The morons at the TSA broke a type one diabetic teen’s insulin pump at the Salt Lake City airport. Seems the kid was doing everything to help the TSA understand her medical device. She straight up went to the TSA agent and told her she was diabetic. That she had to wear the insulin pump 24/7. She showed the lady a note from her doctor saying do not put the device through the screener.
Apparently since all terrorists make it a point to show the TSA their device of destruction the agents went ahead and shoved the device through the scanner anyway.
The pump stopped working correctly.
And then, the morons went ahead and said they would have to go ahead and give her a full body molestation anyway! Which is what the girls said she wanted to keep the pump from going through the screener. Argh.
A Colorado teen is upset with screeners at Salt Lake City International Airport. The type one diabetic says TSA agents were abrupt, rude and were responsible for breaking her $10,000 insulin pump. A pump she has to have to survive.
After participating in a DECA conference in Salt Lake City with several classmates last week, Savannah Barry, who is a type one diabetic and wears an insulin pump 24 hours a day, says she ran into TSA agents who were not prepared to deal with her medical situation. “I went up to the lady and I said, I am a type one diabetic. I wear an insulin pump. I showed her the pump. I said, what do you want me to do? I usually do a pat down – what would you recommend?”
Savannah then showed agents a doctor’s note explaining that the sensitive insulin pump should not go through the body scanner. She says she was told to go through it anyway. “When someone in a position of authority tells you it is – you think that its right. So, I said, Are you sure I can go through with the pump? It’s not going to hurt the pump? And she said no, no you’re fine.”
The 16-year-old walked into the scanner with some serious reservations “My life is pretty much in their hands when I go through a body scan with my insulin pump on.” She was right to be worried. She says the pump stopped working correctly. “Coming off an insulin pump is rough. You never know what is going to happen when you are not on the insulin pump.”
She says TSA agents then made the situation worse when they didn’t know what to do about her juice and insulin. “She said, because we don’t have the machines to scan the juice to make sure this is not an explosive we do have to do a full body pat down and search your through your bags.” Of course, that’s what she wanted in the first place, but it was too late.