Special points about insulin pumps
- Consider taking an extra insulin pump, especially if traveling abroad. Contact pump company for a loaner pump.
- Pump supplies: Take extra supplies!
- reservoir cartridges
- infusion sets
- skin site preparation supplies
- Insulin and syringes and dosing instructions in case the pumps breaks.
When passing through security checkpoints:
- Inform security screeners that you wear an insulin pump and are carrying diabetes supplies.
- Understand that your insulin pump may trigger metal detectors. Do not disconnect your insulin pump for inspection.
You may also wish to bring a “backup” pump in case yours malfunctions. Even if you have a backup pump, be sure to have syringes and a bottle of long-acting insulin available and insulin dose instructions for a multiple-injection regimen from your medical provider.
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