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All Discussions Tagged 'airport' (12)

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Pump and Airport Security

For years, I have requested a "search" to avoid walking through the body mage machine with my pump--Medtronic says no, so I don't. I dawned…

Started by Sue

57 Oct 2, 2014
Reply by Alyssa

White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices

This we can ALL get involved with... It only takes a moment to sign your name and help us all - Type 1, Type 2, Type EVERYONE... Please sha…

Started by Christel

52 Aug 26, 2014
Reply by Rob Roy

Diabetes-related Airport/Airline Experiences, anyone?

Have you had any particularly good or bad experiences with specific airports or airlines, in relation to your diabetes?  Please share!  Thi…

Started by Emily Coles

14 May 20, 2014
Reply by nel

Bad experiences with people since getting my omnipod

Ive only been on the pod for about 3 weeks now, and so far a lot of ups and downs. My depression overall is overwhelming. I don't want to s…

Started by Jolleygirl

13 Apr 27, 2014
Reply by Cocheze

Insulin pump and airport/TSA procedures

Hello everyone, I have a couple of questions: 1. I will be doing a lot of traveling in May through airports. I have heard about not going t…

Started by Cmcardenas

26 Mar 30, 2014
Reply by artwoman


I am flying for the first time during the end of the month for a choir trip to New York! I am so excited! I was wondering if the security i…

Started by Caren

4 May 2, 2013
Reply by lisaNC

Airport Scanners, Traveling with an Insulin Pump

I wanted to share this blog after I ran across some trouble travelling for Christmas: Plz r…

Started by Grandwagoneer

2 Dec 26, 2012
Reply by Lois

Blood meters - can they go thru' the X-ray machine at airport security without being compromised?

There's been alot of discussion lately on TSA beefing up their security as of October 29, 2010 and also for those of us who travel with dia…

Started by FatCatAnna

9 Nov 30, 2010
Reply by Brian (bsc)

Alternatives to TSA's Pat Down/Body Scanner Policy

The experts weigh in on alternatives to body scanners & aggressive pat downs.   I smiled at the statement that TSA has become a jobs pr…

Started by Gerri

20 Nov 30, 2010
Reply by KimKat

Airport Travel w/ Pump

Hi, I was recently put through additional airport screening when the security agent manning the walk through scan at security SAW my pump c…

Started by Lori Koch

26 Dec 20, 2009
Reply by Tee




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