Fortunately, I got to airport 2 hours early for domestic flight. Told TSA guy that I wouldn’t go through body scanner because of wearing diabetes stuff. Then I waited and waited and waited for female TSA person to come do pat down. After I told her where cgm sensor and infusion sets were, she did the pat down. Next she went over to a machine and held an approximately 12" wand to it. She kept trying something and then went over to another TSA guy and talked to him. This resulted in calling the supervisor. It seemed that I had set off some alert that resulted in a reading on the wand.
The next step was to call for a female supervisor to do a repeat pat down. So I waited and waited and waited. While waiting, I looked at my Tslim and saw that my blood sugar was beginning to drop. Waited a few minutes, looked again, had dropped down to 80. Not so low but I didn’t know where it was going to stop dropping so decided prevention was the best option and requested my glucose tablets which were in a bin that I was not supposed to touch. The TSA lady didn’t have a clue what I was asking for and was doubting that I should take anything from the bin. Fortunately, the male supervisor said, “It’s okay, it is medical”.
Eventually the female supervisor arrived. Another pat down which again resulted in the wand getting a second alert from me. Then they went through everything in my baggage. At this point, one TSAer took my sandals somewhere else to run through a machine while another went somewhere with my passport. When they were stumped with not being to figure it out, they just let me go. It is my belief that had I been a swarthy, dark skin man with a beard, they would have taken me for a strip search. So, profiling me as a white, blue eyed grandma, they decided I wasn’t a risk. [ridiculous assumption as I am an activist]
Recommendation…always go extra early to airport.