Flying With Your Meter

By Beerlilly Latest Reply 2011-02-25 11:45:58 -0600
Started 2011-02-22 18:14:09 -0600

Today the government is more stricked about what we can take on a plane. Has anyone run into a problem with your meters? Has security tried anything? Do you need a document from your doctor stating that you have diabetes and that you need this piece of equipment (lancets and lancet divice) to test your blood?
Let me know what your experinces where. I'm thinking abouot weither or not to fly or drive on my next vaccation.

7 replies

monaloca57 2011-02-23 14:11:54 -0600 Report

Flew out of country last year.Was a nightmare depite drs note and evertin noted and explained missed flight but was on my way after a long delay so good luck

kdroberts 2011-02-25 11:45:58 -0600 Report

You should file a complaint if that's the case. The rules are very clear for TSA agents and if they weren't followed it should be reported.

MewElla 2011-02-23 13:39:17 -0600 Report

I have been wondering about this very thing. Considering a trip in next few months and then thought, "what about all the supplies, will there be a problem? I guess it will be the luck of the draw. But just in case, I will have a Dr's note with me, you never know what the airlines are going to up to.

midgetmom3 2011-02-23 13:59:42 -0600 Report

I took a trip a few months ago. I kept all of my supplies in one plastic bag in my carry on. I put it the tray with my purse and laptop and shoes. They looked at it and passed me through. No problems. I did have a doctor's note just in case.

kdroberts 2011-02-22 20:06:22 -0600 Report

You don't need a doctors note, but it's useful insurance. You also don't need the prescription or have the supplies in their original packaging. You are allowed lancets, meters, test strips, needles, syringes, insulin, ice packs, pills, basically everything diabetes related. Those are TSA rules, other countries may be different ranging from very similar to very different. When I went through with all that stuff one airport did the explosive swab on the ice pack another US airport waived me through twice without question and London Heathrow just asked me if I was carrying medication. Of course, you may get the new guy/old guy who is either using outdated rules or doesn't know the rules and gives you hassle but diabetes is specifically listed on the TSA website and it spells out very clearly that you are allowed anything you need to manage diabetes.

Harlen 2011-02-22 19:33:18 -0600 Report

I havent and I use a pump too .
Just show it to them and now if they are not new they know what it is and what it dose lol
Best wishes