Re: [IP] good flight experience
Taken form medtronic's web site:
If you are going to have an X-ray, CT scan, MRI or any other type of radiation
therapy, take your pump and remote control off, and remove them from the
Taken from Insulin pumpers web site:
As the use of insulin pump therapy becomes more prevalent, it is important
that you are aware of the issues associated with insulin pumps during MRI's,
medical X-rays, and CT-scans.
DO NOT expose your insulin pump to high electromagnetic fields such as those
produced by certain medical equipment such as:
MRI's (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
as well as certain industrial equipment such as:
radio frequency welders
YOUR PUMP MUST BE REMOVED AND KEPT OUTSIDE THE ROOM DURING ANY OF THESE
PROCEDURES or WHERE ANY OF THIS EQUIPMENT IS OPERATING.
The high magnetic fields generated by this equipment can cause an
over-delivery condition by re-magnetizing the portion of the motor that
regulates insulin delivery resulting in possibly severe hypoglycemia.
Airport Security and Baggage Screening Equipment
Insulin pumps have been designed to operate in the presence of common sources
of electrostatic and electromagnetic interference, including airport and store
security systems. Check with your pump manufacturer for specific standards.
On Jan 8, 2012, at 1:29 PM, Kathy Korol wrote:
> had to share... husband and I flew from Detroit Metro in Michigan to Logan
> International in Boston, MA this morning. no problems at all!! packed all
> supplies in my carry-on, threw my meter in my purse, and had 2 vials of
> in their rx boxes in my quart sized liquids ziplock. when I went thru the
> security scan, I disconnected my Minmed 723 pump and placed it in the
> bin to go thru xray. no questions were asked.
> Here in Boston to attend Joslin Diabetes Center's DOIT program. it's a 4
> intensive outpatient seminar... hope to learn something new, and meet some
> Kathy Schornick
> type 1, 25+ years
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