My son is type 1 and has been on the Animas Ping since April. We just flew last week. The pump cannot go through the x-ray machine, so my son wore it through the metal detector which, of course, detected the pump. That triggered a pat-down. Going home, we told the TSA agent what the pump was with the intent of avoiding another pat down. That did not work either. He still had to walk through the metal detector. It still went off and he still got the pat-down treatment.
I'm all for airport security, but I'd like to find a way to avoid the pat-down every time my son flies. Does anyone out there have a suggestion? Is there a type 1 TSA agent out there that can help?