For many pumpers this isn’t an issue, but for many minimed users I know it can be. I have had a problem with damaging my pump after it was exposed to water while swimming so I have tried a number of things to keep the pump dry. I have tried the Minimed Sport Guard (pictured in the attached file), but I find it to be too big. Also, I am not able to press buttons while using it. Outside of that, it works great and the belt that it comes with secures tightly around my waist…nice bonus.
While searching on the internet (www.aquapac.net), I found a waterproof case for a “radio microphone”. This case has the ability to allow a radio wire to leave the case and still maintain a water tight seal. I place the tubing from my pump where this radio wire would otherwise be and my pump remains completely dry. This case is soft so I am also able to press buttons on my pump while using it. To me, this is key as I like to camp along a river each summer and often find that I am in the water for hours on end. My pump gives me BG reminders, low battery reminders, etc during these times and being able to turn those off without having to leave the water is great. You can see the aquapac in the attached picture below. This can either be attached to a belt or placed around your neck.
What have others found to keep their pumps dry in water?
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