So I just moved to Italy, and I travel by plane around Europe about once a month, sometimes more. (I know, it's a hard life!)
I have been flying with my pump for a while, and I usually just wear it through the scanner, set it off, get patted down and swabbed for explosives, and move on. Not a huge fan of the process, but it makes me feel better than when they just wave me through, so I put up with it for security's sake.
However, I just now read that it's not advised to put your pump through the X-Ray, but instead do a walk through. Wow, how did I not know this before? Have I been damaging my pump for all this time?
So my questions are:
1) What exactly is a walk-through? Does one just request that before walking through?
2) Does anyone have experience doing this all in Europe? Should I memorize how to say "I am diabetic and have a pump" in the language of the country of the airport? what do you all recommend?