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Mon Oct 06 15:11:44 UTC 2008

Going on a cruise with my pump - any suggestions about what to do with lots of water activities? Take a vacation from the pump and go on injections?
Asked By: bjanbar  
Category: Type 1

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I am 58 years old, Type 1.5. I have been accustomed to the pump (6 years now) and am a little leery of going back to injections, even for a few days for this cruise. I am open to any suggestions anyone has. What do I do? Should I go on total injections, or should I just disconnect for each beach outing? I would hate to leave the expensive pump in a bag on a beach, risking anything happening to it!
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Expert Answers (1)
2014-04-28 07:45:54.0

Insulin pumps have indeed come a very long way. Many pumps are water resistant and you need to check with customer service for information on what types of activities your pump can withstand. Some people do disconnect during certain water activities. It is strictly patient preference, as pumps are very sophisticated these days and can be programmed to deliver less insulin during exercise which can really customize insulin delivery. This customization of insulin basal rates cannot work as well with injections. Check with your health care team to see what may work best for you!
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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2008-10-07 09:35:19.0

Claire, Thanks so much for your suggestions. I will also discuss this with my doctor. I have the Minimed 722 pump, and I understand it is water-resistant, not waterPROOF. So, it worried me a little on how I was going to do things. Again, thanks for your response!
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