Tips for flying with Diabetes
1. Bring snacks
In order to make sure your blood sugar levels are well regulated, consider bringing your snacks on your flight. Check out our guide to bringing your own food on the plane, to make sure you comply with rules and regulations.
2. Double-check your food
If something doesn't look right with your meal, don't hesitate to ask the cabin crew to double check that your meal does not have any ingredients that are high in sugar.
3. Book with plenty of time
Although many airlines might ask you to reserve one or two days in advance, calling them as early as possible gives staff enough time to make sure that your diabetic meal is on your flight.
5. Let the airline staff know straight away
Once on board your flight, let the cabin crew know straight away that you are diabetic. In this way, they can let you know at what times meals will be served and are aware that you require a special meal.
Other Dietary Requirements
Are you a vegan or vegetarian? Find out everything you need to know about meat-free meals with our pages on vegan and vegetarian airline food. Or visit our Religious Dietary Requirements or Allergy pages to find out which airlines cater to your diet. For information on other dietary requirements please click here. Please see our special meals page if you have any meal requirement and you may find what you're looking for.