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Re: [IPk] ID cards

The Xray bit i think is true as i had an mri and a ct scan recently and the
pump was fine.

At 18:00 20/05/1999 +0100, you wrote:
>I fly frequently between Heathrow or Manchester and Frankfurt or Basel.
>Never had any trouble. Everyone gets a body search at Frankfurt with a
>hand-held scanner, and they usually pick it up. In Germany, they all know
>what an insulin pump is so that's no issue. But they also want to know what
>the glucose tablets are in my pocket as well. In Basel it's a walk-through
>job, and it's never been spotted. Heathrow I think it was once spotted and
>I just said it's an insulin pump. End of story.
>But I did once get a major luggage search at Bristol airport when I was
>exporting Cheddar Cheese in my luggage... unusual sqare blocks of a dense
>substance showed up in the scan. Very suspicious...
>I've heard scare stories of people getting their pumps taken to pieces by
>security staff in distant African lands. But I think some people just
>attract trouble.
>Someone else described how they would disconnect their pump and put it in
>their carry-on handluggage along with the camera and Walkman etc just to
>pass through security in order to avoid trouble. I don't believe the mild
>Xray has any effect on the pump equipment.
>At 17:35 20/05/99 +0100, you wrote:
>>I was told by someone on the Db newsgroup to keep your pump out of site
>>otherwise security people give you hassle as they think its a pager.  When
>>Rita and Joan were over here they said they were working on something like
>>an id card that sort of opened up as well with info on the pump and also
>>info about the user.
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