People all across the nation are living with serious health problems. It could be high blood pressure, blood clots in the legs, diabetes or something else. If you see a doctor regularly for any condition, then you may be concerned about getting in the RV to make a long drive to another state. However, you don’t have to let your health condition stop you from making the most of your vacation time. Here are some tips to help you travel safely when you have a condition to keep a watchful eye on.
Talk with your Doctor
Make an appointment to see your doctor four to six weeks before you leave for vacation. You can discuss dealing with time changes and if they’ll impact your medication schedule, if you need destination-specific vaccines and whether there are health concerns in the area you’re traveling to. Make sure that our medications are current and have them filled ahead of time so that you won’t run out while you’re enjoying your RV adventure.
The last thing a diabetic or heart patient wants to do is spend a few days living on fast food. Avoid this problem by planning on stopping for healthy meals and taking along appropriate snacks. Snacks that are high in protein and low in sugar are a better choice than chips and cookies. You should also pack plenty of water so that you can cut back on your soda intake while you’re traveling.
Medication List and Emergency Contact