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T1D Tech + TSA

Lauren Rapaport
March 25, 2024

Reader question: What is safe to send through a TSA scanner?

5 T1D Tips for Airline Travel

  1. ALL medications are allowed through TSA, even if they are greater than 3.4 ounces.
  2. Most airlines allow an extra bag for medical supplies (to be accessible during your flight)
  3. ALWAYS pack your insulin in your carry-on! (Putting it in your checked bagged could caused it to be affected by the pressure changes!)
  4. You can and SHOULD carry low snacks on the plane.
  5. Diabetics DO qualify for priority boarding!

Wearing your tech through airport security:

Tandem

It is designed to withstand common electromagnetic interference and can be safely carried through metal detectors, but it should not be exposed to any form of X-rays. This includes airline luggage X-ray machines and full- body scanners.

Dexcom

You can wear your Dexcom G7 CGM sensor when going through walk-through metal detectors and Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) body scanners at the airport

Omnipod

Pods and PDMs can safely pass through airport X-ray machines. Pods are safe to be worn through airport scanners.

Medtronic

You can continue to wear your insulin pump or CGM system while going through common security systems such as an airport metal detector as it will not harm the device or trigger an alarm. Do not send the devices through the x-ray machine.