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5536886 tn?1455830946
Issues with travel and your supplies?
Have you ever had trouble while traveling with your pump, monitors, or insulin?  Is security pretty understanding when you travel with these items?
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1916673 tn?1420236870
It's wise to get a letter from your doctor or diabetic nurse specialist that explains you are diabetic and prescribed insulin. In the UK you can ask for a "diabetic card" that helps explain it too, should someone find you unconscious or confused. The letter from your GP should also explain that you require to have your syringe-pen, needles, monitor and maybe other medications with you at all times when traveling on an aircraft. While I have never had an issue, I do this as a matter of routine, just in case. Most airlines and border controls are very experienced and appreciate what diabetics need to have with them - and most airlines are equally prepared for diabetic passengers. I think it does depend much on the countries you may be traveling to, so I prefer to be prepared for any issues rather than risk a problem.

Tony
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5536886 tn?1455830946
Glad to hear you have not had an issue- thank you for replying with your advice!
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These travel tips from MedHelp.org and the Sugar Sense app might be helpful, too.
http://www.medhelp.org/diabetes/articles/Travel-Smart-with-Diabetes/1709
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