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Handling an Emergency Overseas

  • If you have a diabetic emergency while you’re overseas and you don't know where to go, try the American consulate, the Red Cross, or a local medical school.
  • Prescription laws may be very different in foreign countries. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends getting a list of International Diabetes Federation groups from www.idf.org.
  • Get a list of English-speaking foreign doctors from the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, www.iamat.org or 716-754 4883.