well, and provide a specific care cream. The best use of the insulin travel case comes there.
You will have to carry analgesics
(to calm the pain), anti-diarrheal (a tourist when you change your eating
habits and hygiene can quickly happen while traveling), antiemetic,
anti-spasmodic (in case of intestinal pain), antihistamines. For all these
drugs “In case of problems”, ask your treating doctor and your
pharmacist for advice.
Small useful material
We do not forget what to cut
bandages, remove a splinter or a tick: scissors, tweezers and safety pin are
then our allies (it will however be necessary to put them in his luggage in the
hold, under penalty of getting them confiscate at the airport). Also provide a
thermometer to take its temperature.
Mosquito repellent, water purifier, sun protection
The more precarious the place
visited in terms of hygiene and care conditions, the more you have to be
careful! Where mosquitoes are rampant and are carriers of diseases (Dengue,
Zika, etc.) it will be necessary to protect oneself with mosquito repellents
and mosquito nets. You will need the diabetic travel case there.
We especially do not forget the
sunscreen! With a high index, we are better protected. If you plan to stay in
the water for a long time (water sports, for example), it is recommended to
obtain a very high protection, which resists water.