"I also live at the beach. I have been pumping for over 15 years and have always worn it to the beach. I have the Medtronic Revel pump now. I simply disconnect it from me when I go in the water. I haven't seen any degradation in the insulin."
"I just got Medtronics CGM and am disappointed. I had the Dexcom a few years ago, but they upgraded their system which meant I had to buy a whole new system again, so I just went without for a few years. I haven't had the new CGM to stermine its…"
"I too was scared when I first went to the pump. I didn't like the idea of being attached to something all the time. I thought it would be a pain, but after a short time of getting used to it I loved the whole concept, especially the part about…"
"My pump supplier alsways kept be aware of when my warranty was running out so I could get a new pump while it was still under warranty. Your supplier let you down. BTW, I have a spare pump. A Pradigm 522. I had planned on having it as my backup. I…"
Hey Scott! We use the same pump. I just got the 522. My 3rd pump. Have you been on the pump long? The ocean in your pic looks great. we have had snow here in Indiana.And Ice! I am happy to have found this site; as it is very helpful to talk to others who deal with the same problems.
Here are a few tips; on how to make the most of the site. I invite you check out the different groups; we have: there's an excellent chance you will find more than a few that you can identify with.
If you find the community useful, please:
-Link to us on your blog/site (if you have one).
-Invite; family, friends, colleagues and anyone whom you feel may benefit from it.
-Consider making a donation by clicking on the "Donate" button on the right side of the page, to support the work we do.
Also, if you know of any local newspapers, TV or radio stations that you feel could be interested in writing about our community, please let them know about our recent Press Release, announcing the community: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/8/prweb546849.htm;
Last, if you run into Spanish-only speaking folks, please let them know about EsTuDiabetes.com;, our sister Spanish-speaking community.
We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your experiences with us.
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