Travelling with an Insulin Pump.

Advice for travellers with Type 1 diabetes.

Your insulin pump can go where you go. However, due to increased security, it’s important that you’re prepared for airline travel. These important points will help ensure your travels go smoothly. If you wear an insulin pump, contact your healthcare professional for specific information.

Before you go to the airport.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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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 travelling with an insulin pump can be found here.

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