Anyone have the word on if these are safe for our pumps?  It uses very low level of radiation apparently.  Has anyone been through one?  Seems like they are popping up at airports all around the US now. 

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You know Jennifer I am not 100% positive I go by the little card my pump came with and it says no radiation so I don't let it go through the airport or even x-ray at the hospital since it says not too. I would rather be safe then sorry especially if I was going on A trip.
Yeah - I figured this, but if you are at an airport and they have the scanner and you won't go through it, then it's the metal detector then a full "pat down", regardless (even without the pump). Just trying to avoid the fuss.
The wands they use to scan your cloths are safe, it is the x-ray equipment that are not safe.

Yogi
you can ask for a hand scan of the pump if they argue ask for the tsa medical director. Abd the pump manufacturers say no xray, netal detectors are ok
I did find this, as quoted by a reporter who was reporting on the use of the scanners in Memphis: The TSA also says the radiation emitted by the scanners is much less than the exposure received from a cell phone or a flight on an airplane.
I have gone through one more then a year ago and did not have any problems after wards with my pump.
dont tell the pump manufacturer - it voids the warranty
I have been through several in the last few months and it has had no effect on my pump. But i got to say, i still got a pat down after and they swabbed my pump so it really was not much faster, but the line was shorter.
I wouldn't be surprised if I have to do this someday, even in an airport that uses it as a special screening for just some travelers (I get flagged for the weirdest extra checks - visual bag inspections, once a visual bag inspection at the gate as I was boarding (I'd already made it through security), once that weird machine in I think Indianapolis that uses puffs of air to see if you have explosives on you....) I will just need to remember to disconnect. I don't care whether it is deemed 'safe' or not, I want my pump nowhere near such a full-body scanner!
You know, i've read so many horror stories, that if I do travel out again, I think I will live my pump home, and be on shots for a while. Too much aggravation. Many times when these guys check your pump, they don't even know what it is, much less to know what to look for... Assuming we were "diabetic terrorists".. LOL



yogi
i have travelled for over 20 years with pump - i would never leave it home - just disconnect and ask for a manualor hand inspection. They have to do it and tehn u can avoid the pat down grope!
My pump seems to systematically alarm the regular WTMD so I get the pat-downs anyway. The instruction manual for my pump says not to put it through X-ray machines or other machines with high magnetic fields, but doesn't give specific instructions for full-body scanners. So far I've avoided them, but seeing as any case they provoke a secondary pat-down, I guess if you have a choice go for the WTMD, which the pump manufacturers seem happy about.

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