insuline needles

Paula - 14421
By Paula - 14421 Latest Reply 2008-11-08 10:19:44 -0600
Started 2008-11-07 21:24:01 -0600

Has anyone had any problems going on planes with there insuline med with needles.

5 replies

patti 2008-11-08 10:19:44 -0600 Report

I have flown several times and never had a problem. I always carry all my meds on a carry on or in my purse. Yes sometimes I get pulled to the side so they dont hold up the line but I always get there early enough so I am not late for my flight. I had the pharmacy print up a label for my test kit and I place that on the inside. This way it shows my info and Dr's name.

vgarrison 2008-11-08 01:52:57 -0600 Report


The best thing you can do is make sure that you carry your original packaging your persciption came in. I know when I take my insulin out of the box there goes all of the information with it. Keep this with you in your carrying case with your insulin. Therefore they cannot legally deny you access to your life sustaining medicine.

Good Luck

Blessed Be

caspersmama 2008-11-08 08:42:48 -0600 Report

Also you should get a letter from your doctor stating that you need it and how often. then there should not be a problem. Also make sure you wear your Diabetic Id bracelet or necklace, just in case there is a problem on the flight.

Avera 2008-11-07 22:23:54 -0600 Report

Not yet! Of course, the next time, it might happen. So far, my flights have been short enough that I didn't need a shot. I use the long lasting kind and only take a shot twice a day. Because of this, my equipment has been in my suitcase and not a carry-on. I use this little case that keeps the insulin cold for 20 hours.

2008-11-07 22:28:00 -0600 Report

Hi there,
When traveling you should always carry your insulin as a carry on. Airlines lose checked bags all the time!!!