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Re: [IP] Insulin pump differeces

On 5/16/2011 11:36 AM, Mark Thomas wrote:

> 1. Many people make a big deal about Minimed pumps not being waterproof.
> I don't know about everyone on the group but, couldn't you just
> disconnect when your in the water? I take my pump off when I shower and
> I don't have any serious problems.

I also disconnect for bathing, but I also camp and once in a great 
while, canoe or boat.  It's too easy to destroy electronics by immersing 
them in water and pumps are expensive, just as Dexcom receivers and 
high-end cell phones are.  Better safe than sorry, IMHO.  And there's 
always the possibility that a person with D, standing innocently at the 
side of a swimming pool, pump discreetly concealed beneath their 
clothing, will get tossed in as a joke.

> 2. Is it really that important that your pump reminds you of the last
> time you changed your infusion set? I change mine every 3 days.
I change my cartridge and cannula every 3 days at the same time because 
my cartridge usually runs out in 70-75 hours.  Other people might not be 
fortunate enough to be in sync like that and might actually need a reminder.

Denise B.
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