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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V11 #46

I also use an Animas and love the fact that it is waterproof-I just carry on 
as normal, I just test more often as for some reason I always tend to go low 
while in the water..?  Even if I'm just floating around..I did find it a 
pain with Minimed as I used to take a Ziploc to the beach and then take it 
off, zip it up and put it in my cooler and watch the clock for an hour and 
get out and reconnect.  If you were going to swim longer you could calculate 
out your basal for the next few hrs and take that as a bolus before 
swimming, but I would be sure to have a fast acting sugar (one of my old 
faves is icing sugar tubes stashed in my bathing suit) on very close hand. 
I was always afraid someone would see me do this and run off with my cooler 
thinking it was some expensive toy in there..
Animas does provide a loaner for vacations also..

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "suzanne watts" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V11 #46
> Signe,
> I haven't been to the beach since I got my pump (just started using it 
> this
> month and trying to get use to it). My animas rep told me he vacations 
> down in
> Jamaica where I go and not to take the pump off unless I am scuba diving. 
> He
> swears that he swims all day with no issue. It was one of the reasons I 
> went
> with the animas brand. He did say that before my next trip to let him know 
> and
> the company will send me an extra pump on loan just in case of issues. My 
> buddy
> who has a minimed and lives in Florida says he bags his pump up in plastic 
> and
> waterproof tape and swims with it on. The down size is the bulk and it 
> sometimes
> he cant get the tape of the tubing and has to replace is infusion set 
> later that
> day. I told him to be careful, that could void his warranty but he's been 
> doing
> it for years now with no issues.
> Suzanne
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Signe Myhren <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2008 1:12:30 PM
> Subject: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V11 #46
> Gee, everyone! I've gotten only two responses to my question about wearing 
> my
> MiniMed pump at the beach - or not - and taking long acting-insulin by
> injection for two days. One of you said you'd never put long-acting 
> insulin in
> your body (I did so for 34 years, and always had an A1C between 5.8 and 
> 6.5!)
> Also, I happen to LIVE in NJ (it's really not THAT bad) and with the cost 
> of
> gasoline I'm not going to drive somewhere far away to go to the beach!
> So what do pumpers from California, and Hawaii, etc. do when THEY go to 
> the
> beach. Do you swim for 1/2 hour at a time and then bolus? May I please 
> have a
> serious, non-sarcastic answer from someone? Thanks!
> Signe in NJ
> --- On Sun, 6/29/08, insulin-pumpers-digest
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
> From: insulin-pumpers-digest <email @ redacted>
> Subject: insulin-pumpers-digest V11 #46
> To: email @ redacted
> Date: Sunday, June 29, 2008, 11:59 AM
> insulin-pumpers-digest      Sunday, June 29 2008      Volume 11 : Number 
> 046
> PLEASE edit the subject line of your reply messages.
> ####################################################
> This issue of the digest contains:
> Re: [IP] Pump Case
> [IP] gabapentin/neurontin
> Re: [IP] MiniMed 522 Protective Case
> Re: [IP]  Gabapentin/Neurontin
> Bolus for Basal? WAS Re: [IP] 522 at the beach
> Re: [IP] Pump Case
> Re: [IP]  Gabapentin/Neurontin = carpal tunnel
> RE: Bolus for Basal? WAS Re: [IP] 522 at the beach
> [IP] CAse
> Profile of Donna Gebert <email @ redacted>
> Re: [IP] CAse
> [IP] Weak signal CGMS
> [IP] TSA Experiences
> .
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