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RE: [IPp] SWIMMING



This was a real problem for us until we got the right supplies!  We are
using the MM508 so we disconnect for swimming.  We were using Sofsets but we
could not get them to stay on in the water.  So, now we are using Quicksets,
they stay on great!  We also use Mastisol, an adhesive that needs a solvent
called Detachol to remove.  This holds the site on even after days of
swimming for hours at a time!  To add security, we place a piece of IV3000
over the site.  We cut a hole in it so it is not covering the site.  Many
seem to get a rash from Mastisol, but I believe there are other adhesives
out there that work just as well.  We have been lucky with Mastisol.  We
order it directly through Medtronic Minimed, and it is not covered by our
Insurance.  It is, however reasonably priced, I think about $30, and lasts
about 3 months.  
This is our regimen that works for us!

Kelley
mom to Christopher - 5 1/2, dx'd 5/99, pumping 1/01, Jordan - 3, and
expecting in October!


-----Original Message-----
From: Sandi Heller [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 9:39 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPp] SWIMMING


WHAT'S EVERYONE DOING ABOUT THE POOL. CHRIS HAS BEEN PUMPING SINCE SEPT AND
HASN'T DONE ANY HEAVY DUTY SWIMMING. HE IS AN AVID SWIMMER AND HARD TO KEEP
OUT OF THE WATER.
I NEED IDEAS
SANDI
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