Can anybody advise on where I might find more information with regard to insulin being passed through the X ray scanners at airports & whether it is damaged or de-natured as a result. Similarly I want to know if insulin pumps & blood/sugar monitors & strips are compromised by this procedure. The US Transportation Security Administration along with its Australian & Canadian counterparts all advise that insulin, insulin pumps & blood testing equipment should NOT be X rayed. They should only be visually appraised. I've contacted two insulin manufacturers about this but all I got was a cop out reply from one which indicated they'd not done any research. I'm hoping to get a more accurate scientific response from the other but I'm amazed that this issue has not been properly explored. I'm convinced that my blood/sugar monitoring kit was damaged by airport X ray machines during an August trip to Italy & having been denied the right to have my insulin visually inspected at Lisbon Airport recently I have stopped using those irradiated vials. On the outward bound trip from the UK I was asked if I preferred the insulin to be visually inspected. Why is this option not available world-wide ?