Pump Woes

By diabeticmidfielder Latest Reply 2008-04-16 12:45:17 -0500
Started 2008-04-02 14:36:07 -0500

I've had a Cozmo pump for almost 5 years. I'm now on something like my 4th or 5th pump. I have gotten new pumps for various reasons, however one of the more disappointing ones was this:

During the summer a couple years ago I had a water-fight with my siblings. Of course I always take my pump off to go swimming, shower, etc. This, however, was a spur-of-the-moment water-fight, and I didn't get very wet, so I didn't take off my pump. When I got back inside after the water-fight, I found my pump almost completely unresponsive (the only thing that worked was the touch bolus).

On the description for the pump it says that it is water-proof under 18 feet of water for 30 minutes, or something similar to that.

Has anyone else had a similar, disappointing experience with there pump?

Tags: devices

2 replies

diabetchik 2008-04-16 12:45:17 -0500 Report

I used a Minimed for awhile and got the version that was "waterproof" only to get a legal disclaimer within a year saying we shouldn't use it in water. Very disappointing.

However, I'm now using an Omnipod and haven't been swimming with it yet, but I have gotten it very wet being splashed by my son and it stays on while showering with no issues!

Melissa Dawn
Melissa Dawn 2008-04-03 08:17:58 -0500 Report

The pump that I bought doesn't claim to be water proof. They explain in their reading material that this is not because it isn't resistant, but because the pump can be cracked or damaged by other things which would make it so that water would ruin it. They claim that other companies claim to "water proof" was based on the idea that the pump never got damaged or the casing cracked — which wasn't always possible. (Especially since that can be damaged in shipping)

Have you had to repurchase your pump each time, or did the company replace it for you?

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