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What has to go in the hold and what in hand luggage?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Medication and Drugs' started by NaijaChick, Aug 15, 2021.

  1. NaijaChick

    NaijaChick Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have a major trip coming up and I’m packing times three in case the country that I’m visiting ended up on the red list or they shut their boarders.

    Please can you tell me what I can put in my suitcase and what has to go in my hand luggage.

    Insulin
    Freestyle libre
    Test strips
    Iport advance

    Thanks

    NC
     
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    NaijaChick Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Everything, and I mean everything, related to diabetes goes in your hand luggage.
    You have no control over anything that goes in the hold, including whether it makes it to your destination.

    And don’t forget hypo treatment for the trip.

    I always take a letter from my doctor in case anyone complains. This has only happened a couple of times in hundreds of flights but better to have the letter and not need it than have your life saving medication confiscated.
     
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    NaijaChick Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If I needed to put some items in the hold then what could go there?
     
  5. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Why would you need to put items in the hold?
    Most airlines allow extra hand luggage free of charge for diabetes equipment. You might need a letter from your doctor though, and you'd best contact the airline beforehand, so you know what is needed to take everything with you.
    https://www.t1resources.uk/resource...ional-luggage-allowance-for-medical-supplies/
     
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    What could go in there is anything except insulin but why would you want to risk losing your diabetes kit when you don’t need to.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @NaijaChick ,

    My take on it when traveling. Is I carry my "life support" or quality of life in my hand luggage.

    Enjoy your trip. :)
     
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