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Travelling with diabetic child

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Travelling with diabetic child

We are hoping to travel to Belize this winter, but one of our children is diabetic. How are the medical facilities? Where are the best places to tavel that will be within an hour or so of medical facilities? Does anyone know if any of the jungle resorts have medical staff?

Edited: 29 November 2009, 01:19
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1. Re: Travelling with diabetic child

Let's face it, the medical care in the Global South is not what it is in the Global North. That being said most villages and towns in Belize do have at very least a basic medical clinic. This may be as simple as a shack with a nurse from Cuba volunteering her time, and working with donated to supplies, to our public and private clinics and hospitals. As Diabetes is a very important and relevant issue in this Country with a high population affected by the disease, it is certainly an area aware, and somewhat prepared to deal with it. Still if you are traveling with someone who may be in imminent need of medical care, you might put off your plans until you have done some more research on the specific area you are visiting in Belize, and the medical options available. Your resort should be able to assist you by proving these options and resources for you.

Edited: 05 December 2009, 15:27
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this is the second time you have posted this question. the first time you posted you received quite a lot of information. did you read the responses to your earlier post?

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Katzgar, I think this post was an accidental duplicate of the original. They were both posted at almost the same time.

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oops..........sorry

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