TOP 4 TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH A MEDICAL CONDITION
Your ultimate schoolies trip may very well be your first trip away without your parents and managing your medical condition all by yourself may be a bit daunting. But this should not stop you from celebrating finishing school with a trip of a lifetime!
#1 Be prepared
If you've been living with a chronic medical condition for a few years now, chances are you already know that the best way to stay healthy and avoid complications is to always be prepared and organised! This means always having extra medication and supplies with you on the trip as well as a bit of planning and forward thinking. If you’re an asthmatic, it's a smart idea to invest in buying extra puffers in case you lose one on your grad trip. Additionally, diabetics should take a bit of extra time when giving insulin doses in regards to changes in diet and activity levels.
#2 Wear your medical alert identification
Whether your zip-lining in Vanuatu or playing with the local kids on the Cambodia grad trip, the easiest way to receive the most appropriate medical help is to wear some form of medical alert identification. There are a few reputable websites to check out which sell some cool bracelets and necklaces such as Mediband (https://www.mediband.com/au/) and MedicAlert (https://www.medicalert.org.au).
#3 Carry your medical information and supplies with you
When boarding the plane, make sure all your medication is in your carry on luggage even if you don't technically need it for the duration of the flight. Additionally, have a letter from the doctor outlining your medical condition and all medication and supplies listed. This ensures that when boarding the plane as well as travelling around your destination, you will be able to have everything you need with you without any issues.
#4 The Unleashed Crew is here to help!
If you ever get stuck and need a bit of help managing your medical condition, just remember that the Unleashed Crew are there to support you! In addition, there are designated medical staff on each trip whose sole job is ensure you are looked after and healthy.