Why is it smart to take my continuous glucose monitor when I travel?

William Lee Dubois
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Traveling with a CGM is even more work than living with one, and you might be tempted to just take a break from CGMing when you travel. But that would be a bad idea.

Few things wreak havoc on your blood sugars more than travel does. Your body clock unravels when traveling across time zones, sleep patterns change, eating habits get blown out of the water, and the assorted stresses and excitements that travel provides all add up to destroy even the best controlled blood sugar. You need your CGM when traveling. American Express and CGM. Don’t leave home without them.
Beyond Fingersticks: The art of control with continuous glucose monitoring

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