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Just as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.

It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (http://www.cr3diabetes.org), which accepts unexpired glucometer and insulin pump supplies, or alternatively you may talk to your physician's office or other local medical group to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance.

Thank you all for kindly refraining from this activity.

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Comment by daricel on April 3, 2012 at 6:53am

Actually, I was disturbed when they completely ignored my pump as a possible bomb agent (right after 9/11). I have been through a full pat down every time I've flown for the last 4 years... I don't think of this as being treated as a criminal - more that who knows what's in that pump and I'm getting protected. Too Kim's point, I also wind up chatting with the TSA folks about my pump (and if wearing it) and Dexcom

Comment by Jay on April 3, 2012 at 6:37am
Sandy, start engaging them in polite conversation like "You must not see many of these, do you?" Then gently lead the conversation into what, why, etc. just how it works for me.
Comment by Sandy Palmer on April 3, 2012 at 6:32am

Ellie, In Iowa after only seeing my pump as I wasn't wearing the dex at that time they swabbed me for gun stuff from top to bottom as well. I think that ALL airport personel should have better and extensive medical device training so they don't let people through with fake stuff and don't harrass the people with true medical euiptment. It's funny after but while your the one being treated like a criminal it is no fun at all.

Comment by jrtpup on April 3, 2012 at 6:26am

Wow, Wayne, congrats! What a huge accomplishment.

Comment by Wayne on April 2, 2012 at 7:35pm

Thanks to the DEXCOM system of sensor and Receiver! They helped me finish my 2nd Full Marathon in Knoxville TN without bonking. Thanks DEXCOM!

Comment by Ellie on April 2, 2012 at 10:58am

LOL. When I went through i raised my shirt to show them the Dexie and the Omnipod. The did some kind of 'residue' test to make sure they weren't bombs strapped to me. Then I just went on. No problems.

Comment by Massimo on April 2, 2012 at 10:54am

Thank you all for sharing your experiences! Now I am sure they will not force me into throwing my transmitter in the bin, as they do with pens and scissors...I know it is not a dangerous item but the fact that it cannot be turned off gave me some worries...

Comment by Jay on April 2, 2012 at 10:42am

As for flying, I have taken the attitude with TSA of teaching. If I get anything less than a TSA officer responding like they see hundreds of diabetics a day, I go into teach mode. Most appreciate it. I use a Ping and a Dexcom 7+. I do nothing different than if I were entering a secure building. I declare, explain, cooperate, and teach the office so if you see me or another pumper/CGM wearer, you will know what you are seeing and testing. Letters from physicians are worthless based on comments I have had directed to me from TSA, Federal Protective Service, and US Marshall's staff.

Comment by john on April 2, 2012 at 8:44am

Michale's comment, about syringes, reminds me....soem years ago, before it was common to travel to China, I had to clear in at a relatively small coastal town, while on a business trip. When the local customs officials saw abotu 100 syringes, in my luggage, they got really excited; probably anticipating the promotions they'd receive for apprehending this "western drug smuggler". Their dismay was palpable when I produced an authoritive letter, in Chinese, explaining my need for all this medical stuff. At that time, disposeables were a black market item!

Comment by Michael McClure on April 2, 2012 at 6:54am

I get more hassle (if any) for my syringes!

 

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