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Old June 11th, 2006, 11:33 AM
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Help again please re: diabetes. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to keep insulin cold and how to discard safely needles? Do I sound nervous or what? I do appreciate this forum,it has helped imensley!Also is there a site/forum where people on the ship answer questions? Pardon my ignorance kimjovi
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Old June 11th, 2006, 12:39 PM
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Many ships have small refrigerators in the staterooms for your insulation storage. As soon as you meet your cabin steward ask them for a Sharps Container and they will put one in your cabin for your use for the duration of your cruise.

If you know the ship someone can probably tell you if there is an in-cabin refrigerator.

If your cabin does not have a refrigerator you can ask your steward to assist you with insulin storage. It is a common issue.

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Old June 11th, 2006, 01:09 PM
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My husband was recently diagnosed with diabetes and, luckily, does not have to take insulin. My question is, though, is there a problem bringing the device that he tests his blood with in a carryon for the flight? I'm thinking specifically about the thing he uses to poke his finger with (don't know what it's called) Is that an issue with the airlines? I always hear to pack any meds in your carryon in case your luggage is lost, but what about those pokey things? If the airlines won't let you bring on nail clippers in your carryon, I would think those would be a problem too. Anyone have experience with this?
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I put my meter, lancets and other equipment in my briefcase and had no problems with it going through the xray machine. I do not have to use insulin so I can't speak to that issue but what Mike posted above is consistent with what I have read and seen in other forums.
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I too need to keep the insulin in the fridge. Does anyone know if Regal Princess outside cabin with a balcony has a fridge?

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