Insulin is always allowed in your carry-on bags in vials, pen form or otherwise. Do NOT put your insulin in checked baggage — always carry it with you, as severe changes in pressure or temperature can tamper with insulin. After flying, always inspect your insulin before injecting!
Can I bring insulin in my carry-on?
Despite the general rule prohibiting passengers from bringing most liquids and gels through security, people with diabetes may take their insulin, other medications such as Smylin, Byetta, and Glucagon, and other liquids and gels, including juice and cake gel, through TSA checkpoints, even if they are in containers …
What is the best way to fly with insulin?
Packing: Put your diabetes supplies in a carry-on bag (insulin could get too cold in your checked luggage). Think about bringing a smaller bag to have at your seat for insulin, glucose tablets, and snacks. Pack twice as much medicine as you think you’ll need.
How do I pack my insulin to keep it cold on a plane?
If you’re going somewhere cold, like skiing up on a mountain, keep your insulin inside your coat or jacket pocket, or somewhere close to your body to prevent it from getting too cold. If you’re going somewhere hot, like a tropical island, be careful not to leave your insulin sitting inside a bag or car.
How much insulin can I carry-on a plane?
Know what is and isn’t allowed by the TSA guidelines: Prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger’s ticket; up to 8 oz. of liquid (insulin) or low blood sugar treatment gel and up to 4 oz. of non- prescription liquid medications are permitted. pack them in your checked luggage.
Do I need a doctor’s note to fly with insulin?
Checked Bags: Yes
Please notify the TSA officer that you have diabetes and are carrying your supplies with you. Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin, and insulin in any form or dispenser must be clearly identified. Learn more about transporting medication on your next flight.
Can you take diabetic lancets on a plane?
You may go through airport security with lancets as long as they are capped and carried with your glucose meter with the manufacturer’s name embossed on the meter.
Can you take injectable medication on a plane?
Checked Bags: Yes
Unused syringes are allowed when accompanied by injectable medication. You must declare these items to security officers at the checkpoint for inspection. We recommend, but do not require, that your medications be labeled to facilitate the security process.
How long is insulin unrefrigerated?
Insulin products contained in vials or cartridges supplied by the manufacturers (opened or unopened) may be left unrefrigerated at a temperature between 59°F and 86°F for up to 28 days and continue to work.
How do you take Unopened insulin?
Ideally, unopened insulin should be stored in a refrigerator between 36ºF to 46ºF, but that can be tough to do if you’re always on the go. You can use a portable cooler, but avoid letting your insulin directly touch ice or ice packs.