NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Changes in cabin pressure during flights may cause insulin pumps to deliver too much or too little of the medication -- possibly putting sensitive diabetics at risk, researchers report.
They recommend disconnecting the pump before take-off and after landing and making sure there are no air bubbles in the insulin before reconnecting it. But an outside researcher said the concern might only apply to some diabetic patients.
People who are worried should talk with their doctors about the safest way to fly before trying to fiddle with the pumps themselves, he cautioned.
"It's certainly not a frequent and recurring...