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Travel with spare pump

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by sparty87, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. sparty87

    sparty87 Approved members

    Apr 4, 2011
    My daughter will be flying with both her active t:slim and her old ping pump as a backup. The ping would be off, with the battery removed. She will opt out and request hand screening of her t:slim. The question is what to do about the spare pump? Send it through screening? Any literature on the potential damage on a powered off device from either the x-ray or electromagnetic fields in the screening machine?
  2. hawkeyegirl

    hawkeyegirl Approved members

    Nov 15, 2007
    It has become such a hassle for Jack to wear his pump through security that we always have him disconnect now and just run it through the x-ray. It's just fine.
  3. lilwitte

    lilwitte Approved members

    May 26, 2006
    I have done the same thing for the past 15 years, much less of a hassle then wearing it through the medal detector and hoping it does not set off the alarm. I have never had a problem with the pump malfunctioning afterwards. My pump is also exposed to radiation pretty much daily at work and again I have never had an issue with my pump due to radiation exposure.

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