Plane Travel with Byetta

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/21/2007 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all
I was diagnosed Type II in January & am now on Byetta 10 with no big problems to report except for twice I apparently didn't push the plunger hard enough to get my dose. I am leaving on my first plane trip with the Byetta - have a travel pack to keep it cool, but wondered if anyone had experience going through security at the airport with it & the needles
This forum has been so helpful already, just reading you postings

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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 534
   Posted 2/22/2007 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Caro,
I travel with mine all the time, in fact Im traveling cross country this weekend. As to Airports, I've never tried to take the pen needles through security, I always pack them in my suitcase, but I have no problems with the pens.  I pack them in a small insulated travel bag with ice packs.  I keep the pens in the original boxes that have the prescriptions on the front of them (serves 2 purposes, shows its prescription medicine and serves as insulation for the meds).  The only question they ever seem to ask me is "are those ice packs" and I tell them " of course".  No hassels. Seems they've gotten much better about allowing meds to travel with you as carry on.  \
It wouldn't hurt to have a letter from the doctor that says you need to travel with this stuff, but I've never found that I needed it.
scool  Warren
(PS. For convenience I often put my small travel/ice pak in my suitcase.  Even if your bag gets lost temporarily, the ice packs surrounding your Byetta take DAYS to melt if they are in an insulated container.)
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