Granting Freedom in Travels to Children with Diabetes

Ann Bartlett Health Guide February 18, 2008
  • I've mentioned in previously writings that my ability to explore was largely because I had my parents' support to try things without diabetes coming up as a road block.  When I was 19, I decided to live abroad. It was not a program supported by my college or my friends where I would l...

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  • Meg, the Noob
    May. 08, 2008

    As an African worrying about going to Europe (How will I get insulin?  What if I'm stranded without a job for ages and I can't afford food and medical supplies?), I'm glad I read your post. 

    • Anonymous
      ann bartlett
      May. 08, 2008

       

    • Ann Bartlett
      Health Guide
      May. 08, 2008

      Depending on where you go in Europe it could be a no brainer.  Most of the countries have some sort of assistance program.  Where are you intending to go?  Is this a permanent move?  If you give me some information I maybe able to help you figure out resources.  

       

      Certainly in England it was easy as healthcare was socialized,...

      RHMLucky777

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      Depending on where you go in Europe it could be a no brainer.  Most of the countries have some sort of assistance program.  Where are you intending to go?  Is this a permanent move?  If you give me some information I maybe able to help you figure out resources.  

       

      Certainly in England it was easy as healthcare was socialized, but not every country has socialized medicine but there are generally assistance programs to help you.  

       

       

    • Meg, the Noob
      May. 08, 2008

      Thanks so much for your offer.  I was thinking about England or Ireland.  I have a British passport, as my father was born in England, but I've never set foot outside South Africa!  It's not intended to be a permanent move, but a way to see some of the world, get some work experience in a psychological field and hopefully to earn some money so...

      RHMLucky777

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      Thanks so much for your offer.  I was thinking about England or Ireland.  I have a British passport, as my father was born in England, but I've never set foot outside South Africa!  It's not intended to be a permanent move, but a way to see some of the world, get some work experience in a psychological field and hopefully to earn some money so that I'll be able to pay for my Counselling Psychology's masters degree.

    • Ann Bartlett
      Health Guide
      May. 08, 2008

      o.k. this is my first scan of websites.. still looking. Have a look:

      Ireland:

      http://www.diabetesinstitute.ie/PGShow.aspx

       

      England, London

      http://www.bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk/diabetes/about_barts_and_the_london_hospitals.asp

       

      Also if you have a 

      British passport it should give you access to their healthcare system immediately.  Do you...

      RHMLucky777

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      o.k. this is my first scan of websites.. still looking. Have a look:

      Ireland:

      http://www.diabetesinstitute.ie/PGShow.aspx

       

      England, London

      http://www.bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk/diabetes/about_barts_and_the_london_hospitals.asp

       

      Also if you have a 

      British passport it should give you access to their healthcare system immediately.  Do you homework before you go to have some ideas in case of emergency or need for supplies.