04-09-2010 05:35 PM
THis is my first time flying w/ my insulin pump. Will I have any problems w/ airport security? We are leaving tomorrow for the airport, so please give me any advice you may have about traveling on a plane w/ my pump.
04-09-2010 06:08 PM
Also you can do whatever you need to do on the plane as far as dosing for a bolus. I think alot of times people make it out to be a bigger deal than it really is to fly with a pump so don't sweat it too much.
04-09-2010 06:28 PM
When I had the Minimed and Cosmo both, sometimes they'd see the buldge in my pocket and ask me what it was. As soon as I told them, it was not given a second look. I've never had to remove it, nor would I agree to it. Half the time, they don't even notice it.
Flying with my Pod for the first time next week, and I imagine it will be even easier.
T1 since 84, pumping since 2001
yay for 5.9
04-09-2010 10:41 PM
Currently on MDIs using Levemir and Novolog
04-10-2010 07:09 PM
Pumping since 2001
Diagnosed Raynaud's January 2010
Diagnosed Lupus January 2013
04-10-2010 07:39 PM
Be prepared to be scanned and patted down and possibly visually searched.
04-11-2010 06:49 PM
How can you just "not mention the pod"? Don't you set off all the alarms? And when they ask you what's up don't you have to tell them why you are setting off the alarms?
04-11-2010 07:51 PM
Then rushing back to the Senate building I forgot to take it off and I still went through the metal detector without setting the alarm off - which was more than I can say for my SHOES setting it off in the House building??
The security looked the same as at an airport, but not sure how it really compares?
Diagnosed Type 1 at age 16 months, over 44 years now
Minimed pump and cgm since July '09
I have traveled cross country, and to Canada, UK, Kenya, Equador/Galapagos islands, and lived in Egypt for a year.
04-12-2010 12:49 AM
Type 1 since January 2008
OmniPod Insulin Pump/Dexcom G4 CGM/Apidra Insulin
04-12-2010 07:49 PM