Guest Blog Post by Jeremy Hyman of Type1Travels.com
By this time, I gave up the insulin pens and moved on to the Omnipod, which I still wear today. I spent the next seven years of my life primarily traveling around the U.S. with the Wizards, where I would start to learn what traveling as a diabetic was all about. It was an amazing job and one that required a lot of time and energy. It was also a job that was about as far from a traditional 9-5 as one could find, which meant crazy hours, crazy travel, crazy eating schedules, and a life that was probably not the most ideal for a Type 1 diabetic.
But, as I mentioned above, I wouldn’t let the disease prevent me from living the life I wanted. I then left that job in 2018 for maybe the only thing that would actually force me to leave: The chance to travel the world.
Before I left, I decided I would write about my travel experiences through a Type 1 diabetes blog, which I launched in 2018. That’s when Type1Travels.com was born.
- The first, was to showcase all of the things that were possible despite being a Type 1 diabetic. Through the many pictures and stories, I did my best to highlight as many of my adventures as possible. I actually still have about 40 percent of the blog to publish, which I’ll do over the next few months.
- The second, was to provide tips and guidance on different techniques I used in different countries in terms of handling my disease. From searching for endocrinologists in different countries, to finding where I could buy affordable insulin, to things as simple as figuring out if a hotel or an Airbnb had a refrigerator where I could store my insulin, I tried to convey as much as I could about all of the things I was dealing with along the way.