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To Audrey,

I'm not someone who has been on the pump for a long time. But I have read
about going through a security at the airport. It says in a lot of books
that you can just walk through with it. There probably isn't much of a
chance of it going off. BUT, if it does go off then you should have a note
from your doctor saying what it is. And also on the back of the pump it
might say 'Insulin Pump'. So you can show that to them. Also some books
suggest that you should say that you have accidentally left your watch on or
a pair of earrings. Or a chain. That is just to reduce the risk of any
hassle.

Alissa
P.S. Hope you can use this advice!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: Wendy & Bill <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, February 06, 1998 3:33 PM


>
> Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 16:39:11 +0100
> From: "Audrey Sheal, SE Grampian" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IPk] Recording results and starting the pump
>
>
> I have been reading as much as possible so I know what to expect, but
still
> have a few questions:
>
> * Can you sunbathe with a pump on?  (Not generally an issue in
> Aberdeen but still a concern!)
> * What happens when you go through security at an airport?
>
> Any help or signposting would be gratefully appreciated!
>
> Audrey Sheal
> IDDM - 20 years
>
> Audrey,
>
> I have only been on a MiniMed pump since February this year and am still
> having problems about wearing the pump etc.
>
> I live in the Middle East where it is always hot so only wear thin
dresses,
> shorts etc.
> I wear my pump all the time (except when swimming or diving) and haven't
> found any problems with it in the sunshine.  I try and keep it in the
shade
> but wear it when walking along the beach etc.  Problems occur of where to
> put it.  When I put it on my bikini bottom, it is heavy and it pulls the
> bottom down!!  I usually put it on the bikini bottom strap at the side
where
> I can hold it in place whilst walking or running.  I can't play any sports
> on the beach without taking it off (although I wouldn't play wearing it as
> it may get sand into it).
> I can't wear a sundress without a bra as I have to put the pump on a
> strapless bra as there is nowhere else to put it.
> Even with all these problems of where to wear the pump, I wouldn't be
> without it and am prepared to put up with the nuisances!!  It makes
diabetic
> life much more bearable.
>
> I have had a few stops at airports but have never had any problems.  I
just
> mention that it is an insulin pump and the security have let me pass
through.
>
> Good luck with the pump.
>
> WENDY
>
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