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Re: [IPp] At the beach



Just curious -- When you put the pump into your drink cooler, do you notice 
any bubbles in the tubing (larger than champaigne-sized) or reservoir later 
on, as the insulin warms up again?

Thanks,
Allison
mom to Jeremy, 8, pumping 6/7/02





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From: "John Bowen and Nancy Morgan" <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
To: <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IPp] At the beach
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 19:31:29 -0400

At the beach, there are really two concerns - what the water and/or sand
does to the pump, and what the heat does to the insulin.  The Animas ought
to do fine with the water and sand - just rinse it off with fresh water
before you open any of the compartments.  And as far as the heat, the
insulin can handle up to about 90 degrees.  If it's hotter than that, we
usually have a cooler of drinks anyways, and just drop the pump into the
cooler.  If you have a non-water proof brand of pump (like a Minimed 508),
put it into a zip-lock bag and drop it into the cooler, or use one of those
frozen plastic things in the cooler so that there's no melted ice.
Have fun!
Nancy Morgan, mom of Jenna, age 13, dx'ed age 8, pumping (H-tron) age 9, and
Minimed at age 13
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