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Airport security and insulin pumps

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

  1. Jeff

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  2. Beach bum

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    I hope this gets to the TSA. There site states:

    Passengers who have insulin pumps can be screened using imaging technology

    http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/passengers-diabetes

    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

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

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    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

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    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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