Yesterday's news about all the scary things going on in London, on airplanes, in the world, is just so weird and disturbing. And big. How do you control something as strange and huge as terrorism? Though I understand the idea, I'm not sure banning all liquids, gels or electronic devises on planes is the answer. I do admit though, that I'd have never thought of those things as potential weapons to do horrific things with, so I get the intent of the ban. I'm just not sure it really is going to do much more than frighten everyone a little bit more. But who knows. These are most certainly bizarre times that we live in, and weirdness begets weirdness.
I couldn't help but think about what this is going to mean for traveling diabetics, going forward. I've got the doctor's letter saying I need to carry insulin and needles and pump stuff. Do I now need to have my doctor add food and glucose gel to that list? Probably I should, just to minimize the possibility of questioning and confusion. I've been pulled aside for a search of my pump and diabetes stuff before, especially in the early days following 9/11. I understand and accept it. What's made it easier, is coming to the airport prepared, with all the back up info and stuff available and easily accessable. Over time it's gotten so I'm now rarely pulled aside. I just let them know that I have an insulin pump on before I go through the metal detector, which rarely goes off and then basically sail on through. I guess it's going to be a little less simple for a while. Oh well, it's a weird world out there so some more inconvenience, in the hopes of safety, seems like a worthwhile trade off.