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Re: [IP] RE: paradigm "waterproof"



The corosive properties of the salt water would destroy any rubber gaskets
on any insulin pump.  A waterproof quality has nothing to do with corrosion.
I have seen posted about not using in salt water wherever they posted about
the pump being waterproof.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisa Stevenson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 6:28 PM
Subject: [IP] RE: paradigm "waterproof"


> >Like you said, I am shocked at what you were told.  I just got back from
> >Florida and I did go in the pool...no problems and I didn't have a
> >special case...just the one that clips on my pants...I was just told to
> >not beyond 8' and not to take it in the ocean because of salt water.
> >Anne
> Reply:
> It's not waterproof in salt water???!!!  In all the literature I have read
> on the paradigm there is nothing that mentions not being able to use the
> paradigm in sea water.  One of the main reasons I went with the paradigm
> upgrade was so that I could go sea kayaking in the ocean.  The water proof
> case that I use for the 508 is bulky and you have to use the remote if you
> want to bolus and if you need to access the pump, then you need to take
the
> whole waterproof case apart.  I would have gone with another waterproof
> pump if I had known this!
> Lisa
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