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What should I do to my insulin schedule when crossing time zones?

Crossing time zones can confuse your insulin schedule. You may need to make a new plan for timing your insulin injections. You may also need to
adjust your total daily insulin dose. When traveling east, you get a shorter day and need less insulin. When traveling west, you get more hours in a day and need more insulin. Keep your watch on your home time until the first morning after you arrive in a new time zone. Check your blood glucose level more often than usual.

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