Diabetes Mellitus Air Medical Services 

Diabetes Mellitus Air Medical Services

In case of an emergency, diabetic passengers may require diabetes air medical. To ensure that they receive diabetes air medical they deserve, it is important that they take the following precautionary measures when travelling. It starts with the items that they ought to carry to the required documentation that would be needed for diabetes air medical:  

Medical Supplies & Screening Preparation

American Diabetes Association in conjunction with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) take necessary steps to improve diabetes mellitus air medical. Diabetes mellitus air medical updates can be reviewed on TSA: Passengers can even download the TSA Mobile App.

According to TSA diabetes-related equipment, supplies and medication should be allowed once these have properly screened by X-ray or gone through hand inspection. Passengers are advised to declare these items separately before screening begins. For a smoother service, passengers should get to the airport 2-3 hours before departure. TSA Cares an initiation by TSA is a helpline, for passengers with disabilities and medical conditions (or their loved ones) who want to prepare for the screening process they are likely to encounter at the airport. Here are the guidelines that may help:

  • Individual in need of assistance can reach out to Passenger Support Specialists (PSS) at the airport. Any complaints about the service should be reported to TSA.

  • Most airports have both metal detectors and Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) scanners. Passengers can request to undergo a procedure which they are comfortable with. If you choose pat-down or are subjected to further screening after a metal detector, then the passenger has the right to get it done in private, with a witness of choice.

  • If a passenger is using an insulin pump, they can be screened without disconnecting it. However, they need to inform the officer about the pump before the screen starts.

  • If a passenger is not comfortable with getting the liquids, gel or aerosol X-rayed, then they should inform the officer before the screening begins and resort to an alternate inspection method such as a pat-down.

  • All medical liquids in more than 3.4 ounces containers should be removed from the hand carry and declared.

  • Insulin should never be placed in checked luggage and instead declared.

Coordination with the Airline

When you book your ticket, you are presented with an option to select a meal of your choice. You can use this opportunity to pick one that compliments your health. Furthermore, you can also reach out to the airline and request a diabetes-friendly meal.

Airlines maintain ‘Medical Kits’ and to ensure it has adequate supplies, it is best to inform the airline about your condition prior to the flight. Also this might help in case of an emergency and any added assistance that you might require.

Maintaining proper Documentation

For effective diabetes mellitus air medical, passengers should carry with them: standard I.D. Diabetic patient, a list of contacts (personal and professional), details of their primary physician and at least the details of their medical proxy family member.

More importantly, their medical records, details any upcoming procedures and a list of prescriptions (along with their chemical names) to facilitate diabetes air medical and help the team make more informed decisions on-board.


Our medical teams also hold board certifications in CFRN (Certified Flight Registered Nurse) or CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) We are proud to have this as one of AirMed’s standards to provide the highest clinical care.