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Carry on or checked

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Dvbo79, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. Dvbo79

    Dvbo79 Approved members

    Feb 24, 2013
    Do you carry on your back up D supplies while flying or check them in a checked bag?

    We've flown several times since diagnosis but I have a terrible mental block and can't remember what we did the times before. :confused:

  2. Megnyc

    Megnyc Approved members

    Nov 8, 2012
    I almost always carry on. Mainly because I very rarely check bags. If traveling internationally I typically have a carry on suitcase and a tote bag and I pack a set of at least 2 weeks of supplies in each bag. If I am going to a remote area I typically add another set of supplies to the bag of someone I am traveling with. Insulin always goes in a carry on with back up insulin in the form of pens in each bag with everything. I never check insulin or sensors due to concerns about exposure to extreme temperatures.

    That said, when traveling within the US and even most countries in Europe I never do any of this and just stick everything in a carry on duffle bag and toss an extra vial of insulin and a few infusion sets, strips, and syringes into my purse.
  3. Sarah Maddie's Mom

    Sarah Maddie's Mom Approved members

    Sep 23, 2007
    It's a little different now that she's older and does most of her D stuff but when she was younger I always packed two kits: one in carry on (with the insulin) and a back-up in a checked bag. I rarely needed the back-up kit but it was good to know it was there. Each kit contained 1.5-2X what we'd normally use in that timeframe.

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