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American Diabetes Month 2015: Day 24 - Travel == Bad

Day 24 and a trip to see family has begun.  I woke up at 3 AM in order to pack and get ready for my 5:55 AM flight.  I posted last week about how travelling with any medical equipment is bad, but I've come to really hate flying with diabetes and an insulin pump.

As I got to the security check-in as if on queue when I asked to opt-out of the milimeter wave detection device (standing x-ray scanner) the TSA agent told me that, "You will be fine in there."  I waited some time to get my personal pat down (which I still believe does nothing to actually help our national security) whic takes time and is a burden.  It really is as if the people who are defending our front line are completely ignorant to anyone having an opinion.  i only hope my return voyage has only metal detectors so I don't have to deal with the opt-out lecture I generally receive from the TSA agents who decide that taking liability for my medical equipment is in their best interest

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