So tomorrow I have to fly. On an airplane. A very very long way. All alone. Next week I’ll be posting more about the fabulousness that awaits me on the other side. But for now, I’m completely freaking out about the flight.
Yes, I’m one of those nervous flier types. It’s not so much the “oh-my-gosh-I’m-way-high-up-in-the-air” thing that gets me. It’s more the “holy-crap-I’m-sealed-in-this-little-tube” that freaks me out. I’m extremely claustrophobic and the last time I flew across the country the seats were really small. I didn’t even really have the space to reach into my carry-on to get my meter and test. It was bad.
If the seats were this spacious I'd be fine. But they aren't, are they?
If the claustrophobia isn’t enough to agonize over, there is always the hassle of traveling with diabetes. Being stuck in a confined place for a number of hours is nerve-wracking too. I’m less concerned about going low because I’ll be packing plenty of glucose tabs and granola bars - but it’s unlikely I’ll be needing those. I’m more worried about going high, and I'm not talking about altitude here. The nerves, the stress, the lack of activity - they all suggest I’ll be fighting high blood sugars all day. And the other people in my row won’t be too pleased with me climbing over them to run to the bathroom every hour because my blood sugar is making my bladder fill up at record speed.
So, can you help a girl out? I know what to pack so I’ll be prepared. But those of you who stress over flying - what are your tips for staying calm and keeping yourself occupied on a long cramped flight? I’m begging you, lay your best travel secrets on me . . . .because I’m gonna need them!