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Making airport security easier for people living with type 1 diabetes

Discover the campaign of a mother who has worked tirelessly to improve the situation at airport security for people travelling with type 1 diabetes

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We know that travelling can be stressful at the best of times, so travelling with type 1 diabetes can make things even harder. That’s why we actively support the work of campaigner and JDRF supporter Rachel Crawford. We are aware that many insulin pump and CGM users have experienced problems at airports, and also entertainment venues that use x-ray/body scanners. But, things are improving and Rachel’s campaign continues to raise awareness amongst airport and security authorities.

The Medical Device Awareness Card

Rachel has worked tirelessly to introduce a new Medical Device Awareness Card for those with type 1 diabetes to use when travelling abroad. The card, now available to download, has been launched in partnership with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Airport Operators Association (AOA).

We have also pulled together some statements from the medical technology companies regarding imaging scanners – please click here to read more.

We also have some top tips to help you whilst travelling.

Rachel's story

Read about how Rachel's experience at Dubai Airport led to her campaigning for substantial change for travellers with type 1

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Latest news from the campaign

Read the latest campaign stories including developments with the CAA which is helping to improve global guidance on security screening for passengers with medical devices.

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Tips for travelling with type 1 diabetes

Travelling with type 1 can be stressful so read our tips to help you on your way

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