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Old 04-25-2013, 11:08 AM   #16
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We pack at least one site change per day with us, sometimes two, especially if it's summer and we'll be swimming. We also carry one site change with us in the parks.
Yeah, I'll definitely do that next time! I just never wanted to have to worry about carrying a vial of insulin around with me for changes.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:23 AM   #17
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DH uses Omnipod. He usually places his pods on the front of his upper leg. The last time we were at Disney, he kept getting occlusions. It took us a few days to realize that the extra stuff he was stowing in the pockets of his cargo shorts for the parks kept bumping his pod, thus causing the occulsions.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:28 AM   #18
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Bring a baggie or two...

Don't forget that wearing a pump on a roller coaster isn't recommended. At the very least, disconnect. Pulling G's on a coaster can force extra insulin from the tubing into you, from what I understand. I always have my kiddo disconnect and give me his pump, and I just keep it in a clean baggie while he's meeting his coaster quota. That way, I don't have to worry about a several-thousand-dollar One Touch Ping getting slung out of his pocket. Check BG before getting in line!
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:26 AM   #19
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Some excellent advice here. Thanks! I am hoping to get a pump in the very near future and we are travelling in September, so hope to have a good understanding of how to use by then!
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:40 PM   #20
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Don't forget that wearing a pump on a roller coaster isn't recommended. At the very least, disconnect. Pulling G's on a coaster can force extra insulin from the tubing into you, from what I understand. I always have my kiddo disconnect and give me his pump, and I just keep it in a clean baggie while he's meeting his coaster quota. That way, I don't have to worry about a several-thousand-dollar One Touch Ping getting slung out of his pocket. Check BG before getting in line!
I have never had an issue on a roller coaster (I have been on them all at WDW). Normally, I disconnect from the site, but it's never done anything silly. I am more concerned that the pump will pop off my belt (I just use the black clip), so I make sure it's tightly secured. It's only rides with magnets that are a concern.

If I had someone to hand it to, I would probably do that, but it's not necessary.
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DH uses Omnipod. He usually places his pods on the front of his upper leg. The last time we were at Disney, he kept getting occlusions. It took us a few days to realize that the extra stuff he was stowing in the pockets of his cargo shorts for the parks kept bumping his pod, thus causing the occulsions.
That must have been very confusing to figure out.
LOL - stuffed pockets would definitely not be first thing o one to mind.
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Diabetes question

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That's interesting to know about the coasters and magnets. I've never noticed a problem with them before, but it's possible I've just misattributed any problems to some other cause.

The Omnipod rep who trained me on mine recommended not going through the newfangled body scanner at MCO, but I got the impression it was more because they aren't yet sure how it might affect it. I opted for the patdown, just in case.
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:34 PM   #24
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That happened to me last trip; we had just finished breakfast at Sunshine Seasons and were headed to our reservation at the Behind the Seeds tour, and my whole pod fell off from the sweat. I had to miss the tour, go back to the hotel, and put a new pod on.
I'm an Omnipod user too...I use that Tegaderm stuff when I think I'm going to sweat a lot, or if I'm snorkeling or whatnot...

It's expensive for a whole box, so I just get it off of Amazon and get whatever I think I might need plus a few extra. I only wear it when I think I will need it however.

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