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Frequently Asked Questions for Consumers on Travel with Diabetic Supplies

Q: Can diabetic supplies be taken on airplanes, given the new security arrangements for airports?

A: The Board of Pharmacy sent an inquiry to the Transportation Security Administration and the following two paragraphs are the significant part of their reply:

“Diabetes-related supplies and equipment are permitted once these are inspected to ensure prohibited items are not concealed. These items include: insulin and insulin loaded dispensing products; vials or box of individual vials; jet injectors; pens; infusers; preloaded syringes; an unlimited number of unused syringes, when accompanied by insulin; lancets; blood glucose meters; blood glucose meter test strips; insulin pumps; and insulin pump supplies. Insulin in any form or dispenser must be properly marked with a professionally printed label identifying the medication or manufacturer’s name or pharmaceutical label. If available, it is advisable to present medical documentation regarding the medical condition of the traveler to the screener to help inform him or her of the medical situation. This documentation is not required and will not exempt travelers from the screening process.

We encourage you to visit our web site at http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/assistant/index.shtm for further information about TSA and our security screening procedures for passengers with medical conditions or disabilities. The web site also offers information for travelers and consumers, such as a list of items prohibited in aircraft cabins, tips for people traveling with children, employment opportunities, and links to other transportation web sites. This information will be updated from time to time. We recommend that you periodically check our web site to obtain the latest information.”

 

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