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Question:

From Bothell, Washington, USA:

What downsides are there to the insulin pump? What about swimming, showering and using a hot tub, etc.? Are they possible?

Answer:

To learn more about the insulin pump, visit the websites of the manufacturers: MiniMed, Disetronic, and Animas. In addition see Is pumping for you? to learn more about the pros and cons of pump use.

Both the Animas and the Disetronic pumps are waterproof and can be worn while swimming and showering. It's probably not a good idea to wear a pump while using a hot tub, but you can learn how to disconnect it without losing control for such activities.

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DTQ-20010220030127
Original posting 27 Feb 2001
Posted to Insulin Pumps

  
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