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RE: [IPk] Airport Security and driving
Having just arrived back fro Aberdeen (by air) on Tuesday for
a meeting and Great Yarmouth (400 miles by car yesterday) I
can hopefully comment on both.
Travel by air: I fly 12 - 15 times a year and have never
once declared syringes, novopen (when I had them) or pump.
My pump was seen once at Gatwick and I was asked to remove
the pager. I told them that i couldn't as it was an insulin
pump and connected to me (a lie, I could have disconnected).
They looked at and waved me through. Since then I clip the
pump to the back of my skirt/trousers out of sight. It has
not triggered the sensors so far.
I always carry all spare insulin and infusion sets,
rerservoirs etc in my hand luggage and out it through the
scanners. only once have I had to open my bags for a search
(they were concerned about my Psion and I had to turn it on).
They ask about the infusion sets but are usually quite happy
with my explanation.
Please don't be twitchy about your holiday. Carry a ltter
from your consultant (with phone number) just in case but I
would be surprised (if the pump was out of sight) if you were
even stopped. Don't worry about the scanners - just put
Driving: Well I average around 14000 miles a year, mostly
short trips 930 - 60 mins)but occasional long ones
(yesterdays trip to present a paper in Great Yarmouth was a
400 mile round trip and took 6.5 hours. I was only actually
in GY for 1.5 hours!) I have never had a hypo whilst driving
(19 years) but I am not complacent. For me long distance
travel is stressful, whther by train, plane or car and
therefore for me my BG's rise. I always test my BGM before
driving and eat one or two sweets every hour. This usually
means by BG is more than 10 by the time I get back but better
safe than sorry. I resent having a 3 yr licence and I resent
being told what I can and can't drive. My insurance company
believes me to be a low risk - why can't the government?
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