If you're like most people with diabetes, you'll be traveling with insulin at some point. And if you're flying, you'll need to make sure your insulin is kept cold. That's why it's important to know about TSA-approved coolers and the airport guidelines. 4AllFamily makes a variety of coolers that are perfect for keeping your insulin cold on a plane. In this article, we'll discuss the different types of coolers available from 4AllFamily, as well as how to use them effectively and how to keep insulin cold while traveling.
How do I keep my insulin cold on a plane?
Keeping insulin cold on a plan isn't as difficult as it may seem. There are a few things you can do to make sure your insulin stays cool during your flight. First, it's important to choose the right TSA-approved cooler. The coolers from 4AllFamily offer the perfect solution for keeping your insulin cold on a plane. There are a variety of sizes and styles to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your needs.
There are a few important things to keep in mind when flying with insulin;
It's important to keep store insulin at a storage temperature of between 36-46 degrees Fahrenheit.
There's a difference between in-use open insulin (room temperature) and unopened insulin (fridge temperature).
It's important to keep in mind that you can only have a specific maximum of vials or pens.
You'll need to declare your insulin at the security checkpoint. The TSA (airport security) has specific guidelines for traveling with diabetes, so be sure to familiarize yourself with them before your flight.
By following these simple tips, you can rest assured that your insulin will stay cool and safe during your flight. So next time you travel, be sure to bring along a TSA-approved cooler from 4AllFamily!
TSA regulations about refrigerated medications
The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) has a specific set of rules and guidelines for traveling with diabetes supplies and refrigerated medications like insulin, insulin pens, a continuous glucose monitor, and other insulin delivery devices.
According to the TSA, you are allowed to bring ice packs or gel packs in your carry-on bag as long as they are completely frozen at the time of going through security. You are also allowed to bring medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in quantities that exceed three ounces, as long as they are placed in a quart-sized bag.
Passengers with diabetes are allowed to bring insulin and other diabetes-related supplies on board the plane. Insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) are also permitted.
Medical devices and medical equipment must be declared at the security checkpoint.
On the TSA website you can find a full list of what is and isn't allowed in carry-on and checked baggage. It's always a good idea to check the TSA website before traveling, as their rules and regulations are subject to change.
How to pack insulin for airplane travel
Packing insulin before flying can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Here are a few tips to help make the process easier:
Pack your insulin in your carry-on bag. This will ensure that it stays with you at all times and that the temperature remains consistent. Never in your checked luggage because there is a chance it could get lost, damaged, or freeze.
If possible, pack your insulin in a TSA-approved cooler. This will keep insulin cool and prevent it from getting too hot during transit.
Keep your medication in its original container and add labels to easily identify which is which.
If you are traveling with an insulin pump you might want to consider getting a travel case for added protection. Bringing a second spare insulin pump might be a good idea when you travel for longer periods.
It's always a good idea to bring along a letter from your doctor outlining your medical condition and listing all of the medications and supplies you are carrying. This is more important when you are traveling internationally since each part of the world and country has its specific set of rules
Pack extra supplies, just in case. It's always better to be safe than sorry when traveling with diabetes supplies.
Related article: Traveling with medication internationally
Flying with insulin needles and syringes
The TSA has different guidelines for flying with insulin needles and syringes. They are allowed in both carry-on and checked baggage, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
Unused needles and syringes must be declared to the TSA at the security checkpoint.
Needles and syringes must be in their original container.
Used needles and syringes must be placed in a sharps container. This is a hard plastic or metal container that can close securely and is specifically designed to hold used needles and syringes.
You are also allowed to bring lancets and blood glucose test strips on board the plane. These items must be placed in a quart-sized bag separate from your sharps container.
For more information, you can check out the TSA website.
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Flying with an insulin pump
You are allowed to fly with an insulin pump and its supplies. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
You must declare your insulin pump and supplies at the security checkpoint.
You are allowed to bring spare batteries for your insulin pump in carry-on and checked baggage. Spare batteries must be placed in a clear, plastic bag so that they can be easily inspected. (please check your airport and airline regulations as this might be different for each)
Always notify your airline in advance that you will be traveling with an insulin pump. You might need to provide a doctor's note or other documentation.
Insulin pumps and supplies must be accompanied by insulin, and insulin in any form or dispenser must be clearly identified.
If you are traveling with an insulin pump you can't go in a full x-ray scan or a body scanner as this will damage the pump. You will have to go through the pat-down security check instead.
Related article: Can Insulin pumps go through X-ray & Metal detectors at the airport?
4AllFamily’s Insulin cooler for air travel
4AllFamily offers a variety of TSA-approved coolers that are perfect for keeping your insulin cool when flying. They are a great option for carrying your insulin on a plane at any time.
Our insulin coolers keep your insulin cool at all times and in each of our models, you can find different features that will make traveling easier for you.
Our coolers come in a variety of sizes and colors so you can find the perfect one for your needs. And they are all TSA-approved so you can take them on any flight, anywhere in the world.
If you're looking for a reliable and TSA-approved insulin cooler for air travel that passes airport security with ease, look no further.
Each cooler offers a variety of functions and each one can hold a number of insulin vials and insulin pens.
Cooler and portable fridge keeps your insulin and meds cool at a constant fridge temperature of 36-46°F / 2-8°C.
72 hours insulin (3 in 1 cooler) keeps your insulin cool using Biogel cold packs and keeps it refrigerated for up to 30 hours.
Nomad cooling case uses a Biogel freeze pack big enough to maintain the inside temperature range of 36-46°F / 2-8°C for 30 hours even if it’s 104°F / 40°C outside. The large size cooler can hold up to 7 insulin pens, 8 Novolog vials, or 42 Humulin vials.
10h 1 insulin pen cooler only weighs 0.7lbs and therefore the easiest insulin cooler for short travels or hikes. It will fit most insulin pens, such as :Toujeo Insulin, Novolog Insulin, Novorapid, Levemir Insulin, ... and most other medications of the same size.
You can find all varieties on our webshop.
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TSA-approved travel coolers for medicines
All 4AllFamily insulin coolers are 100% TSA approved for air travel. You can bring them in your carry-on or checked baggage.
The coolers come in a variety of sizes, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs.
They have several features that make them perfect for carrying insulin on a plane, such as:
A built-in freezer pack that keeps insulin cool for up to 48 hours
An insulated compartment that protects insulin from light and heat
A durable design that can withstand being dropped or thrown around
A TSA-approved lock to keep your insulin safe and secure
Flying with diabetes and your medication is nothing to worry about. There are a few things to keep in mind when packing and traveling with insulin, but it doesn't have to be complicated. By following the tips above, you can make sure your insulin stays safe and effective throughout your travels. And with a TSA-approved cooler from AllFamily, you can rest assured that your insulin will stay cool and protected, no matter how long your flight is. Safe and happy travels!