It’s important to notify your care team about your plans, so they can:
When you go through security checkpoints, move through metal detectors at a normal walking speed. Don’t pause for more than a few seconds.
If your device sets off the detector, tell security personnel about it and present your ID.
If security personnel use a handheld wand for scanning, ask them to move it over your device or PA sensor area quickly.
Metal detectors and body scanners can interfere with your pump. Ask for a hand search.
On your flight, stay hydrated and move around as much as possible. When you’re sitting, do simple ankle rotations and leg movements to keep the blood circulating in your body.
Avoid riding in the front seat of cars with airbags. (The impact force during an accident could cause serious damage or bleeding.)
Your doctor will tell you whether it’s safe for you to drive an automobile when you have a pump. Usually, you need to wait at least 6-8 weeks after surgery before your doctor will approve you to drive. Some states have laws against letting people with a history of fainting, dizziness or cardiac arrest behind the wheel.
Cruise ships often have a doctor and medical services on board. Before booking your trip:
You are about to enter an Abbott country- or region-specific website.
Please be aware that the website you have requested is intended for the residents of a particular country or countries, as noted on that site. As a result, the site may contain information on pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other products or uses of those products that are not approved in other countries or regions
Do you wish to continue and enter this website?