Airport scanners may affect insulin pumps

The motor of the pump or monitoring device may experience electromagnetic malfunctioning when passed through body scanners and x-ray machines.

Medtronic says their CGM devices and pumps can safely pass through metal detectors because they have low magnetic energy. However, anyone with a pump or device should remove it and have it hand-checked if they are going to walk through the body scanner, or request an alternative screening process such as a pat-down.

They advise people with these devices to carry an airport information card while travelling. The authors provide