1st time flying since being diagnosed

By tylers26@live.com Latest Reply 2013-12-06 19:36:48 -0600
Started 2013-11-16 01:39:01 -0600

On Sunday I'll be flying from the west coast to the east coast. During my flights the time will come when I'll need to give my self a shot and then eat right after. Does any know if I will be Able to take some food on the plane with me? I called the airline but was told I could purchase some on the plane but didn't think it would be a special diet for diabetics. Also can you carry all your insulin and supplies onto the plane?

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OldSugarFreak 2013-12-06 15:34:46 -0600 Report

Check out the TSA.gov web site. In the upper right hand corner of the home page there is a section titled "Can I take my _____" with me. I entered "diabetes medication" and this link came back. http://apps.tsa.dhs.gov/mytsa/cib_results.asp...
It seems to cover all of the diabetes supplies that one might need on a trip.

tylers26@live.com 2013-12-06 19:36:48 -0600 Report

Thanks to all for the replays. My flights all went well and got back home just before the bad weather. I had no problems carrying my insulin and supplies with me on each flight, I even carried my snacks. Only problem I had on flight was my numbers dropped while flying, but I drank orange juice and that helped. Again thanks for the comments.

DaniBH 2013-11-16 08:07:28 -0600 Report

I have flown (internationally)with my insulin and supplies carried on with me. I haven't had any issues but I have gotten a note from my doc just in case of issues saying that it's necessary for me to have the insulin and needles. You can always buy food and drinks after you go through security. You can also take diabetic friendly snacks with you just no beverages past security. Hope you have a safe and trouble free journey.