I just got back from Baseball Spring Training in Arizona. DO NOT go thru the scanners at football and baseball stadiums. Do NOT let them use the hand scanners because these are set at a higher frequency than the scanners you walk through. They can “burn” your pump and sensors and make them not work correctly or not work at all.
In Arizona I found every stadium was different. Not every one was trained. When anyone walked towards me with a hand scanner I stopped and asked them to please turn it off before they approached me. When people who were trained came to assist they just asked to see my pump and the tubing. No pat down and I did not have to show where tubing was connected to my body. Keep in mind that not everyone is trained on what can happen to an insulin pump when they use a hand scanner on you. (It should be in the book of things to know when they train folks!)
Experienced different TSA scans at different airports. TSA still does not train ALL their personnel about insulin pumps and sensors which can lead to unnecessary roughness when they do a pat down. Just be prepared. If they ask if you, “would you like me to do the pat down in private?” know they will do a thorough, complete, pat down. Unless you want to expose your stomach to everyone in the security area I would recommend a private pat down. Also I said that I would not go through the one scanner they pointed to the other type of body scanner. The TSA person had no idea about insulin pumps and again I said I needed to have a pat down because of a medical devise I cannot go through the scanner. They also seem to always ask if I have a pacemaker.
If you know anyone that works in the management of TSA please tell them about training their employees about insulin pumps and sensors.