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Comment by Sandy Palmer on April 3, 2012 at 6:59am

Daricel, See below. I have been flying since before I could walk. (Military brat) and there is a big difference between them doing their job protecting people and harrassing people.

Comment by Sandy Palmer on April 3, 2012 at 6:55am

Jay,
I usually do that. I have not had any problems like this before. I flew out of Des Moines / IA and they would have pulled guns if they had them. They were so bad and hostile that they started to scare my 8 year old daughter so I wasn't up for the teaching part. I had 2 thoughts going through my mind. Get arrested or just deal and b/c of my daughter I just dealt with it. However when I was through I made some VERY LOUD remarks to make sure that they heard me. lol I know that I will never fly through that airport again. I also know that if my daughter had not been with me I would have been arrested for fisting TSA workers. I think it's funny now but hindsight I probably should have put in some offical steps against these people. They made me pull up my shirt in front of other people / had no privacy booths and treated me very badly. They also were not tought how to pat down in an appropriate way and I aslo commented on that. I was smart with them for the most part through but being careful to not overstep the line of them being able to take me away in cuffs. :o) It's amazing what you have to put up with. It's all good though. Sadly you find these people everywhere and b/c I do not want to be the way that they are I just go on.

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.

 

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