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Old 05-04-2018, 11:43 AM   #1
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Getting into the Parks with a wheelchair and Insulin Pump

Hi everyone! My family has not been to the parks since 2014 and I know there have been changes to security since then. My family consists of my DH, DS age 15 with Type 1 Diabetes and wears and insulin pump, DD age 12 with severe cognitive disability and rides in wheelchair or special needs stroller, DS age 2 in stroller. We will have bags for all three kiddos and know that we will have to go through the bag check line. What other info can you all give me in regards to going through security at the parks or resorts? We are staying on property and doing a split stay at Caribbean Beach and at the Poly.

Also, this will be our first trip with our 15 year old as a Type 1.

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There really is nothing special that i'm aware of with an insulin pump. You are allowed to carry in a soft sided cooler with food/medicine. As well as any testing supplies you may need.
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Remember the first aid stations will also refrigerate any meds you may need to keep secure & cold.

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With the wheel chair and stroller, will they just wand them? Can my 15 year old be wanded if we don't feel comfortable sending him through the medal detector with his pump?
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You ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT go through the scanner with an insulin pump. It will scramble the data and void your warranty. We used to opt for the wand, but my son has recently gone to the pump/CGM combo. We have been instructed not to even allow the wand, as it might mess up the sensor for the CGM. At a recent trip through the airport, my son had to be "pat down" manually. This was extremely uncomfortable for him, but not as much as breaking his pump and having to go to injections. We also bring along water, juice and supplies. We have a letter from his doctor stating all these items are necessary and explaining his diagnosis, as well as a letter from the pump company stating that he CAN NOT go through any type of scanner or X-ray. We purchased a bright red backpack, which reminds us that it is the medical supply bag. Good luck! BTW, we recently went to another park, and his pump went crazy, sending all types of alarms. Then, all the data was lost. Turns out, this particular ride had magnetics used, and it messed up his pump. We were overnighted another one, but for 24 hours we had to go manual.
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