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A trip and am diabetic. What do I do with my insulin pump and transmitter while on the plane?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: No change

To be safe, i'd have a doctor's note but you should be able to wear your pump & carry it on the plane without problems.
I would show the agent the pump, then walk through screening. They are trained to know what it is. You can use the same pump settings while on plane. 1 study came out in 2011 stating you might get a 0.623% increase in insuin delivery because of the altitude but that's nothing.

In brief: No change

To be safe, i'd have a doctor's note but you should be able to wear your pump & carry it on the plane without problems.
I would show the agent the pump, then walk through screening. They are trained to know what it is. You can use the same pump settings while on plane. 1 study came out in 2011 stating you might get a 0.623% increase in insuin delivery because of the altitude but that's nothing.
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