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Insulin pump and cgm.

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Chris1957, May 3, 2018.

  1. Chris1957

    Chris1957 · Member

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    Hi im of on hoiday soon I'm getting confused what have i got to do at the airports.
     
  2. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Chris1957 - all I do is take my pump off and hand it to someone at security for a visual inspection so it doesn’t go through x-ray and collect once i’ve gone through, I keep supplies in hand luggage and a copy of my gp letter though i’ve never been asked for it.
     
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  3. Chris1957

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    Forgot I'm also on a guardian 2 link
     
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    Take twice as much of everything than you think you'll need.
    Take backups (finger prick meter for CGM and pens for pump ... unless you can get a loaner pump).
    Take a letter from your doctor.
    Keep everything in your hand luggage.

    Do not put your pump through the x-ray.
    You can go through the metal detector arch.
    If you are asked to go through the body scanner (box where you put your hands above your head), explain you have a pump. They will either manually scan you or suggest you take off your pump which they will scan separately.
    If they question this or pressure you to go in the body scanner with your pump, show them the letter from your doctor.

    Be polite at all times and try not to wind up security.
    (At times, I have had to smile through gritted teeth but it is better than getting them agitated.)

    Then have an absolutely amazing holiday.
     
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  5. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    That’s ok it’s the pump which needs to handed to security to avoid x- ray, they see many insulin dependent diabetics so should be straight forward.
     
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    Chowie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I go through domestic security (Australia) no problems. I have the enlite CGM and Medtronic 640g. I have a drs letter on hand, but I never need it, I just walk right through.
     
  7. Engineer88

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    DO not go through the body scanner even without the pump, itll total the CGM (apparently)
     
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