Flying with diabetes - take off and landing

By VoyageMD Latest Reply 2011-08-31 16:18:19 -0500
Started 2011-08-31 15:23:20 -0500

Recent research from Australia suggests that, when flying, take off and landing can cause insulin pumps to malfunction. I have posted some of the responses on but the general consensus amongst healthcare profesionals seems to be that this is a non- problem. Has anyone experienced a problem with a pump or glucose sensor? Happy to post replies: small

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ShellyLargent 2011-08-31 16:18:19 -0500 Report

I flew several times while using a pump and had no problems with it. I don't use a CGM, so can't help there, but no issues to report with the pump. It was an Animas IR1250, if that helps.

realsis77 2011-08-31 15:31:27 -0500 Report

I don't use a meter I still use injections but I find this very interesting! I would hope the doctors would reconise this as a problem. Espically after a study was done! This could be extremely dangerous! Perhaps more reasearch needs to go into this matter before someone becomes ill from this problem! I would hope the doctors would like to do that reasearch in order to protect their patients.

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