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Re: [IPp] Re: Water holidays with a pump



Hi Chuck

Thanks for that.

My daughter's pump (Accu chec combo) is not water proof so I was 
thinking of some kind of waterproof case etc.  

We have tried previously bringing her out the water every couple of 
hours to bolus, but her blood was sky high  

Thanks

Heather
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chuck Gilbert" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: [IPp] Re: Water holidays with a pump


> Heather,
>
> Both my son and I are on the Ping, and have had no issues when wearing it 
> for a long duration while in a swimming pool, or water sliding, or just 
> plain horsing around in the water.  I was on Medtronic and was excited 
> when I was first able to go into the water with the Animas.  It was great. 
> We were careful about our son banging around, but he was aware of it and 
> was excited to not have to get out and bolus then disconnect again to get 
> back in.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Have fun,
>
> Chuck
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Heather Harrison
> Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 10:42 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPp] Re: Water holidays with a pump
>
> Hi
>
> Sorry, another question!!
>
> My daughter is going away with the school on a water park holiday, i.e
> mainly water based activities like canoeing etc. The pump is not 
> waterproof
> and some of the activities will last 3 or 4 hours. HELP!
>
> She really doesn't want to go back on injections. I wondered if there was
> such a thing as a water proof case?!
>
> Thanks
> Heather
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Didem Inanoglu" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 7:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [IPp] Omnipod Pump System
>
>
>> My daughter who is 12 has been using it since February. She was 
doing 
>> shots
>> before so never tried any other pumps.
>>
>> We have had few minor issues in the beginning, but Insulet has 
been 
>> supportive
>> with good customer service.My daughter says she loves it. It also 
works 
>> great
>> with her volleyball schedule.
>> In short we find it very convenient and user friendly. Keep in 
mind there
>> will
>> be a learning curve you have to go through just like in anything 
else...
>> Hope this helps,
>>
>> Didem
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: Heather Harrison <email @ redacted>
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Sent: Mon, May 2, 2011 10:39:45 PM
>> Subject: Re: [IPp] Omnipod Pump System
>>
>> Hi
>>
>> I too am considering the Omnipod for my daughter, so would be 
interested 
>> in
>> opinions!! I think it looks great, but our nurse tells me it is 
quite
>> cumbersome
>> Thanks
>> Heather
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa Dohse" 
<email @ redacted>
>> To: <email @ redacted>
>> Sent: Monday, May 02, 2011 12:19 PM
>> Subject: [IPp] Omnipod Pump System
>>
>>
>>> I have been looking into the Omnipod Pump System for my daughter 
>>> (Elsye - 6
>>> years old). We are currently pumping with an Animas Ping and 
really love
>> it,
>>> but the idea of less complicated infusion site changes, no 
tubing, and 
>>> more
>>> freedom of site  choice are all VERY appealing to us. We used 
their demo
>> pod
>>> for 3 days and Elsye LOVED it. On day three she told me that I 
needed to
>> buy
>>> that pump and get rid of the Ping. So, I'm feeling pretty 
confident in a
>>> decision to switch, especially because the cost of switching is 
so
>>> incredibly low, but I was wondering if anyone here has experience 
with 
>>> this
>>> particular pump. They are relatively new to the market so real 
user
>> feedback
>>> would be great, especially parents of T1 kids.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>> Melissa
>>> .
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