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Airport Security Guidelines

Insulin pumps are designed to withstand common electromagnetic interference, including airport security systems. Taking an insulin pump through airport security is quite common. It is always a good idea to carry the Airport Information Card (located in the front pocket of your user guide) when you are traveling.

Because travel rules are subject to change, it is advisable to check with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) before traveling. International passengers should consult their individual air carriers for international regulations.


Insulin Pumps, Personal CGM and Security

  • You can continue to wear your insulin pump or continuous glucose monitor (CGM) while going through common security systems such as an airport metal detector as it will not harm the device or trigger an alarm. Do not send the devices through the x-ray machine as an alternative

  • You need to remove your insulin pump and CGM (sensor and transmitter) while going through an airport body scanner. If you do not wish to remove your devices, you may request an alternative pat-down screening process

  • Notify security screeners that you have diabetes, that you are wearing an insulin pump and are carrying supplies with you


Syringes, Supplies and Security

  • In order to board with syringes and other insulin delivery devices, you must carry an insulin vial with a pharmaceutical label that clearly identifies the medication. Never store insulin in checked luggage, because it may be exposed to extreme (often freezing) temperatures, which can change its effectiveness

  • Carry your glucagon in its original, pharmaceutically labeled container

  • Boarding with lancets will be allowed as long as the lancets are capped and they are carried along with a glucose meter with the manufacturer’s name embossed on the meter

  • Should you encounter difficulty when trying to pass through airport security, ask to speak with the TSA ground security commissioner or the international equivalent


Equipment Interference

Read about guidelines for equipment interference, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements that devices with radio frequency capabilities should not be used on an aircraft.