I'm expecting to receive my pump within the next week or so and have several trips planned shortly thereafter. I've carefully read the TSA website and the airlines webpages regarding the subject. In my years of travel experience I've seen travels treated poorly (I'll leave it at that). Am I over reacting to prior experiences and the expectation of problems or does everyone have relatively good experiences going through security at domestic airports with their pump, insulin and gear?

I guess I need to put my mind at ease as I get closer to the trip.

Thank you in advance for your thoughts and experiences.

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I gave up with letters, explanations and pat-downs. I just disconnect my pump (the tubing) and put the whole think in the tray. Reconnect when I'm through, and we're all happy. BTW, the pump (2 yr now) has changed my life (better).

A word of warning, though: Some of the pumps say specifically in the instruction manuals NOT to put them through the X-rays in the trays. For the Ping (I think it's the Ping), it voids the warranty.

Thanks Sarah. It stays on me.

I have the omnipod and have been stopped everytime I have to do a full body scan. They just make me touch it and then wipe my hands to make sure it's not explosive. I have never had anyone know what it was, but they have always been nice about it. It usually adds about three minutes to my trip. I fly at least once a month. Hope this helps!

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