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Bikinis and Boluses.

In keeping with the theme of revisiting older posts this week, I’m looking back at an Animas video about bringing diabetes to the beach.  You know, for people who wear their cell phones into the water.

One thing I’ll add:  those little pump cap things that come in the packages of infusion sites, for both Animas and Medtronic?  Use them at the beach.  Salt water caked up in an infusion set makes reattachment a PITA.

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  1. Tonya #

    We learned this the hard way last weekend at the beach, luckily I brought an extra site (that fell off on the way home) first thing I did when we got home was put caps in her diabetes bag.

    07/31/13; 10:01 pm
  2. Dan #

    Hi Kerri,
    Swim shorts with pockets are very helpful for such a day at the beach. Oh, the sand… when you have the opportunity purchase a used shop vac. They are great for picking up everything. As always have a great day.
    Dan

    08/1/13; 10:04 am
  3. Dennis #

    In addition to putting a cap on the implanted site when I take off my pump, I also attach a clean used infusion piece on the active end of the set in my pump to keep that clean. {The wording sounds kind of confusing, but I hope you know what I’m trying to say.

    01/25/14; 6:20 pm

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