|Subject: Re: travel for diabetics|
I just got back from spring break, travelling with my mom who has diabetes.
We have been on a airplane at least once a month for the last year. After
Sept 11, there were problems carrying her blood testing items with us...got
them taken away in Philadelphia which upset me since it cost $75 to replace.
I need to check her blood sugar every few hours so I can't pack it away. I
finally (and with guilty feelings) started putting the long needle holder
with in my purse with inkpens, the actual small needle in a pocket, the
blood sample strips in my carry-on and hoped for the best. We were never
questioned about any of it. The airports have lightened up now however, and
we can carry the test equipment with us. Now I see signs at security saying
these are allowable items. I had a MD note at first but haven't bothered
with it the last few flights.