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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.
Content last reviewed and updated: 18.08.2023

Busy scene of passengers moving through an airport

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.

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).

Learn more about the MDA Card in this short video:

We have also pulled together some statements from the medical technology companies regarding imaging scanners.