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RE: [IPk] noisy pumps

I started rowing last spring and it took the male cox of our women's 8 3
weeks to pluck up the courage to ask why my chest beeped every outing
(temporary basal, pump in bra and I row stroke - the place right next to the
cox!)... I found it quite amusing to watch the look of confusion!

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From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
Of Diana Maynard
Sent: 15 December 2003 10:35
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPk] noisy pumps

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On Monday 15 Dec 2003 10:09 am, you wrote:
> Have to admit that I don't really like the clicking either.  Although I do
> find that if I am out for dinner and don't want it obvious that I am doing
> something under the table that the feel or sound of the clicks reassures
> that I pressed the buttons right!

Funny isn't it? I have the Minimed 508 and it's something that's never
bothered me. Even when I have the pump in my bra and I don't want to
advertise the fact, it's never been a problem! Very occasionally someone has
heard the pump beeping at the end of delivery when it's been in my bra, and
I've had a raised eyebrow because my chest has just beeped, but that's all.
can live with that.....Usually it's only my boyfriend that's noticed, and
that's because he's quite tuned to the sound now. But then usually if I'm
eating it's not completely silent around me.... But the clicking - noone
seems to notice, and I rarely do. If I'm using the remote or (as I recently
discovered how to do) have the pump in my tights and am bolusing through the
material without removing the pump, then as Ingrid said, it's comforting to
feel the clicks and know that I've bolused correctly! The one time it's been
noticeable is when I'm ballroom dancing and the pump is in my bra, and right
up against my dance partner or teacher. Sometimes in a quiet moment it
suddenly goes click! Or beeps if it's on a temporary basal. But they've all
seen me whop the pump out from my top anyway.......and, well, I tend to
it's their problem if they have a problem with it! Sometimes someone will
if "I'm still alive" because they think the pump beeps when I'm low.... But
noone really takes a blind bit of notice, except to check I'm OK if they
a strange noise. I can appreciate that in some professional situations you
don't want to advertise the pump, but 99% of the time, does it really matter
if someone hears your pump clicking or beeping? It's keeping you alive,
all! I think people get a bit hung up about the whole thing (says she who
wouldn't even tell her closest friends for years and years that she had
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