Before you go to the airport.
- You are permitted by law to wear your insulin pump on the plane, but for the most up-to-date information on medical devices and supplies, you should check with your airline.
- Anticipate delays and carry enough supplies and other oral medications to cover several hours/days in addition to your regular travel time. Be sure to have access to all your necessary supplies.
- Be certain to get “time-off” pump guidelines from your healthcare professional if you are planning to disconnect your pump for a period of time.
At the airport.
You can wear your insulin pump on the plane. However, most insulin pump manufacturers recommend that you do not expose your pump to x-ray equipment. Request a “walk through” or hand wand inspection.
Our FAQ section has more information around travelling with the Animas® Vibe® Insulin Pump.
Tips to help you be prepared whilst flying with an insulin pump can be found here.