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Re: [RE: [IP] Re: the beach]



"Bethany T. Benton" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> I've only been on the pump a week, but I was told that anytime you were
> going to be submerged in water (i.e.. swimming, bathing, etc.) you would be
> fine.  It has an auto-seal, or something, that makes it safe.  I thought
the
> only piece that needed to be covered was the part of the quick-release
> attached to the pump (the piece with the needle).  If you're going to the
> beach, they recommend putting the plastic cover on that end. Does this make
> sense?  If this is not correct, please let me know.

Bethany, 

I believe your talking as a Disetronics pump user, and the other person has a
MiniMed. Disetronics are water-proof, or at least highly water resistant, and
MiniMed's aren't. So that's why this was asked, OK?

Ted Quick
email @ redacted

 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
> Of Maureen Meyers
> Sent: Friday, March 17, 2000 11:31 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IP] Re: the beach
> 
> 
> I have a related question about the beach that no one's addresssed--
> applies to the bath too. Do you have to put that little plastic tab into
> the quick release (the part that hangs out of your tummy?) before you
> go in the water? Or can you just quick-release and go in--if so, don't
> water, microbes, et al. get in there? This has never been clear to me,
> and I've been on the pump over a year. Not a big water, beach or
> bath person, so it's not a huge issue for me. Curious, though.
> 
> Maureen Meyers
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