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Hot Tubs and Pump Sites

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike S. Jan 5, 2012. 10 Replies

On the 30th, my family and I spent the weekend in Pittsburgh. I disconnected from my Ping (her name is Priscilla) and went swimming with my little cousins. After we were in the pool, we warmed up in…Continue

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Mike S. replied to Haytraut's discussion 'Hot Tubs and Pump Sites'
"I have neuropathy in both feet, so hot tubs are a no no. I do go to the beach in the summer and I take all the pump stuff off for a few hours. I just fingerstick more often to be safe. Of course back in the room I quickly shower to remove salt and…"
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karebear1966 commented on Haytraut's blog post 'Stress=High BS? Shopping=Lows?'
"Stress makes me high and shopping makes me really low too! The stress I can understand, but I walk everywhere and it never goes as low as it does while shopping....and here I thought I was going crazy!! Thanks for sharing!"
Jan 3, 2012
Bradford replied to Haytraut's discussion 'Hot Tubs and Pump Sites'
"I would agree with the overbandage ideas that others have suggested. I would also recommend prepping with skin-tac wipes, especially if you know in advance about a time when you're going to be active in the water/hot tub soon. I use it before…"
Jan 3, 2012
christy replied to Haytraut's discussion 'Hot Tubs and Pump Sites'
"Works great in the shower for me. I think if u really want to secrure an infusion site or cgm site the FlexFix OpSite tape is the way to go."
Jan 2, 2012
AustinMom replied to Haytraut's discussion 'Hot Tubs and Pump Sites'
"For swimming and hot-tubbing, we cover my son's sites with a Tegaderm bandage (available at Walgreens or CVS) and cut a little slit where the tubing attaches to the site. In the summer, he can keep a Tegaderm on for 3 days despite sweating and…"
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Haytraut replied to Haytraut's discussion 'Hot Tubs and Pump Sites'
"Thanks for the advice. I was really concerned about when I kayak. I did not want to give up kayaking because of my pump. I have never actually gotten my Ping wet. I am a little apprehensive because my educator told me that yes it is waterproof, but…"
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acidrock23 replied to Haytraut's discussion 'Hot Tubs and Pump Sites'
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Stress=High BS? Shopping=Lows?

Posted on December 29, 2011 at 9:45am 4 Comments


My parents are divorced. They have been since I was eight. When I go to my Dad's house on the weekends, my blood sugar spikes. I think it is because of stress and anxiety. The same thing happens in my Spanish class because the teacher stresses me out. What can I do to prevent the highs? When I go shopping, my BSs drop, but EVERY time I am in Abercrombie, it drops rather low (50-60s). I don't know if its because of the loud music or the 'rush'. Any advice? Thanks!!

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At 8:31am on March 23, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
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At 7:36am on March 23, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Haytraut!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 7:24am on March 23, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Haytraut...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 12:57am on March 23, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Haytraut. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:09pm on December 29, 2011, Jacob's mom said…

i cant believe it has been less than a year for you since your diagnosis and you have come so far in in your attitude, I love how you named your pump Pricilla perfect! You will love this site for info and support it has been a blessing for me with not feeling as along as a parent. My son was diag. almost 3 years ago he is now 13 and still pretty self conscious glad you are over that! any help you need you will find it here! Best wishes, Amy

At 7:17pm on December 28, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 3:21pm on December 28, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

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At 3:20pm on December 28, 2011, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 1:58pm on December 28, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home Haytraut....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 9:30am on December 28, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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