Akram posted details of how airport officials behaved rudely with him and didn’t take proper care of his diabetes medication. Patients have to carry diabetes medication in cold cases but Akram was asked to take them out and put them in a plastic bag.
Akram was first diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1997 when he was the captain of the Pakistan team and at the peak of his career. He has been taking insulin injections multiple times a day ever since.
“Very disheartened at Manchester airport today, I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed. Felt very humiliated as I was rudely questioned & ordered publicly to take my insulin out of its travel cold-case & dumped in to a plastic bag,” Wasim Akram wrote in a post on his Twitter account.
Later, Akram posted another tweet saying that he didn’t want to be treated any differently from others but there should be ‘a standard of care when dealing with all people’.
“I do not believe I should have been treated differently from anyone else. I just believe there should be a standard of care when dealing with all people. I understand there are proper safety precautions but that doesn’t mean people should be humiliated whilst undergoing them,” wrote Akram on Twitter.