Are you planning a summer vacation that involves flying out of U.S. airports? Getting through airport security with diabetes can be a pain, but the Association has resources to help you. Learn how to prepare yourself and your family to make it a little easier, safer and more pleasant for all.
Since the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in 2001, the Association has fought for people with diabetes. We are active in the civil rights and disabilities coalition that pushes TSA to make changes and provides feedback to TSA about problems. If you think you have been treated unfairly by TSA, please call 1-800-DIABETES and ask how you can speak with a Legal Advocate. We can help you with your individual problem. However, you will also be helping all people with diabetes. Travelers who share their stories enable us to ask for specific changes to TSA policies and practices that help everyone with diabetes be treated more fairly.
Check out what we have been doing to raise awareness about the rights of travelers with diabetes. On May 8, we held a Twitter chat on this topic. If you missed it, you can read our interactive #Dtravel transcript. We also published a Q&A with the Joslin Center about TSA in Diabetes Forecast. Finally, try to visit diabetes.org/airportsecurity before traveling. You’ll find answers to more questions here, and you can also print out a fact sheet in case you encounter problems while going through security.