Managing Diabetes Care Across Time Zones

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#25thAACE–As if air travel isn’t troublesome already these days, managing a
chronic disease like diabetes – especially when traveling throughout
different time zones at 35,000 feet has the potential to result in
adverse events if not managed precisely.

That’s the information found in an abstract that will be presented
during the AACE 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress in
Orlando, Fla., May 25-29.

“Each year, millions of people with diabetes travel by air, with an
estimated 10 percent suffering from in-flight diabetes-related
complications during air travel,” said Rahul Suresh, a physician
training in internal medicine and aerospace medicine at the University
of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). “Air travel on flights across multiple
time zones disrupts the normal timing of meals and medication dosing,
increasing the risk that travelers with diabetes will incorrectly dose
their medication. Our goal was to develop a concise and updated set of
recommendations for safe management of diabetes during air travel across
multiple time zones.”

Dr. Suresh will discuss his abstract during a press briefing on
Thursday, May 26, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Rosen Shingle
Creek Orlando.

For more information, contact the AACE Public and Media Relations
Department at (904) 353-7878.

About the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents
more than 7,000 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE
is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. A
majority of AACE members are certified in endocrinology, diabetes and
metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine
and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders,
osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders,
hypertension and obesity. Visit our site at www.aace.com.

About the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)

The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational and
scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
(AACE). ACE is the leader in advancing the care and prevention of
endocrine and metabolic disorders by: providing professional education
and reliable public health information; recognizing excellence in
education, research and service; promoting clinical research and
defining the future of Clinical Endocrinology. For more information,
please visit www.aace.com/college.

Contacts

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Mary Green,
407-506-2960
mgreen@aace.com