Flying with Diabetes

  • 08 Mar, 2016
  • Franki Napolitano
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flying with diabetes

It is estimated that 3.5 million people in Britain have been diagnosed with Diabetes, with 10% of adults being Type 1. Of the 31,500 children that have been diagnosed, 95.1% of them are also Type 1.

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

When the body is no longer able to produce insulin because the insulin producing cells in the body have been destroyed.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

This occurs when the insulin that’s produced in the body doesn’t work correctly, or when insulin producing cells are unable to create enough insulin.

Flying with Diabetes

As we know, when it comes to hand luggage, security in UK Airports is pretty strict; no liquids over 100ml, restrictions on the size of your bag and of course, no sharp objects!

So what happens when you come to fly but happen to have Diabetes for which you may need a high glucose drink or an injection of insulin? Are airports willing to let you take your 150ml can of Coke and your glucose monitor through security without question? Read More

Don’t let short stay parking short change you!

  • 22 Feb, 2016
  • Alice Fowler
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Short Stay Parking

It’s not just long stay parking that you can save money on here at Airport Parking Shop. Short stay parking is normally used when you are just wanting to park for a couple of hours, however, the car parks are usually conveniently located near the terminals so many use their day rates to leave the car there whilst on a trip. Read More

Valentine’s breaks to buck the trend

  • 09 Feb, 2016
  • Franki Napolitano
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We know that you don’t need a specific day of the year to show your better half how much you love them, so don’t worry, this post won’t be littered with Valentine’s clichés and photos of chocolate covered strawberry platters with the Eiffel Tower providing a backdrop.

What we’re bringing you is a selection of adventure breaks instead. As appealing as spending a Valentine’s weekend surrounded by other loved up couples in Paris or Rome sounds, in reality, it’ll just be crowded, cheesy and let’s face it, twice as expensive as it would be any other time of year! Read More

The best ski resorts for beginners, nightlife and families!

  • 27 Jan, 2016
  • Will Davies
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With a plethora of destinations across Europe, visiting a ski resort couldn’t be easier.  Each and every one of them will offer something a little different and cater to varying levels of skier, so there will be something to suit everyone.

Today the Ski Club of Great Britain offers their suggestions on some of the main resorts across Europe, focusing on those that are family friendly, ski resorts for beginners and those that offer a little more nightlife. Read More

How to keep the children entertained on long journeys!

  • 12 Jan, 2016
  • Luc Horncastle
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Keeping children entertained

From the screaming baby in the row behind you on the plane, to the jaded cries of “are we there yet?” from the children in the back seat of your car, we all have, or been in contact with, bored children on a long distance journey and wondered what could be done to ease their boredom. This article will suggest some great ideas for entertaining children on journeys. Read More