In a little over a week I will be going on a long trip (more than 24 hours of travel time till I reach my destination).
I’m flying with Air France, hopping on a connection flight at Charles de Gaulle airport. Whenever I go on such long trips with no accesses to a refrigerator for the entire duration, I like to carry a special cooler bag with a very large ice pack for some extra insulin (Lantus is notorious for going bad with any slight temperature change and I had to throw away new vials before). TSA had never given me any issues with my ice pack before once I explained the purpose, but I had some issues with airport security in Paris in the past, with the language barrier being one of them.
I’m really worried that due to all the recent events in Paris and Belgium, they will heighten security even more and I was wondering if any of you here are fluent in French and could help me write a little letter/note to present at the airport?
Maybe something along the line of:
“Hi, I have type 1 diabetes. I’m required to carry insulin/medication that needs to be kept cool with an ice pack, as well as syringes and other equipment that’s essential to treat my diabetes. Thank you for understanding”
Well, something like this, I’m not very good at it and would love suggestions. Thanks!