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[IP] Re: [Pumps and swimming



I love to swim and I live a 1/2 block from the pool.  I leave my MM507 at
home when I swim.  I know I can be without it for that long because of the
activity.  Then it doesn't even have to sit out in the sun.  I usually go
for about an hour to an hour and  half and connect when I get home.  I don't
even have to bolus when I get home because the activity of swimming keeps my
sugars low enough for long enough for the pump to catch back up again.  I
always check before I go and upon return.  If I wasn't as active, I will
bolus a little (a unit or so) when I get home.  Swimming brings my sugars
down so that I would have to suspend the pump even if I did wear it in.

charity
(dx 12-7-89, MM507 3-19-97)
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>; <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 9:53 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: where to wear the pump?


> In a message dated 3/8/01 6:42:57 PM Central Standard Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
>
>
> >   Anyway I was reading this last post & Darrin Parker said he could just
> > dive
> > into the water.  So I have to ask a probably stupid question to all of
you
> > who already have experience with the pump but, is it water proof?  Do
you
> > wear it in the bathtub or shower or while swimming?  This to me is
> > amazing!!!
>
> Kim,
> MM is not waterproof but they have a sport case you can put it in.
> Disetronic and anamus(spl?) waterproof.  Whether or not you wear it in
water
> is a personal thing, I know a lot of people disconnect, but i wear mine in
> the shower and while swimming, I just like the idea of not interupting
pump
> therapy.  Others check their bloodsugar and bolus before if needed and
> recheck at intervals to give themselves more as needed while they are
> disconnected.
>
> Faith and ??
> type 1 diagnosed 9-81
> started 8-21-2000
> assimilated by the d-tron 03-07-01
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