A queue full of people greeted me as I approached the end of a long line. I began removing the watch from my wrist, unlooping the belt from my waist, and loosening the clasp on my Medic Alert bracelet. I shoved those items into the front pocket of my satchel. I pulled my wallet out from the front po
Have you had any trouble going through airport security because of your diabetes device?
Insulin pump user Frank set off the alarm making him conscious of his diabetes. Here's his story.
The story is a bit flamboyant, I have very little love for TSA but the agent was doing his job.
If you are so insecure that you can't handle a quick pat down then with all due respect don't fly anywhere.
I don't wear a pump but I travel with my little diabetes kit and never had an issue going through the TSA checkpoint.
I only got irritated when they told me to remove my flip flops.
If the local security agent isn't familiar with diabetic devices and you are not comfortable with their intervention, ask politely to see their supervisor. They should be aware. If not take the matter higher and higher until rectified. They have a job to do, let them do it, but help inform them how to do their jobs better especially when dealing with medical devices. Sensitivity settings can be adjusted depending on the level of security required at various airports.
I had letters from my doctor and a print out from Medtronic stating my pump must not go through the body scanner. I told the security gut and he shouted at the top of his voice " we've got a refuser"...... I was humiliated and embarrassed. I was not refusing at all. Happy to go through any checks they wanted but not put my pump through the scanner. It made everyone around me stare and I think a little wary. A few minutes later a manager came over did a pat down and sent me on my way.... not a happy experience...
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