Yes, I know there have been multiple threads on this topic. But every time it comes up, I'm puzzled by the responses, so I figured I'd put my own thread!
On August 3rd I'll be flying from Sacramento CA to Tampa, FL so if anyone has specific experience flying into or out of those two airports I'd love to hear about it.
Here is my general confusion: I haven't flown since they instituted the new body scanners so I do get a bit vague about the whole "metal detector" (as in older detectors we walked through,) "full-body scanners" and pat-downs. So, are there now the three alternatives? And you are either instructed randomly to have one of them or you can request a different one? Also, are there still the old type of metal detectors and are those also seen as dangerous to pumps? I prefer to be conservative on this question, as I'd hate to hear I'd voided my warranty!
Ok, my real confusion is in other threads on this topic many people say, "I don't feel comfortable walking through the full body scanner with my pump" or "my pump manufacturer says never walk through the full body scanner with my pump". I don't see anything like that on the Animas website or in my Ping manual, but I haven't spoken to anyone there. Then people go on to say, "So I requested a pat down". I don't really care if the full body scanner shows a picture of my naked body, but I am very uncomfortable with someone rubbing their hands over my body! (even female, which I assume it always is). So in those threads I always say, "So why can't you just hand your pump to the agent to inspect manually and then just stroll on through?" I never seem to get a clear answer to that question, so that's what I'm hoping to learn. Thanks!
What's frustrating is that anyone c an refuse to go through scanner for whatever reason they choose, but from the experiences some people have had, it appears the TSA agents don't even know their own rules. If I had a pump, I think I'd go the same route you did.
Yeah, unfortunately here in the U.S. we've become a nation of sheep, blindly marching to whatever drum the fear mongers bang. If, god forbid, a potential terrorist finds a way to use an insulin pump or insulin or syringes to hide dangerous material we will all be faced with even more draconian regulations down he road.
Btw, Shawnmarie, apropos of absolutely nothing, I've been using your sausage/egg souffle recipe, with vegie sausage, varied types of cheese and made in an individual souffle dish. Thanks for the low carb breakfast variation!
Me too Shawnmarie! I've been meaning to post a thank you! My husband and I both enjoyed your recipe. Thank you! :)
I'm so glad you both enjoyed it! It's time for me to throw a batch together once again. Insulin needs seem to be increasing, so the carbs will be decreasing!