2 Feb 2024

Diabetic woman reduced to tears after airport security dismissed medical needs

From Morning Report, 7:41 am on 2 February 2024

A Gisborne woman says she was reduced to tears by an Auckland Airport security officer's dismissive attitude towards her medical needs.

The type 1 diabetic says she was scoffed at and ignored when she asked for her sensitive insulin pump and glucose monitoring equipment to bypass the airport's scanning machines.

Bill Hickman has more.