We recently went on a trip with my 14 year old daughter with T1D and dealing with TSA is terrible. She wears an Omnipod and a Dexcom so she can’t go through the normal x-ray machine. Thus she “opts out” (their words not mine) and has to get patted down. She hates it so much and said she doesn’t want to fly anywhere for a long time. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with this? Can we all lobby for TSA to change their policy for diabetics?
On a side note, we have a family friend who is 10 and has T1D (same devices as my daughter) and she was able to walk through the metal detector but they made the mother (who is not diabetic) get patted down. Where’s the logic in that?