Schedule a refill before you go

Ask your physician about how to plan your refill appointments around your travel. 

Visiting out-of-town doctors

Notify your physician of travel plans well in advance. Discuss how to coordinate pump refills and how a time zone change may affect your dosing schedule.

Keep in mind it can take several weeks to coordinate a refill with a physician in a different location. Insurance coverage, physician consultation, and medication availability must also be coordinated.

Patient identification card

Carry your patient ID with you in your wallet or purse. It shows that you have an implanted medical device in case of an emergency, and you will need it when going through security at airports.

If you move, change doctors, or lose your ID card, there are two ways to update your information or request a replacement card. Ask your physician and his or her staff for more information regarding this.

Sources of ongoing support

In most cases, your physician and his or her staff should be your first point of contact. 

Your doctor

Please direct all medical, medication, and therapy questions to your doctor’s office. Your doctor has access to your medical records and history and can best diagnose any change in symptoms. Ask your doctor how to reach the on-call doctor for any medical concerns that arise after hours or on weekends.

Patient guides

Your physician will also provide you with the manuals and guides you need to find answers related to your pump.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.