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Default Do airlines allow diabetic needle use on flights? - 12-20-2008, 01:02 AM

I am a Type 1 diabetic, that has never flown before. I am planning a trip that will happen with in the next year. Do airlines allow insulin needles on flights and how do they regulate those items?
   
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Default 12-29-2008, 03:35 AM

Unless they want to be sued by every diabetic that flys, they cannot tell you can't used your insulin. Look at your airlines web site and see how they want items like that displayed and packed in your carry-on bag. I know all airlines make allowances for person with medical conditions of all types.
   
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Default 01-03-2009, 03:16 AM

Ya know since 911 I don't know exact rules on that You probably have to have proof of diabetes card along with insulin and unopened box or bags with labels on them and I imagine they have special place for them however I would recommend calling ahead and asking you may have to find a pharmacy at your destination and have them ready for pick up when you arrive I'd call ahead to place the order you could have your dr do that but my grandmother never had trouble with hers pre 9-11 so just call particular airport and airlines or check online for their guidelines... I don't think you'll have any problems though
   
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Default 06-11-2009, 02:26 AM

I've flown most airlines since 911. I have never had any problems with my insulin or needles. Make sure you have a container to take your needles with you when you depart. Also many flights are delayed, and if you have a problem with low blood sugar, be sure to take something with a lot of carbs with you on the plane. If you tend to pass out be sure to tell a fellow passenger about your diabetes.
   
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Default 06-22-2013, 11:24 AM

Airlines have allowed diabetic patients to carry to their insulin with them. But you should keep them in one place. Airlines are habitual in handling diabetic patients every day, you need not to worry about this.
   
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