What good is an idea or a knowledge if it can’t be shared? Our company was founded to help spread knowledge around traveling with diabetes and support each other to achieve our dreams. We believe that diabetes is a strength and should not prevent anyone to live the life that they want. The more people we support, the greater the likelihood to have a positive impact in the world.
We are #diabetictravelers and we provide every diabetic out there with the freedom, support, and knowledge they need to travel without worry.
We travel the world but we are not alone. The diabetic Travelers Network is a social impact community and a place for every diabetic to find educational information about how to travel with diabetes, connect and build a strong, supportive and empowered mindset.
It all started in 2019, when the Diabetic Travelers Network’s founder Julie Kfr, type 1 diabetic since 1993 came back from a solo trip to Colombia. After 5+ years traveling across 20+ countries and living in 3 different one, she felt to address a need she noticed recurrently during her travels: access to valuable information about traveling with diabetes and connections with other like-minded diabetic travelers.
She combined the knowledge she achieved during her years around the world, a lot of trials and errors to create the DTN: A social impact community that provides every diabetic with the knowledge support and connection they need to travel the world without worry.
Julie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 4. This not only took away her childhood but also left her with a life that was dictated by others’ judgment of her abilities. She was not allowed to go on school trips as some of the teachers considered her a liability. Fast forward the year before graduation, she decided to do a 6 months internship in Australia. She had never traveled longer than 4 hours flight before and never ever changed time zones!
It is interesting how some people always have something to say!
She was not only a woman going on a trip – this is already a no-go for some –she was a type 1 diabetic woman. There were so many reasons why she shouldn’t go. It is dangerous, what if she has a problem with her diabetes over there and what about my insulin? Will it still work? How will she keep it fresh and carry it on the plane? etc. … At the time, she did a lot of research and finally took a step that would change her life forever.
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