Air Travel Regulations and Diabetes Management

Written by Nicole Joseph
Reviewed by Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE

Navigating airport security can be difficult for anyone—but especially for people living with diabetes. The supplies, snacks, and medications that you need to help you manage your condition while you travel can make you dread going through the security line.

The following information will help you plan ahead and reduce the stresses of flying with diabetes—allowing you plenty of time to relax and enjoy your trip.


Don’t let concerns about airline travel security place additional stress on your trip. Knowing the rules and regulations for traveling with diabetes supplies ahead of time can make you more confident and prepared as you get ready for takeoff.

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