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Airport security and insulin pumps

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jeff, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Founder, CWD

    Jun 1, 1995
  2. Beach bum

    Beach bum Approved members

    Nov 17, 2005
    I hope this gets to the TSA. There site states:

    Passengers who have insulin pumps can be screened using imaging technology


    Obviously it is a personal choice if you want to go against the recommendations of not using body scanners, but the reports are showing that it is not in a pump wearers best interest to go through one. TSA needs to be aware of this.
  3. Kent T

    Kent T Approved members

    Nov 24, 2007
    Yes, and Animas does not recommend insulin pumps go through imaging devices.
  4. sarahspins

    sarahspins Approved members

    May 5, 2009
    Yes, and I believe specifically they say it can void your warranty if you were to undergo a full body scan with your pump on - IMO I'd rather just be screened by hand than take that risk. Whether or not it would actually harm the pump is a moot point if the pump company would rather their pumps not go through the scanner.
  5. Dannigirl5173

    Dannigirl5173 Approved members

    Mar 21, 2010
    I know this is older but we frequently travel to Mexico and have never had a problem. I asked the TSA to hand inspect as well as Mexican authorities and all was well.

    The TSA didn't really seem to know what it was where in Mexico- they barely looked at it and knew exactly what it was. It was weird.

    It is your right to have it hand inspected and not put through scanners.

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