I am starting to believe that Medtronic’s along with the TSA is “Irresponsible” in not publishing clear , concise instructions and explanations in regards to TSA and Flying. There are so many “Conclusions” and “Rumors” that trying to protect my pump and CGM is becoming the most stressful point of my life in that IO fly every week.
TSA says Body Scanners are Safe. They have near nothing on there sites to help in this issue.
Medtronic’s says to remove the pump, “You need to remove your insulin pump and CGM (sensor and transmitter) while going through an airport body scanner.”
This is Irresponsible advice to people without discussion of the risks, impacts.
Where to do a reinsertion of the Senor in a an Airport ?
In the filthy Bathrooms ?
When I tried to do it in a waiting area I was told I could not as it was a medical thing and people were uncomfortable.
This is not including the fact that to remove the CGM sensor is a cost of $50+ !!!!
Others say it is safe. My primary airport, Raleigh NC now has ONLY the Body Scanners and therefore I have no choice but to go to a pat down every time to be safe.
Medtronic’s should follow their creed “Medtronic Patient Services is here to help. We're available to provide general educational information about Medtronic devices and answer questions about our devices and therapies.” And publish accurate, complete and supported directions on this issue.