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Old 02-01-2017, 19:39   #1
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It been while since I log in here. I been busy with my life as move in new place and all the holiday events going on. Anyway my question is relative to airplane security. I am type one diabetes and I have insulin pump. My old doctor told me that I can go though security scanner. I know I cant put pump in x tray, must with me. But I did not realized that body scanner can involved x ray and I go though there many time, I will said at least 10 time. So I wonder it will affect to my pump. They seems fine since now and no problem anything. So what I heard is that I must give my pump to person and do swab thing and take test with it. So I cant go to body scanner with pump? I will ask my new doctor in March about it. So anyone who have insulin pump can help me what to do with pump when I go to security?

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I would contact the pump manufacturer, rather than the Doctor. They should be able to tell you what procedure you need to follow.

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We just went thru the TSA security procedure. The TSA agent would not listen to us about not going thru the scanner. My husband was made to go thru the scanner. I do not know if insulin pump malfunction is why I cant get Ronnie's BG down now or not but we are struggling all this week since the incident.

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I found this on the medtronic site . im assuming this would be the case for most pumps

Airport Security Guidelines
Insulin pumps are designed to withstand common electromagnetic interference, including some airport security systems. Taking an insulin pump through airport security is quite common. It is always a good idea to carry the Airport Information Card (located in the front pocket of your user guide) when you are traveling.

Because travel rules are subject to change, it is advisable to check with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) before traveling. International passengers should consult their individual air carriers for international regulations.

Insulin Pumps, Personal CGM and Security
You can continue to wear your insulin pump or continuous glucose monitor (CGM) while going through common security systems such as an airport metal detector as it will not harm the device or trigger an alarm. Do not send the devices through the x-ray machine.
You need to remove your insulin pump and CGM (sensor and transmitter) while going through an airport body scanner. If you do not wish to remove your devices, you may request an alternative pat-down screening process

Notify security screeners that you have diabetes, that you are wearing an insulin pump and are carrying supplies with you
Syringes, Supplies and Security
In order to board with syringes and other insulin delivery devices, you must carry an insulin vial with a pharmaceutical label that clearly identifies the medication. Never store insulin in checked luggage, because it may be exposed to extreme (often freezing) temperatures, which can change its effectiveness
Carry your glucagon in its original, pharmaceutically labeled container
Boarding with lancets will be allowed as long as the lancets are capped and they are carried along with a glucose meter with the manufacturer's name embossed on the meter
Should you encounter difficulty when trying to pass through airport security, ask to speak with the TSA ground security commissioner or the international equivalent

So to be safe, Ask for a alternate method of screening like a pat down.
They have to comply if you ask. if they dont, seek a supervisor and start to video the incident

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Blood Sugar 101 - VERY informative and accurate a tried and true testing method lists foods for LCHF

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Different pump manufacturers have different rules. Medtronic pumps CANNOT go through any x-ray or body scanners. I have to fight the TSA agents every time I fly because they think all pumps are the same. I have to get a personal pat down, which takes about 5-10 minutes. You can't take the pump off and ask a TSA agent to hold it while you go through it because they are not insured for that. Also, you can't put them in your suitcases because suitcases are x-rayed also. So we have to live through the pat downs.

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