Does anyone who has been abroad since the new security measures came in know if you are allowed to take medication on the plane. Paul was diagnosed Diabetic in October and is now insulin dependent. He does not want to put the insulin in the suitcases in case they get lost or the insulin gets broken. Will he need a letter from his doctor in order to take it on the plane, or will he just not be allowed to take it on board ?
Message posted by Gill B on 13áJuneá2007 at 12:00am - IP Logged
You are probably best to get a GP letter to be on the safe side.
Message posted by Dave and Kerry on 13áJuneá2007 at 12:03am - IP Logged
Thanks for that Elaine, looking at that info it looks like Dave is spot on and only enough medication for the journey will be allowed on board. Thanks Gill i think he is going to get a letter from the doctor just in case and after we have booked up, will check it all out with whatever airline we use....
Message posted by Lana3735 on 13áJuneá2007 at 12:17am - IP Logged
I hope thats not the case .My son has emergency medication for his seizures and i will need to take about 8 bottles with me....each contains only 1ml of liquid.I could not trust putting this in the hold ..what if it got lost? This medication has to be specially made up and i doubt i could get it in Corfu.
Message posted by GreekGoddess on 13áJuneá2007 at 12:19am - IP Logged
I know, Paul will feel uncomfortable about putting his insulin in the hold as well, but it would be worse for your son , at least Paul will only need it once on the actual journey. I am going to have to find out if he would be able to get more insulin in Corfu if he should need it ....
Oh this is all new to us, is there a diabetic in the house , lol !!!
Message posted by GreekGoddess on 13áJuneá2007 at 12:27am - IP Logged
one of my friends took a group of guides on a trip abroad, one girl had medication which could only be stored in a GLASS bottle, she managed to drop it the floor at gatwick!!, luckily there was a pharmacy there but they had to wait ages for the new medication to be authorised
I understood that medication which is 'essential' has to be taken in clear bags still
I always take two lots of mine with me Angela, one in the hand luggage & some in my case, just in case anything happens to it
Message posted by GreekGoddess on 13áJuneá2007 at 12:31am - IP Logged
my son is diabectic and has just been on holiday,he took all his insulin in his hand luggage,it has to be taken this way as the insulin has to be kept at a certain tempurature and would get to cold in the hold.
he will need to take a letter from his doctor with him.
do not worry both my sons are diabectic and have holidayed abroad for years just keep the insulin in a cool place while you are ther. have a great holiday
Message posted by hellerscatch on 13áJuneá2007 at 12:47am - IP Logged
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