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Re: [IPk] Insulin/ pumps and airports



Hi Marc,

What do you do with your pump when you're at the airport?

Did you develop a sore throat / cough infection on either flight?

Did you correct?

Did you run a temp basal?

On 9 Dec 2013, at 17:13, MarcT <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I guess this has come up before but...  I've just started a second spell of
> remarkably odd blood sugar non-control. The first was back in October.  I
> cannot get enough insulin in during the day, and need minimal overnight.
> It's as though I've got long acting in my pump (which I don't).  So I'm
> 20-30's after breakfast which refuses to come down until the early hours of
> the next day.  Unless I take triple the norm or more!
> 
> I've swapped sets, got new insulin and it recovered but now it's happening
> again.  The only thing in common between two months ago and now was plane
> travel and going through various airport security systems.
> 
> So - can these damage pumps and or insulin?  (Its a medtronic).  Or could
> the pump have a fault anyway, even though it self tests as normal?  I've
> looked online and am non the wiser due to the conflicting statements.
> 
> Thanks,
> Marc
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