Airline travel/cabin pressure/insulin pump

By mjhorgan Latest Reply 2014-03-11 19:08:12 -0500
Started 2014-03-10 17:50:01 -0500

The writers in the links below each write about some interesting situations on airline travel and insulin pumps. I have been a pumper 9 years now. I travel a lot for both business and pleasure, I was traveling several times per month for 4 years with the pump. Once I landed and checked into a hotel I had to change my set and reservoir. I found that the pressure differences in the place cabin caused my sugars to rise. Now I change my set just before a trip and I change it again once I checked into a hotel or return home. Anyone else notice these problems with airline travel. Read the links first to see if these things have happened to you.

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Type1Lou 2014-03-11 19:06:06 -0500 Report

Really interesting articles. Thanks for sharing! I don't recall having problems with flying but, since my trips involve time zone changes, I may have attributed (wrongly?) any BG variations to that. Loved Melissa's article and it does make sense. Also interesting that we pumpers haven't heard more about this from our pump suppliers.

mjhorgan 2014-03-11 19:08:12 -0500 Report

I agree. I fly a lot, and I have noticed air bubbles in my tube after a flight. That's why I just change my set as soon as I arrive. I agree the pump suppliers need to be more up front about this issue.

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