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Re: [IPk] Swimming/bathing without pump



I dissected a canular once - out of curiosity.  I can't help it.  I have 
this affliction where I have to find out how things work!

It has a little squidgy disk inside for the needle to poke through - just 
like the one you get on the bottle top of the insulin vial - but much 
smaller. So, this is how it self-seals.

Nigel, Dad of Poppy (age 9).  Poppy has a Medtronic 522 pump with continuous 
monitor.  Lives in Milton Keynes but goes to UCLH to get proper diabetes 
support.  Poppy was diagnosed in 2001.  Wife: Dawn.  Son; Jake (Aged 12)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 11:22 AM
Subject: [IPk] Swimming/bathing without pump
>
> Hi
>
> When you go swimming or have a bath do you need to put a cap on the
> infusion set if you take your pump off? I've only been swimming once since
> getting the pump & only started worrying about this when I got in the
> pool. Likewise I usually take showers but have started having a few baths
> lately & have kept my pump on (awkward) because of thinking the water will
> get in. I think when I started my DSN said not to bother but at a recent
> pump users group I got the impression that that was what the caps in the
> infusion set boxes were for.
>
> Many thanks
> Gillian
> .
.
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