Wearing a pump at a water park?

KG66
By KG66 Latest Reply 2014-10-30 06:55:25 -0500
Started 2014-10-29 08:39:02 -0500

Hello Everyone! Haven't been on here for a while but I could really use some help!

Later in November I am going to an indoor water park and just don't know how to wear my pump. Or even if I should just come off of the pump and use the pen. I'm getting frustrated because I have e-mailed members of my diabetic teams and haven't heard anything. I am using the Animas One Touch Ping so it is water proof. I just worry it might fall off as I go down a water slide. My mom recommended a waist band but I really don't know what I should do. I would REALLY appreciate any help so I can plan for my trip. Thank you! :)


5 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-10-30 06:55:25 -0500 Report

I would vote for the pen or a one piece bathing suit so it's inside and won't get peeled off.

While you are having fun and going down insane slides and bobbing in wave pools, all that motion could pull your pump off. I would hate to loose that, and then be without. I know members who take breaks from their pumps sometimes and go back to the injections for a while. Its a very personal decision.

The key point is being able to take care of yourself while you are there.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-10-29 14:31:22 -0500 Report

You can usually disconnect from the pump for about an hour without any bad results…but you probably want to spend the whole day enjoying the water park. Why not call the Animas helpline and ask them what they would recommend you do? You may also want to consult with your endocrinologist if you go back on shots to determine how much long-acting insulin you should take. Your bolus insulin should be easy using your existing carb to insulin ratios. Let us know what you decide and how it all works out!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-10-29 11:05:55 -0500 Report

Howdy KG
They say it is "waterproof" but in a home improvement show to which I used to listen the moderator of the probram used to say "water always wins". and you'll have an abundance of water all around you.

If I were in your shoes I'd remove it in what would probably be an abundance of caution. You are right, it could get ripped off your body somehow (ouch)!

Whether you use a pen depends on your activity level, and how long you will be unhooked from the pump, and of course your BG readings throughout the day.

Have fun in the park
James.

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KG66
KG66 2014-10-29 16:29:18 -0500 Report

Lol! Thanks James! :) I've gone swimming with my pump on before and it was fine just don't think rushing water hitting against it is the best thing! :P

KG66
KG66 2014-10-29 16:29:12 -0500 Report

Lol! Thanks James! :) I've gone swimming with my pump on before and it was fine just don't think rushing water hitting against it is the best thing! :P