Ask Daniel: What should I pack when I go into hospital for a Bone Marrow Transplant? Further information you might find useful... Most patients, like Daniel, advise a stash of snacks! Some steroids you may be on may mean your blood sugars are higher than normal, which is means your diet for diabetic patients may need careful monitoring - it's important for everyone to take the advice of your doctors and nutritionists as everyone is different. When you're packing snacks, it's also important to stick to a neutropenic diet. Find advice here. If you're snacking or eating more sugar than normal, frequent toothbrushing and good oral hygiene are also super important, and will offset any issues you have with your gums as a side effect of ciclosporin. The AAT has a resource for young people giving advice on preparing for hospital stays. Find it here: Ages 5-11, Ages 12-16, For young adults. Ask a question Need more support? Contact our support team.