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Libre sensor and airports

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by jillsymes66, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. jillsymes66

    jillsymes66 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. Does anyone have experience of wearing their sensor through airport security please? Do I need a letter from my GP or just the Medical Device Awareness Card? Thanks
     
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    I fly frequently with a pump and a Libre.
    No one has ever commented on the Libre.
    (Shame the same can't be said about the pump.)
    So, I would say no need for a Libre letter or Medical Device Awareness card.
     
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    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a generic letter from the GP stating I need to carry diabetic medicine and equipment. Never had any issues and to be honest nobody has even asked to look at the letter.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What is a medical device awareness card??? Did I miss something? (again!)
     
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    Last time I flew I took a GP letter AND a copy of my prescriptions which you get when you collect your prescription.
    All prescriptions had the pharmacys sticky label on with my name and date issued.
    I rang the airline before travelling and gave my details and told them I would be carrying meds including needles on the flights out and back.
    At check in I advised staff I had needles etc and showed them the GP letter.
    Went through the X Ray machine with Libre no problems.
    I decided to get the GP letter and all meds with the labels on (had to reorder a few meds which I'd already removed the pharmacy labels) before going through to make sure there were no issues.
    Might be overkill but it's minimal effort which could save potential issues,delays,expense and inconvenience.
     
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    #7 buckmr2, Feb 21, 2019 at 1:03 AM
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2019
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