I want to tell you about my experience as a Typ1 with Insulin Pump at the airport. I have all certificates for the pump and accessories in English and Hindi. I travelled with domestic airline to Kashmir- leaving Mumbai was ok they have changed for a polite security check.
But leaving Kashmir was an issue : the security guards have never seen a pump and first thing is they want to touch it and hold it in their hands and may put it in the scanner. to this I strictly objected !
What they for sure do not want is read certificates. If this is caused by not knowing Hindi as the local language is Urdu ? Unwillingness? Ignorance ? “superficial” Knowledge ? I do not know- but it kept me in checking for more then 2 h ! they then also decided to check my hand luggage so they found more things they had never seen before as my patience was on edge I told them that all this item are listed in the certificate and therefore needed by me. Finally they stamped my boarding pass. By the way they were not the least interested in the fluids( insulin) I had thoroughly packed in the plastic bag .
So now I am checking for a way to avoid this : detach the pump and put it the in the hand luggage and have it scanned- Will it survive the scanner? — anyone an idea???
My pump and cgm survived the full body scan in Frankfurt/Germany – but a scanner in a remote Indian airport ??
Any more ideas would be highly welcomed