"Not at all Mike, just have a doctor's note with you in case you get questioned. I can't recall the last time I even was asked to show it.
As with any medications, you should always pack it in your carry-on. What happens if they lose your…"
"I typically pack my syringes (eippens of Novolog and Levemir) in my luggage, but i am making a quick trip and not taking luggage. Will I get grief about epipens and a couple syringe tips in my carryon?"
Don't know if you ever made it to the endo or not - did you start the HCG?
I am on HCG diet day 11. I had to stop my BP meds (due to my BP being at around 105/67 (YAY!!!!) and had to stop Metformin due to my feeling weakish - when my…"
Hello all, anyone have any experience with the HCG diet? How safe for TYPE 1's? I have several non D patients and one friend doing it and the results are amazing. It sounds close to Dr.Berstein BUT you either inject the HCG hormone or there are oral drops. My next endo appt is May 25th I will ask them then. Thanks in advance, Robin
"Doesn't get that cold in them. I have worked both passenger and freight they can get real hot nothing to block the suns rays at the altitude planes fly at hence why most airlines won't except animals in some temperature ranges. The man…"
"I get screened everyday by TSA. I have only been asked once about my supplies and that was followed by asking why I had so many needles. I just told them I'm diabetic and keep my supplies on me at all times and then asked if they had a CRO…"
"Only problem I had was going through the metal detector with my pump. That lead to a full on frisk in a plexi glass room. On the way back, I just put everything in my carry on while going through security. Didnt have a problem then"
"You can carry all your medication,you have to have a cool bag with an ice pack or more depending on the distance of the flight.You can also check out the links below:
Or if you live in the UK
Hello all, is there a quick link here for airline rules for carry on medical supplies? I am MDI(only for one more month). I have a letter from my MD but this is my first time flying since diagnosis. Thanks, RobinSee More
Hi Robin, I work at the store at Clayton and Big Bend. I am starting with Dr. McGregor soon. I went to Dr. Tobin at Barnes once and didn't go back only because he wasn't on my insurance after that. I work Fri-Mon at my WAG if you're ever nearby come in and say hi! Best, Sutton
Hey Robin:) Glad you had a good visit w/ Doc...and I know what it is like, trying to get lower HgA1c while on shots. I too had to split my Lantus...much better...and then switched to pump:) I think you should try the pump...I bet you would really like it and w/ the CGMS...much better control. You could maybe ask Daniels for a trial on the pump...a week or so, and see yourself what you think. No...I do not have CGMS, only because I have such crappy insurance right now...I was downsized and then kept insurance by working on my grad degree/school insurance. I do have the transmitter for the MiniMed one...and will be getting a box to fine tune my pump rates...but, will not wear it continuously. From what I have heard...most people really like the DexCom and it is more accurate, works more continuously than the MM one. You will have to let me know what you think of it once you are up and running! so glad you are well and I am sure that the Hg will come right down w/ close monitoring:) I check BG like 12+ times a day when I am fine tuning...and BGs are always so much better. Really does require close monitoring and adjusting over time to keep tight. I just think all DBs should have coverage to cover the expense...in the long run, it SAVes so much money for companies and the govt. Well...must run:) Take care and keep in touch!
Thank you for the comments. Yes the cats....I am glad your daughter liked the pictures. This D is really a ride...huh? It can be so very hard. At least we all have each other to get support and understanding! I look forward to knowing you better and have a good day:)
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