Air Travel and Diabetes
How does the American Diabetes Association help travelers with diabetes?
The American Diabetes Association continues to advocate for the rights travelers with diabetes. We work with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ensure that passengers with diabetes have access to their diabetes supplies and equipment, especially during those times when the nation’s security threat level rises and screeners must react quickly to changes in security checkpoint screening protocol.
While we hope that you will not encounter any problems in travel because of your diabetes, we depend on you to keep us aware of any difficulties so that we can provide feedback to TSA. If, at the end of your travels, you wish to report problems to us, please refer to our How to Get Help page.
Fact Sheet: Air Travel and Diabetes
This fact sheet provides the basic information you need to know as you prepare to fly.
Optional TSA Disability Notification Card
Print this out and bring it to the checkpoint to discreetly notify TSA personnel of your diabetes.
Call TSA Cares toll free at 1-855-787-2227 prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.
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