I can’t carry my insulin pump or CGMS through the body scanners at the airport, and now, the TSA is making the pat down process more “intimate”. TSA Warns Local Police About Its New Airport Pat-Downs
I hit this new process last week at the Ontario airport. The pat down, which normally only takes a moment, took much longer, and it was indeed more intimate.
Anyone know of a group that’s working on this issue for us?
In case you think I’m being overly sensitive to the use of scanners… from my CGMS provider: “Use of AIT body scanners has not been studied and therefore we recommend hand-wanding or full body pat down and visual inspection in those situations.”
From my insulin pump provider: "Your pump should not be exposed to X-ray screening used for carry-on and checked luggage. Newer full body scanners used in airport security screening are also a form of X-ray and your pump should not be exposed to them. Notify the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Agent that your pump cannot be exposed to X-ray screening and request alternate means of screening other than X-ray. "