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Re: [IPp] Flying with cold insulin

We have used the same process as stated below and have never had a problem.
luck! Sharlene

From: Lisa Harvey <email @ redacted>
To: Mary Donovan <email @ redacted>; "email @ redacted"
<email @ redacted>; "email @ redacted"
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Sent: Tue, June 28, 2011 8:01:20 AM
Subject: Re: [IPp] Flying with cold insulin

We travel frequently with insulin pens and vials and always put them in our
carryon luggage in a small soft cooler with a freezer pack (you never know if
your check-on luggage will get there). We have never had a problem with
in doing this. Always carry a letter from his doctor stating that he has Type
Diabetes and will need to carry his supplies with him on the plane, just in
he is questioned.
Congratulations to your son for his internship!  That's exciting!
Mom of Alex, 17, dx '08, pumping since '09 Omnipod
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From: Mary Donovan <email @ redacted>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:36:29
To: <email @ redacted>; <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IPp] 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
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
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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