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[IP] sites with swimming
I have a MM 507C and over the fourth of July i went
swimming. I disconnected and figured i woudl just
test often, things went well--except one thing. Well,
( i canged my site on the 3rd(set 1))the morning of
the 4th, i checked out my site and there was blood in
the cannula (soft-set QR), so i changed the site (set
2). When i got to my brother-in-law's house (with the
pool) before i even got my suit on, the tape was
loose. SO, knowing I woudl go swimming i tacked it
down with tape, in all directions. I waited about an
hour or so, so the tape would no doubt be stuck.
Within in 20 minutes of being in the water--actually
mostly on a raft, not only was tape unstuck, but hte
site was OUT. So i figured why freak about it, take
it out wipe it off, and go back swimming (i was not
getting any insulin anyways)--and checking often. So
then i had to insert a new site again (set 3 in 2
days) and pass on swimming htat evening, because that
was my backup set. The rest were about an hour away.
Now, i know i did right by keep on changing my set.
Until one stuck without blood in the cannula. but
right now i am unemployed and really cannot afford to
be changing my site 3 times in 2 days, and a simple
thing is to not go swimming. I like to swim. In our
new place, we have a swimming pool on the grounds (we
rent). I just bought soem tegaderm-- i went to King's
Island Amusement park with Water rides adn i have been
using that and it seems to have stuck. But htere is a
difference between riding on a ride and swimming in a
pool. I was curious what others have done to
compensate. Please email me at my email address-- i
am hardly able to check the site.
pumper 6 mos/ dx 14 yrs
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