Q: What do I do with my insulin pump when I go swimming?

A: Some pumps are not water proof however if your pump is water proof it is still a good idea to disconnect it so it doesn’t get damaged when you are swimming.

It is best to place your pump in a cooler bag when it has been disconnected so the insulin doesn’t sit out in the hot sun.

You can disconnect your pump for 60 minutes whilst you are swimming however regular testing is recommended.

Try and keep your blood glucose levels above 7mmol/L and no higher than 10mmol/L before commencing any exercise like swimming.

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