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Re: [IP] Flying with cold insulin



 I agree, i take all my medsupplies with me in a backpack with emergency Stuff.
I do it whenbi travel. Safer to carry insulin with him and a few back up pump
supplies.

Jamie Kovacs

On Jun 28, 2011, at 5:06 AM, "Patty" <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Mary, Insulin can keep for 30 days without refrigeration, so to carry it on
> is highly recommended.
> 
> Patty
> T1 1988
> Paradigm 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Mary Donovan
> Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 7:36 AM
> To: email @ redacted; email @ redacted
> Subject: [IP] Flying with cold insulin
> 
> Hello all,
> On July 5 Dan will be leaving for a summer-long internship in San Francisco.
> He's going to take some supplies with him and we'll ship some.  We are
> wrangling with the insurance company about getting insulin pens as a pump
> backup -- they don't want to pay for them because they are already covering
> the vials he uses for his pump.  He still has pens from the days when they
> did
> cover them, and I'm starting to think he should just take those.  
> My question is, how does he keep them cold on the plane?   We could put them
> in the luggage with some cold packs, I guess, but I'm not sure how hot it
> gets
> in the cargo hold. And I doubt they'd allow a cold pack on a carry-on?
> Would
> they allow a frio?  Though for us, frios have kept things cool but not cold.
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
> MaryMom of Dan, 20, dx 01 pumping 03 dexcom 09
> .
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