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Re: [IPk] RE: Airport security



HI Ingrid
I went through Garemoen airport this  year twice - on the way back  with a
wrist in plaster after a skiing accident :-) and they didn't blink twice
about my pump. As usual they looked at my stick carefully though.
I was only joking about passing it throuh the Xray machine 6 times - I
didn't mean that literally - just that they examined it very very carefully.
Sorry, I guess the English humour is probably lost on you a little bit :-)

Going back to pumps - I don't understand why people are making such a big
issue of being asked to take it off and/or put it through the Xray machine
(well, I guess you can't put it through the Xray machine without taking it
off!). Why not just take it off and save yourself the hassle of explaining?
It's not going to hurt the pump or you. Unless of course you have
non-disconnectable infusion sets, but I don't think many people use those
these days (I can't see why anyone would possibly choose not to be able to
disconnect....)

Di

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ingrid Fylling" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2001 10:22 AM
Subject: [IPk] RE: Airport security


> *lol*
>
> You're right Di. The white stick is a real nice place to put emergency
glucose
> :-)
>
> At Gardermoen (Oslo) they are quite suspicious to my pump, so I always
keep it
> hidden when I go through.
>
> The first time I went travelling after going on the pump, I didn't think
of
> it. When they spotted it (on my belt), they insisted that I should send it
> through that x-ray thing. Even when I showed them my site, they were'nt
> convinced. But after emtying pockets and so on they let me go. I hope they
> learned from that. It's good they are doing their job, but they shouldn't
> waste time on modern diabetics.
>
> White stics have been used for smuggeling, so it's understandable that
they
> want a close look at such things. I've never experienced that they have
sendt
> it throug six times.
>
> Best wishes
> Ingrid F.
> Aproaching 1st year aniversary of pumping
> (D-Tron)
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