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Re: [IP] security checks



Atlanta airport is the only airport I have been to that has recognized my
pump for what it is.  The Portland and Honolulu airports usually look at me
kind of funny when I show them my pump.  Had one lady tell me it was a funny
looking pager but have never had any  problems.

Ginny Kloth wrote:

> The pump does not go through the x-ray machines..no need for them to do
> that. So there is nothing to worry about. They may use a wand on you but
> that doesn't affect anything.
> There isn't any need to unhook from your pump. I don't know where these
> stories are coming from but we are at the Atlanta airport alot and never
> had to worry about my pump.
> Ginny
>
> At 11:41 AM 03/27/2000 -0800, you wrote:
> >This is really interesting because I work at an
> >airport and go in and out of secured areas LOTS!  I am
> >hoping to get my pump on Thursday, but I guess this
> >should  be a consideration.  How difficult is it to
> >attach and reattach discretely??
> >
> >Brenda
> >
> >--- Elisa Zalk <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> My diestronic rep  (who is diabetic and wears the
> >> pump) told me to not go
> >> through the security at airports. He said it has
> >> caused problems to the pump
> >> programming itself. He said to carry a letter from
> >> your endo explaining you
> >> have a pump and can not go through. I know that
> >> people have not had problems
> >> but maybe it might not be worth chancing. I figure
> >> he may have a good idea
> >> because of his experience with diestronics as a rep
> >> and personal user. Just
> >> my humble opinion I wanted to pass on to everyone.
> >>
> >> Elisa
> >>
> >>
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