A new Medical Device Awareness Card has been launched, sponsored by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Airport Operators Association (AOA), which covers insulin pumps, CGMs and flash glucose monitoring devices including the Freestyle Libre. Due to potential damage, insulin pump and CGM manufacturers advise that the medical devices should not be exposed to x-ray screening or full-body airport scanners. Regulations allow passengers with these medical devices to ask for an alternative security screening process. The new card provides information for both the Security Officer and the passenger and can be downloaded directly from the CAA website www.caa.co.uk.
Campaign Organiser, Rachel Humphrey has had passport sized (8.5cm x 12.5cm) versions of the card printed and is providing them free of charge upon receipt of a stamped addressed envelope (UK only). For details please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.change.org/p/airport-authorities-standardpolicy-for-insulin-pumps-at-airport-security