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Re: [IP] Flying with cold insulin

Thank you so much, everyone, for all the great advice.  Brian, this is exactly
the kind of thing I was wondering about -- would TSA want a hard-sided coldpak
instead of those soft ones!
Thank you again, to everyone!

--- On Tue, 6/28/11, Pumpguy <email @ redacted> wrote:

From: Pumpguy <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] Flying with cold insulin
To: email @ redacted
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 10:11 AM

I travel extensively with insulin. If it is going to be a short time, a day, I
just take it out of the fridge when I leave the house, and put it in the
frigde when I get where I'm going.  If he is going to staying in a hotel make
sure that the hotel can supply a mini fridge.  Most of the ones that dont'
come standard in a room can supply one for medical reasons.

If you do decided to travel with ice packs, don't use the soft gel packs. 
I've done that twice and TSA doesn't like those.  I have never hard a problem
with the hardplastic ice packs.  Don't ask me why because it is the same
chemicals inside.  This is since the ban on liquids.


On 6/28/2011 4:36 AM, Mary Donovan wrote:
> Hello all,
> On July 5 Dan will be leaving for a summer-long internship in San
>   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
> 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
> in the luggage with some cold packs, I guess, but I'm not sure how hot it
> in the cargo hold. And I doubt they'd allow a cold pack on a carry-on? 
> they allow a frio?  Though for us, frios have kept things cool but not
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
> MaryMom of Dan, 20, dx 01 pumping 03 dexcom 09
> .
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