We took a european vacation last summer and I gotta tell you, going thru airport security was the highlight of the trip.
Visited five countries and learned that there is no “standard” procedure for screening a diabetic.
In Italy, (Rome, I think) they made me stand on a riser and raise my shirt so they could look at my sensor, up close. One security guy kept pushing it, like it was a detonation device. I felt like the Pillsbury Doughboy.
In Spain, I was taken aside and patted down (and felt up!) We aren’t talking the standard American pat down (pat…pat…“NEXT”) either. After I got my extremely intimate and thorough pat down, I got visually inspected. They said something in Spanglish I didn’t understand and then pulled on my waistband and checked out my “goods”. Usually, someone needs to buy me dinner for that opportunity.
The Munich airport was less intrusive but equally confusing. I was passed thru with no problem but my Dexcom receiver was handed off to about four different security agents and we watched them play Hot Potato with it until they were satisfied it wasn’t harmful. The last agent tried to hand it off to someone else waiting in line until I intervened and tried to explain it belonged to me.
We are going to London this Wednesday. Getting thru LAX is easy. I’m hoping I won’t be strip searched at Heathrow but Ive been working out and going to the gym, just in case…