Diabetics & Travel Restrictions - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/11/06

Diabetics & Travel Restrictions

You've heard the new rules about no liquids in carry-on bags at the airport. Well, that can be a scary thing for patients with diabetes who follow a strict regimen to control their disease.

The American Diabetes Association wants patients to know they are allowed to take medication and supplies for diabetes on board, as long as they notify authorities in advance. Materials cleared for take off include insulin and insulin dispensing products, however, juice is not allowed through security check points. So patients need to be aware of that.

Here is the complete list of permissible diabetes items:

  • Insulin and insulin loaded dispensing products (vials or box of individual vials, jet injectors, pens, infusers, and preloaded syringes) that are clearly identified and labeled.
  • Unlimited number of unused syringes when accompanied by insulin or other injectable medication.
  • Lancets, blood glucose meters, blood glucose meter test strips, alcohol swabs, meter-testing solutions.
  • Insulin pump and insulin pump supplies cleaning agents, batteries, plastic tubing, infusion kit, catheter, and needle).
  • Glycogen emergency kit clearly identified and labeled.
  • Urine ketone test strips, & an unlimited number of used syringes when transported in Sharps disposal container or other similar hard-surface container.

Transportation Security Administration
Visit the TSA online for the most up-to-date information on aviation security. Including new procedures prohibiting gels & liquids.

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